Checkered Giant rabbit
The Checkered Giant is a breed of domestic rabbit that originated in France. One of the largest rabbit breeds, the Checkered Giant is recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). The British Rabbit Council (BRC) does not recognize the Checkered Giant, but does recognize a comparable breed, which is named the Giant Papillon.
The Checkered Giant is one of the minority of rabbit breeds with specific coat markings. The markings defined in the breed standard of the Checkered Giant differ somewhat from those in the breed standard of the Giant Papillon. For ARBA show purposes, a mature Checkered Giant buck must weigh a minimum of 11 pounds (5.0 kg), and a mature doe must weigh a minimum of 12 pounds (5.4 kg). ARBA does not specify a maximum weight for Checkered Giants.
For the Checkered Giant, ARBA recognizes two varieties: Black ("white with black markings"), and Blue ("white with gray markings"). Each sex and variety is judged separately.
|Senior Does||8+ months old||12 lb (5.4 kg)||[none specified]|
|Senior Bucks||8+ months old||11 lb (5.0 kg)||[none specified]|
|Intermediate Does & Bucks||6-8 months old||9 lb (4.1 kg)||[none specified]|
|Junior Does & Bucks||3-6 months old||6 lb (2.7 kg)||[none specified]|
|Pre-Junior Does & Bucks||<3 months old||4 lb (1.8 kg)||7 lb (3.2 kg)|
- Whitman, Bob D. (October 2004). Domestic Rabbits & Their Histories: Breeds of the World. Leawood KS: Leathers Publishing. ISBN 978-1585972753.
- Standard of Perfection 2016-2020. American Rabbit Breeders Association. 2015. ASIN B018GVBJK4.
- "Breed Standards 2016-2020" (PDF). British Rabbit Council. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- "About [the Checkered Giant]". American Checkered Giant Rabbit Club. Retrieved 11 February 2018.