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Californian Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

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Fact File

Average size



Between 3-5kg

Litter size

5-10 kits

life span

5-8 years

The Californian rabbit is renowned for its striking appearance, inheriting its distinctive colouring from the Ch gene, also known as the Himalayan gene. With its distinctive white fur and contrasting dark points on the nose, ears, feet, and tail, it's easily recognizable.


Interestingly, the hue of their ears, nose, and feet darkens in colder climates. Known for their gentle demeanour, Californian rabbits are popular as pets and show animals.

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Did you know?!

Californian rabbits have a high tolerance for handling, making them excellent choices for pet therapy

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