Today the flemish rabbit leads in number exhibited at all the principle shows and are sold at the highest prices recorded since the days of the illfated belgian boom. Giant bunny has the best family this massive bunny is almost as big as his human siblings you can keep up with cocoa puff, his amazing family, and all. Flemish giant rabbit silhouette sticker, vinyl bunny. After birth, clean out the hay, replace with some new hay, and check to see if babies are all alive. Flemish giant rabbit breeding, buying, care, cost, keeping, health, supplies, food, rescue and more included. Flemish giant rabbit is considered the oldest breed, so researchers do not have a single opinion about its origin yet.
Here at lipps flemish, i raise, breed, and take pride in my flemish giant rabbits. The brandywine zoo held book with a bunny, a story time program with. They are known to be docile and tolerant of gentle handling, even more than a normal bunny, which tends to be jumpy and fidgety at times. The flemish giant rabbit generally weigh between 9 to 14 lbs. Flemish giant rabbit book for pros and cons, care, housing, cost, diet and health. Ralph, a 4yearold continental giant from the united kingdom, reclaimed the guinness world record for the largest rabbit a title he took from a bunny that outweighed him in 2010, according to fairfax. At one point or another, almost every owner of a flemish giant asks, how big should my rabbit be. Flemish giant rabbits for sale breeders list in the us. They are believed to be the descendants of the now extinct stone and european patagonian rabbits. It is the perfect notebook gift for school and competitions. Oct 12, 2018 giant bunny has the best family this massive bunny is almost as big as his human siblings you can keep up with cocoa puff, his amazing family, and all of their adventures together on instagram.
These were the times when rabbit breeders in england were breeding specimens that weighed in the region of 7 or 8 lbs 3. Darius 2012 biggest bunny guinness world record you can go to the web site to order a baby. Gus is a flemish giant rabbit, born on a bunny farm in new york. Fabulously interesting facts about flemish giant rabbits. Darius guinness world record biggest bunny 2012 youtube. Their body is found in the shape of semiarch which means that the bodys top line curve upwards at the midsection rather than behind the ears. Books related to flemish giant rabbits, a pet owners guide to flemish giant bunnies, how to care for your flemish giant, including health, breeding. Theyre smart and they housetrain quickly, so you can let them roam the house alongside the kids and other family pets. Giant bunny has the best family cocoa puff the dodo youtube. Origins of the flemish giants by thomas coatoam originally published in 1983nffgrb guide book.
We enjoyed this addition to the even more supersized collection of books. History the flemish giant is an old breed of domesticated rabbits, originating from the flemish region. Our bunnies take trips to schools, nursing homes, and social gatherings. In fact, the largest rabbit recorded by the guinness world book of records is a continental named darius, weighing above 50lbs. They are a running breed and require a large cage to move comfortably. Flemish are generally friendly, easy to handle bunnies despite thier size. Here are some facts for litter box training your pet from a small bunny to a flemish giant rabbit. The breed was exported to america in the early 1890s to help improve the size of meat rabbits during the great rabbit boom. Flemish giants come in 7 arba recognized colors, blue, black, fawn, light gray, sandy, steel, and white. At one point or another, almost every owner of a flemish.
Continental giant rabbits for sale in the uk pets4homes. Because thier frequent contact with kids, besides my own kids constantly handling them, our rabbits temperments are a priority. One of the largest rabbit breeds, the checkered giant is easily recognized by its distinctive bold markings and arched body type. See more ideas about giant bunny, bunny and giant rabbit. Their weight can be from pounds to as large as 28 pounds. Darius and jeff are the biggest bunnies in the world. Additionally, the flemish giant is one of the oldest known breed of rabbit in existence.
It was bred as early as the 16th century near the city of ghent, belgium. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Unfollow flemish giant rabbit to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The first flemish giant to have appeared at a rabbit show weighed about 14 lbs 6. The club does this using this website, quarterly newsletters, a wonderful guidebook, and by encouraging the. As with a child, rabbit proof you house from cables, wires, shoes, papers or anything important or they may be chewed. Welcome to the official home page of the national federation of flemish giant rabbit breeders, one of the oldest breed clubs in the us. The ideal flemish giant rabbit has a long, muscular, wellproportioned body. I am located about 20 miles away from noblesville, indiana. The flemish giant is a very old and popular breed due to its large size originally bred in the 16th century around the city of ghent, belgium. At this time, the colouring for a flemish giant was an iron grey colour with sandy or white. When you talk about a big bunny, the flemish giant is one of the biggest. The preserve a flemish giant rabbitry home facebook.
Luckily, they make habits of doing their business in their litter box. Hospitals, special needs, senior living, schools birthday parties and much more. To help answer this question, this chart is setup as a basic guideline to give you an idea of what most common minimum as well as the best desired sizes are, based on age, for your giant bunny pals. A pet owners guide to flemish giant bunnies, how to care. In the united states, there are 7 recognized varieties of the breed. Rabbit information history of the breed the flemish giant is a very old and popular breed due to its large size originally bred in the 16th century around the city of ghent, belgium. Willamette valley rabbitry a family owned rabbitry breeding. Flemish giant rabbit silhouette sticker, vinyl bunny decal. Funny rabbit tee my house rules flemish giant bunny shirt. The worlds biggest bunny, eyepopping color photos paired with simple, gradeappropriate text will engage children as they learn about the physical characteristics, diet.
