Black, Blue Otter, Blue, Broken, Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Lilac, Lynx, Opal, Red, Sable, Seal, White
Shown as a 4 class breed in above Varieties.
The Rex rabbit, like the Satin and the Angora, is treated as a separate breed differentiated by its coat characteristics from the previously described “normal” furred breeds. The name Castorrex is derived from Castor meaning “Beaver”, and Rex meaning “King”, and is the name given to these short-haired rabbits by the promoter, M. Amedee Gillet, of Coulange, France.
Previous to 1919, nobody thought of adopting them as a new breed, but in 1919, a farmer named Desire Caillon of Fringe Louche, France bred a couple of them and found that some of the young from these sports also had short coats. The attention of M. Gillet being drawn to this peculiarity, he foresaw the possibility of introducing an entirely new class of rabbits.
The type of the Rex rabbit is that of a well proportioned animal exemplifying meat producing qualities. Medium body length carrying a good depth with well rounded hips and a well filled loin describes what is wanted. Top line should rise in a gradual curve from the base of the ears to the center of the hip and then fall in a smooth curve downward to the base of the tail. The fur is to be extremely dense with ideal length at 5/8 inch. