The Standard Rex is a medium rabbit with silky fur that is soft as velvet. In addition to its beautiful fur, the Standard Rex rabbit has a calm, sociable and very soft temperament, which makes it very easy to tame even for young children. He is therefore an excellent pet, especially since he is less allergenic than other breeds of rabbits. It should be noted that the male is even more affectionate than the female who remains a little more independent.
In addition to being bred as a pet, the Standard Rex rabbit can be bred for the quality of its flesh that is firm, juicy and simply tasty. The breeder can then take the opportunity to preserve and transform his beautiful fur. This is what we do here on the farm, this way we take advantage of all that this wonderful breed of rabbit has to offer.
According to the ARBA standard (American Rabbit Breeders Association), the breed is subdivided into 16 colors: Amber, White, Blue, Broken, Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Lilac, Otter, Lynx, Black, Opal, Sea Lion, Red and Zibeline. Here at the farm, we mainly have the color Castor, Amber, Broken and Opal. Sometimes we get other colors like red and lynx. The adult male rabbit must weigh between 7.5 and 9.5 lbs (3.4 and 4.3 kg) and the adult female between 8 and 10.5 lbs (3.6 and 4.8) kg, still according to the American standard. Its fur is made up of a fine, very dense and short that must measure between ½ and 7/8 of an inch (16 and 20 mm) in length. This characteristic is the result of a genetic mutation occurring naturally in a French breeding around the 1920s. This characteristic was selected and then worked and improved, which had the effect of giving birth to the rabbit Rex Standard breed such as we know it today.
Farming conditions on the farm:
Weaning of baby rabbit at 5 weeks;
Rest of the mothers between the weaning of each litter
Rabbits fed cubed feed, hay and vegetables;
Departure for adoption starting at 8 weeks;