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Introduced into the UK Early 1990s
The eye-catching and unique Sallander was developed in the Salland region of Holland in 1975. A thickset and well rounded medium sized rabbit with good natured temperament.

Colour Weight Club
Base colour pearl with blackish brown guard hairs giving a veil of pale charcoal Ideal adult 3.5-4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK 1947
A unique rabbit that lives up to its name with its exquisitely silky coat and sheen. The first Satins were produced in the United States during the period of the second World War and when they were imported to the UK the pink eyed Ivory became very popular.

Colour Weight Club
This big brother of the Mini Satin is bred in the following colours: Ivory, black, blue, brown, lilac, castor, cinnamon, lynx 2.72-3.62 kg National Satin Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK 1930
UK breeders Chas Banfield and C Pope created the Siberian by cross breeding using self-coloured English rabbits to produce a uniform pelt for the fur industry. It has an unusual roll back coat and has unique coloured flecking. Produced in several colours, the Lilac was the last to be developed in 1946 by Ron Crowther.

Colour Weight Club
Black, Blue, Brown, Lilac 2.26-3.17 kg National Siberian Rabbit Club

Silver Fox

Introduced into the UK 1920s
Created in this country by introducing Tan into the Chinchilla, the first specimens were exhibited in 1926.
A consistent winner, the Black has a sparkling black and white coat generously sprinkled with longer white hairs along the flanks and chest.

Colour Weight Club
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac 3.2 kgs National Silver Fox Rabbit Club

Smoke Pearl

Introduced into the UK Late 1920s
The first specimens were produced from Sables by a Scottish breeder in both the Siamese and Marten patterns. At first it was called “Smoke Beige” but changed name when the standard was adopted by the British Fur Rabbit Society in 1932. A national club was formed in 1945.

Colour Weight Club
Siamese: smoke grey saddle shading to pearl grey beige. Marten: chest, flanks and rump ticked with longer white hairs, white belly. Between 2.25-3.2 kg National Smoke Pearl Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK 1920s
The Squirrel owes its introduction to the Chinchilla and they first appeared as “Blue Chinchillas”. A provisional standard was granted in 1928 but they became extinct. Re-created in the 1980s they remain a rarity.

Colour Weight Club
As its original name implies, a blue version of the Chinchilla Adult 2.47-3.06kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club.


Introduced into the UK 1986
Named after the English county this appealing golden breed was created by Judy leMarchant in 1986. The Sussex Gold was standardised in 1991, to be followed by the Cream.

Colour Weight Club
Golred-gold top colour, lightly ticked with cream and milk chocolate. Cream: rich pinkish beige top colour lightly ticked with lilac and pale cream, shading lilac. Desired weight 3.4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club

Swiss Fox

Introduced into the UK Early 1980s
Created in Switzerland and Germany in the nineteen twenties, when this appealing rabbit was introduced into the UK it has achieved consistent success on the show bench.

Colour Weight Club
All colours recognised Desired weight 2.5 – 3 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club


Introduced into the UK Late 1960s
Created in Germany by crossing Himalayans with large Argentes, the Thuringer has a thickset well rounded body and striking colouring.

Colour Weight Club
Yellow ochre or buff (similar to chamois leather) with bluish black guard hairs Ideal weight 3.5 - 4 kg Rare Varieties Rabbit Club