The Carmagnola Grey rabbit is a rare breed from Italy, almost extinct. It is a large chinchilla-colored breed bred for meat. The coat of the Carmagnola Grey exhibits chinchilla coloration. The average weight of an adult Carmagnola Grey is 7.7–9.9 pounds (3.5–4.5 kg). Fewer than 500 specimens were found in a 2002 population study.
One of Carnmagnola's grey rabbits' diets consisted of perilla seeds (Perilla frutescens L.). Perilla seeds are considered as a supplement in their diet as it enhances with growth, development, and meat quality.
- The Carmagnola Grey Rabbit Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine C. Lazzaroni Dipartamento di Scienze Zootecniche, Università degli Studi di Torino, Via Leonardo da Vinci, 44, 10095 Grugliasco,Torino, Italy
- Lazzaroni, C. (2002). Khalil, M.H.; Baselga, M (eds.). "The Carmagnola Grey Rabbit (Italy)" (PDF). Rabbit Genetic Resources in Mediterranean Countries. Options Méditerranéennes : Série B. Etudes et Recherches. Zaragoza: CIHEAM - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies. 38: 145–150. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- Peiretti, P. G.; Gasco, L.; Brugiapaglia, A.; Gai, F. (2011-06-01). "Effects of perilla (Perilla frutescens L.) seeds supplementation on performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and fatty acid composition of rabbits". Livestock Science. 138 (1): 118–124. doi:10.1016/j.livsci.2010.12.007. ISSN 1871-1413.
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