Continental Giant rabbit

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Continental Giant rabbit

The Continental Giant, also known as the German Giant,[1] is a very large breed of rabbit which was originally bred for meat.[2] It is recognized by the British Rabbit Council in two categories, colored and white,[3][4] but is not recognized as a breed by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

The Continental Giant, first documented in 1893,[2] is said to have descended from the Flemish Giant.[2]

The longest Continental Giant on record is approximately 4 feet 4 inches (c. 132 cm) in length,[5] and the heaviest weighs 53 lbs (c. 24kg).[2] The average lifespan for the breed is 4–5 years.[2] The record for the longest Continental Giant has been held by the breeder Annette Edwards since 2004, across three generations of rabbits.[6]

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  1. ^ "Oak Creek Farms, Breeder of Specialty Continental Giant Rabbits". OakCreekGiants.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Continental Giant Rabbit". Just Rabbits. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  3. ^ BRC Breed Standard - Coloured
  4. ^ BRC Breed Standard - White
  5. ^ "Giant rabbits apparently make great pets".
  6. ^ Chamberlain, Zoe (2012-04-08). "Meet Darius, the world's biggest Easter bunny!". birminghammail. Retrieved 2019-12-18.