The Fawn Rex Rabbit is gorgeously colored and incredibly pleasing to the touch. Its short coat requires little maintenance, and its docile nature makes the Fawn Rex Rabbit a wonderful pet and show animal!
Like most utility rabbits, the Fawn Rex Rabbit is a meat rabbit.
Because of its plush-soft coat, these rabbits have been valued for years by show people and furriers. Because their velvety fur is so short, Fawn Rex Rabbits are easier to care for than most longhaired rabbits, but will still require regular grooming to keep their incredible coats from becoming uncomfortably matted.
With its lovely coloration, the Fawn Rex Rabbit makes an unusual show animal or friend as docile as its name would imply. Beautiful, gracefully curved Fawn Rex Rabbits are characterized as their name dictates, by their lovely fawn color.
The fur of Fawn Rex Rabbits grows to just over half an inch in length, and the undercoat is the same length as the guard hairs. This makes the coat thick and gives it the unusual plush texture! The color of Fawn Rex Rabbits’ fur should be very even.
Their whiskers or vibrissae are short and often curly! Fawn Rex Rabbits carry their ears erect on their broad heads, and have medium thick bones. Generally bucks grow to eight pounds and does to nine, although lighter weight Fawn Rex Rabbits tend to have a more graceful appearance.
A small dewlap, so long as it is attractively round and in proportion to the rest of the rabbit’s body, is permissible when showing the Fawn Rex. Fawn Rex Rabbits began in 1919 when Rex mutated kits, which had previously been killed as runts, were bred by a French farmer named Desire Caillon for their interesting mutation.
A gentleman named Gillet shared Caillon’s interest and introduced the Rex Rabbit as a new class of show rabbit. Because of the velvety coat that Rex Rabbits sported, furriers soon developed a passion for Rex Rabbits as well. Today many colors of Rex Rabbit coats have been perfected and the Fawn Rex Rabbit’s color is particularly lovely.
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