Cinnamon rabbit’s are a breed of rabbit that are domesticated.
They were created in 1962 and are characterized by their ‘russet color’ fur. This is why they are given their name.
They have an amiable and calm nature which makes them very good pets.
History of Cinnamon rabbits
It is a rare breed rabbit and is listed on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy’s list of rare rabbit breeds.
There are only several hundred Cinnamon Rabbits still active in the United States.
They are not an endangered species.
The breed was created by Ellis Housman in Montana in the 1960s.
They were bred for the color of their coat.
Cinnamon rabbits enjoy a lineage that includes Californians, Checkered Giants, Chinchillas, and New Zealand Whites.
They were first show in Calgary in Canada in 1969.
There were accepted by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1972.
Character and nature of Cinnamon rabbits
They are known to be a hardy breed of rabbit.
The Cinnamon Rabbit is a breed of rabbit that is known for its friendly and affable nature.
They are friendly rabbits that get on well with other breeds of rabbits.
They are calm personalities which make them very good pets.
What do Cinnamon rabbits look like?
It has color that is a combination of rust with gray ticking.
They are large in shape and are difficult to pick up.
They have a luscious coat renown for its distinct color.
There is more gray than rust on its face, ears, and tail which have a darker shade of Gray than other parts of its body.
It has an orange undercoat.
Its coat measures between 2.5 and 3.5 cm in thickness.
Its ticked coat is quite characteristic of those of wild rabbits. The ticking is caused by hair strands that have bands of various color.
Its body is of a medium length and is of stocky build.
It has round hips.
Its head is closely set to its body.
Its ears are of medium length compared to other breeds.
The ears stand upright.
Males weigh between 3.8 to 4.76 kg in weight
Females weigh between 4.08 and 4.98 kg in weight.
Variations in its color are rare and its coloring is very specific.
How to look after Cinnamon rabbits
It does not require a lot of attention with its grooming, just a brush once a week with a slicker brush.
It will enjoy space to exercise, toys to play with, food to eat.
Time with their owner is always enjoyed.
They enjoy attention from people.
They need a well balanced diet.
Showing Requirements of Cinnamon rabbits
It is mainly bred for meat and for showing.
How long do Cinnamon rabbits live for?
They tend to live between seven and twelve years old.
How much do Cinnamon rabbits cost?
Cinnamon rabbits are rare and tend to cost around $30 to purchase.
The Cinnamon rabbit has a affiliated club which is the Cinn Rabbit Breeders Association