With its muted, glowing coloration and coat so soft it could be made of plush, the Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbit is not a pet to miss! Soft as a plush toy animal, the Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbit is a docile and calm pet with a sweet disposition.
Like most domestic rabbits, it is a meat rabbit, though highly valued for its exquisitely textured fur. It does not require much grooming because its lovely soft coat is so short, but you should pay close attention to be sure that your Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbit’s thick coat does not become matted.
These adorable rabbits are sure to please! Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbits’ fur is so soft because the hairs of the undercoat grow just as long as the guard hairs of the top coat! These hairs are a smoky pearl color, true to the name, and the coat should have a healthy shine.
Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbits carry their ears straight up in the air. The Rex fur is soft, short, and dense, averaging about three quarters of an inch in length, and the whiskers may be curly or wavy!
Male Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbits weigh about eight pounds and does should weigh nine pounds. These rabbits are allowed small dewlaps as long as they are proportionate to the rest of the body.
Their bones are medium strong and these rabbits tend to look awkward if overweight. Nevertheless, even healthy Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbit have lovely curvaceous shapes and are truly beautiful show animals or pets.
The Rex Rabbit was developed in France by Desire Caillon, a farmer, in 1919. He was drawn to the kits in a litter of gray rabbits, which had a mutation giving them shorter hair than the others.
After much selective breeding, another gentleman named Gillet introduced the Rex as a new class of rabbit that today comes in a variety different colors. The Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbits have a less dramatic pattern than some Rex Rabbits but they are nevertheless exquisitely lovely in their muted grayish glow.
White spots or eyes any color other than specified will disqualify your Smoke Pearl Rex Rabbit from show.
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