According to the British Rabbit Council, a British Giant rabbit needs to exhibit certain qualities in order to be recognised as a true British Giant. I am starting to question whether my bunnies are true British Giants. On Friday I bought a new rabbit to be a companion for Roger. Her name is Edith, and she is a young British Giant who I bought from a Breeder in the Channel area of Tassie. The person I bought her from appears to be very knowledgeable on the subject of British Giants and gave me the name of another breeder in the city who I could use in the future. When this seller came over to my home, she remarked that by bunnies are quite small compared to her rabbits. This has me a little concerned…. Maybe my bunnies are not pure British Giants!
Edith is a lovely little bunny. She is apparently coloured Agouti… a colour which I don’t think is compatible with the British Giant standards. As well as this, she also has a much thinner face than my other bunnies. To be honest, I am worried that my rabbits are not British Giants… either that, or Edith isn’t really a pure British Giant. I have looked at photos of British Giants and my bunnies match those images, yet mine are apparently undersized for true British Giants. I know it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of the universe, yet it does matter as I bought (what I thought were) British Giants, and I have been selling them as such too. I don’t want to mislead people.
Regardless, Edith appears to be a very lovely little bunny. She is a little shy, yet that is understandable as she just met us. I will have to take some time to pat her in order for her to become more familiar with people. I don’t think it will be till next Spring before she is old enough to breed… which is perfect as I am getting close to the end of the breeding season. I am considering getting one more litter from Marylin before the end of Summer… yet I am not sure. Having lost 80% of the last litter, and 100% of every other litter she had last year, I am thinking that it might be better if she took a break.