Our first New Zealand breed was a Red which had been developed in the USA as a utility rabbit. The larger New Zealand White was imported into England after the 1939/45 war and soon joined the red as a popular exhibition variety. It was joined by the Black in the 1960s and was followed by the Blue.
|Red: Bright golden red or reddish gold. Black: jet black carried well down undercoat. Blue: Even shade of medium blue throughout. White: Bright clean white avoiding yellow coats.||Red Adults 3.62 kg. White, Black, Blue Adult bucks 4.08-4.989 kg.||The National New Zealand Rabbit Club|