beige

Beige Rabbits

HISTORY

The Beige rabbit first appeared in Britian at the end of the 1920’s, but soon lost favor due to the many other fur breeds which were being developed or introduced from Europe. In the Netherlands the Beige was being developed in the 1930’s by a Mr. G. Brinks from Rotterdam. The Beige was admitted to the Dutch Standards on May 1, 1940, just a few days before World War II came to Holland. The Bristish rabbit fanciers rediscovered the Beige some forty years later in Holland and reintroduced then to the United Kingdom, where they became known for a short time as Isabellas. The name Beige is now however used in England when referingto the breed.
There has been little written regarding the development of the Beige, but no doubt, Havana
and Lilacs were used in the genetic makeup.

BRITISH STANDARD FOR THE BEIGE RABBIT
TYPE – Bold head, low at shoulders rising steadily to rump. Stoutly built rabbit and fine boned – like Havana. Leg: short straight, fine to medium bone. Toenails horn color.
Ears; Short and erect – not longer than 12 cm.
(5 inches).
Weight kg 2.26 – 2.948 (5 – 6 1/2 lbs).
FUR – Dense and silky, lying loose on body being neither fly-back or flowing. Length cms 2.54 – 3.81
(1 – 11/2 inch). Free from woolliness and harshness.
COLOR – Dark Champois or light sandy color, down to the skin faintly ticked with blue. Hairs tinted light at base, medium in middle and darker at the tips. Blue shading on flanks, muzzle, edges of ears. Top sides of hind legs beige, pads blue; Forefeet same as body. Tail beige on top, blue under. Belly Beige with deeper blue shading.
FAULTS – White or frosty nose. White whiskers;
Blue too dark, Brownish or rusty color.

Recent News:

Bob Barker and His Pet Rabbit MR Rabbit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony La Russa would like his dog to spend more time in his lap. Bob Barker would like his rabbit to spend more time in its litter box. And Lea Michele would like her cat to spend less time in her cotton ball jar.The Associated Press asked several celebrity pet owners about New Year’s resolutions for their animals — and resolutions their pets might have for more »

A not stupid pet trick rabbit agility

Austin, December 13, 2011- A fuzzy bunny that leaps and runs through an agility course may seem like an anomaly. But if professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich gets her wish more and more people will start training their companion animals to do stupid pet tricks. These cute and often amusing behaviors are a step in the right direction towards getting pet owners to embrace positive reinforcement training techniques.