Continental Giant rabbit

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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] Some individuals are said to be friendly with other animals.[5]

The longest Continental Giant on record is approximately 4 feet 4 inches (c. 132 cm) in length,[6] and the heaviest weighs 53 lbs (c. 24kg).[2] The average lifespan for the breed is 4–5 years. [2]

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  1. ^ "OAK CREEK FARMS - Oak Creek Farms, Breeder of Specialty Continental Giant Rabbits". OAK CREEK FARMS. 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. ^ "World's biggest bunny rabbit Darius, who weighs almost four stone (c. 25kg) , has a rival in his giant 3ft 8in (c. 112 cm) son Jeff - Metro News". Metro. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
  6. ^ "Darius the world's biggest rabbit is facing competition from his son - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 2016-03-14.