Rex Rabbit Breed: Features and Origin

Profile of Rex rabbit breeds, breed intelligent, caring and mother, often caring for another rabbit. Rex rabbits have unique luxurious texture to coat them, because the gene mutation.
Size: Large
Hair type: Short
Origins
The Rex rabbit comes from the French in 1920 and named for the rex gene responsible for a unique type of hair. Consisting of normal rabbit fur undercoat shorter, accompanied with long guard hairs.
Rex fur is the result of a genetic mutation that causes the hair to be all the same length, giving a luxurious velvety texture. In nature, mutations occur quite frequently, and many offspring as a result of constant mutations through selective breeding program. The first Rex rabbits born in the village of louche-Pringe France in 1919, where the village priest was impressed with fancy coat and decided to breed it.
Some of Rex rabbits are shown in international exhibitions in Paris in 1924, where they find great interest among farmers. Rex fur demand will lead to commercial overbreeding and degradation of the gene rex fur tends to make hair thin and sparse. Some serious breeders introduced to modify the genes of other descent and founded the Rex breed with fur quality is much better.
Rex became very popular in many countries, both as a commercial and fine breed. Rex rabbit first is a colored, but different colors have been developed through cross marriage.

Brown rabbit on a white wooden table. Beauty shoot. Castor Rex.

Appearance
Rex is a big rabbit, weighing between 3 and 4.5 kg (6-10 lbs).Rex rabbit is smaller in the UK at around 3-3.5 kg (6-8 lbs) Rex greater in the United States around 3.5-4.5 kg (8-10 lbs).
Rex rabbit has a media construct, a round, solid body that looks with strong legs, large head and ears erect.
Rex rabbits have short, soft hair, about 1.25 cm or ½inch long. Coat dense, smooth and level with the company, rich texture. Rex rabbit has a curly mustache.
Colour
Common to most countries:
  • Castor
  • Black
  • Blue
  • White
  • Brown
  • Sable
  • Seal
  • Chinchilla
  • Lynx
  • Opal

 

Recognized in the United States:
  • Amber
  • Red
  • Lilac
  • Broken
  • California
  • Black Otter

 

Recognized in the UK:
  • Smoke Pearl
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Orange
  • Fawn
  • Cinnamon
  • Dalmation
  • Harlequin
  • Himalayan
  • Satin

 

Rex Rabbit
Temperament
Rex rabbits have a relatively calm temperament and are generally very good-natured. They are intelligent and affectionate, especially mothers (often nurture other rabbits), and enjoy the company. They can be very noisy and funny, but usually good with children and other pets.
Special requirements
Rex rabbits do not get treatment, if necessary they can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth. Rex rabbits are prone to sore hocks

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