Rabbit Breeds – Himilayan

Breed Facts

Breed Slogan Majestic Beauty of the Ages
Showroom Varities Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac
Weight Junior Weight: Minimum weight 1.25 pounds
Senior: 2.5 – 4.5 pounds, ideal weight 3.5 pounds
Appearance Himalayan rabbits are the only cylindrical breed. They have white fur and are colored at the points. When shown, they are stretched out as far as possible.
Coat Type Himalyans have flyback fur
General Personality Himalayan’s are one of the most docile rabbit breeds. Many chilren use them for rabbit showmanship.

ARBA Schedule of Points

General Type….41 Body
Head
Ears
31
5
5
Fur………………..10
Body Color…………..3
Markings……41 Head
Ears
Front Feet & Legs
Hind Feet & Legs
Tail
10
10
8
10
3
Condition……………5
TOTAL POINTS….100

Breed History

Country of Orgin Himalayan Mountains
Founder Unknown
Brief History Himalayans are one of the oldest breeds of rabbits. They have been in the Himalayan Mountain regions for many years. They are in more regions of the world than any other breed of rabbit. Ron Smelt of California developed the chocolate and lilac varieties.
Year of ARBA Acceptance
Conservation Status Himalayans are currently not at risk

Recommended Breeders

National Club American Himalayan Rabbit Association
Regional Clubs
Local/State Clubs

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Rob Usakowski
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