The Cinnamon Rex Rabbit is gorgeously colored and incredibly pleasing to the touch, making it both an unusual and lovely show animal or household pet! Like most domestic rabbits, the Cinnamon Rex Rabbit is a meat rabbit.
Because of its rich and velvety coat, these rabbits have been valued for years by show people and furriers alike. Cinnamon Rex Rabbits will require careful and regular grooming to keep their incredible coats from becoming uncomfortably matted.
Because their plush fur is so short, Cinnamon Rex Rabbits are easier to care for than most longhaired rabbits. When cared for correctly, the Cinnamon Rex Rabbit makes a lovely, bright and docile friend or show animal.
Cinnamon Rex Rabbits are unusually soft because their guard hairs and undercoat hairs both grow to just over a half inch in length, giving the coat a uniformly short, lustrous, and thick texture and appearance. As its name implies, the fur is a spicy, even cinnamon color!
The top of the Cinnamon Rex Rabbit’s broad head is crowned gracefully by its erect ears. Generally, male Cinnamon Rex Rabbits weigh eight pounds and females weigh nine pounds. These rabbits have medium strong bones and their bodies are nicely curved.
A small dewlap may occasionally be seen in Cinnamon Rex Rabbits, and this is not considered to be a fault as long as it is rounded gracefully and also proportional to the rest of the rabbit’s body. Cinnamon Rex Rabbits originated in France.
Beginning in 1919, the Rex mutated kits, which had previously been killed as runts, were bred by a 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. Cinnamon Rex Rabbits exhibit a particularly striking color and are truly beautiful animals. Cinnamon Rex Rabbits will be disqualified from show if their eyes are any color save that specified by the breed standard. Cinnamon Rex Rabbits are also disqualified from show if they exhibit any white hairs or spots.
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