This breed's only variety is Standard
|Groups & Colors|
Junior Does Weight: Not over 6.5 pounds, Minimum
weight 3 pounds
This is a medium sized rabbit known for its overall color. It is often confused with other rabbits of different breeds which may also have a lilac variety. It is a dove gray rabbit with pinkish tint on the surface. The eyes are blue-gray.
Lilacs have rollback fur
|Country of Orgin|
H. Onslow,Mabel Illingworth,R. C. Punnet
Onslow created his Lilac in England and showed it in London in 1913. Illingworth, crossed a Blue Imperial and a Havana and her result was a lilac rabbit that she named the Essex Lavender. R. C. Punnet of Cambridge University crossed a Havana with a Blue Beveran, and he referred to his breed as a Cambridge Blue. Breeds used a combination of these three breeds in creating the Lilac as it was first named by the British Rabbit Council. It made its first ARBA appearance in the 1920's. The breed almost was extinct by 1951, where only 6 were shown at the ARBA convention. Ken Fehrman took over the specialty club and the breed had a small return.
|Year of ARBA Acceptance|
The Lilac is on the Watch List.
National Lilac Rabbit Club of America