The worlds biggest bunny is preparing to see his heavyweight title challenged by his giant son. British flemish giant the british flemish giant is catalogued in the brcs fancy section. The flemish giant rabbit and other giant rabbit breeds today. We produce quality flemish giants on a limited basis. Apr 22, 2011 bodmin the rabbit is a big bunny and we mean big. Darius the worlds biggest rabbit is facing competition. The flemish giant rabbit can produce large litters, usually between 5 and 12 in a litter. The flemish giant rabbit is easily identified by its name because its really a large breed of rabbit which looks like a mediumsized dog. Story time with a flemish giant at the zoo delaware online. As far as we can tell, every single giant rabbit breed today is based upon the flemish giant rabbit as it was known circa 1900. They have been bred as early as the 16th century around the city of ghent, belgium. They should be fed a diet of highquality hay and good. Check out abcrabbitry for additional breeders nationwide.
He lives up to the name of his breed, flemish giant, by tipping the scales at almost 18lbs. It is undisputed that flanders the origin of its present name was the country of its adoption and dissemination throughout europe and eventual appearance in america. Flemish giant rabbits are domesticated and are famously known because of their large size. The flemish giant was soon established as a favorite owing to their enormous size and beautiful colors. Children got the chance to meet a flemish giant rabbit and a north. Darius, who measures over four feet long and weighs in at a whopping three and a half stone, is. I breed and show the black and light gray varieties. A nesting box filled with hay is given to the female as she prepares for birth.
The worlds biggest bunny, eyepopping color photos paired with simple, gradeappropriate text will engage children as they learn about the physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this supersized animal. Did you know that flemish giant rabbits can be as large as two cats. The flemish giant rabbit has two nicknames the universal rabbit because of it is a breed that serves all four rabbit purposes meat, show, coat and pet and a gentle giant because it is so wellmannered and docile. This superb resource gives answers to all your questions and is a must have for anybody passionate about. If keeping outside, the hutch should be no smaller then 6 x 4 preferably larger. National federation of flemish giant rabbit breeders. Flemish giant rabbits, a pet owners guide to flemish. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading flemish giant rabbits pets. The flemish giant started to appear at rabbit shows with the original flemish giant weighing about 14lb 6.
A complete flemish giant rabbits pet guide kindle edition by brown, lolly. Mar 02, 2014 rabbits make great house pets and friends. Opinions differ as to the real origin of the flemish giant. Our focus is on improving mass, bone, length, and weight.
At this time, the colouring for a flemish giant was an iron grey colour with sandy or white bar markings on the legs and long, bent tipped, ears. This breed is thought to have originally been bred for meat and fur. Pets4homes found 24 continental giant rabbits for sale in the uk. According to some researchers, they are considered to be descendants of the patagonian or stone rabbits that were originally intended for fur and meat. Jun 07, 2012 darius 2012 biggest bunny guinness world record you can go to the web site to order a baby. Happy tails flemish giants face book group current member of nffgrb, national federation of flemish giant rabbit breeders current member of arba, american rabbit breeders association. The supersized rabbits were first raised in a region called flanders, which is now part of belgium, more than 150 years ago.
Willamette valley rabbitry a family owned rabbitry. In 2010, guinness world records awarded a 51inch flemish giant the title of longest rabbit. The flemish giant is an old breed of domesticated rabbits, originating from the flemish region. They are commonly referred to as a german giant, and are a very large breed which was originally created for meat production. The breeds weight is typically around 10 to 20 pounds and can grow up to 30 inches long. The purpose of the nffgrb has always been to promote and improve the flemish giant breed.
Flemish giants are extremely gentle with family members of all ages. Flemish giant rabbit book for housing, costs, care, health, diet, pros and cons. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Flemish giant rabbits, continental giant rabbits and more. Due to the large size, you will have to spend more money and time to provide the proper care. The first known records of flemish giants were in flanders, belgium in the 16th century. A wide variety of classified ads buy, rent, sell and find anything flemish giant rabbits listings. The origins of continentals are derived from the flemish giant, from flanders belgium. Happy tails flemish giants is a family owned adventure into rabbitry.
Recognized by the arba in 1919, the checkered giant is celebrating 100 years as the rabbit beautiful. See more ideas about giant bunny, giant rabbit and animals. Gus is hoping to find a new home where he wont be confined to a cage. Continental giants are descended from flemish giants and were first documented in 1893. The flemish giant is also known as universal rabbit and gentle giant. It makes life so much more enjoyable with a rabbit at your side rather than your rabbit couped up in a cage. Lots of color pictures, large text, and basic information about these large furry mammals. A flemish giant rabbit weighs 20 pounds 9 kgas much as two cats. Giant bunny has the best family cocoa puff the dodo. It is believed to have descended from a number of meat and fur breeds, possibly including the steenkonijn stone rabbit referring to the old belgian weight size. We are a small yet responsible flemish giant rabbitry based in murrieta ca and established in 2012. It is believed to have descended from a number of meat and fur breeds, possibly including the steenkonijn stone rabbitreferring to the old belgian weight size of one stone or about 3. It is believed to have descended from a number of meat and fur breeds, possibly including the steenkonijn stone rabbit referring to the old belgian weight size of one stone or 3,5 kg and the. Its type is large, roomy, and flat, being broad in.720 595 582 1454 318 1558 1365 976 1187 304 1630 1395 710 902 577 376 919 54 559 1427 1332 1288 638 661 179 1635 1274 939 930 762 211 737 1591 352 1027 663 522 278 1451 477 489 987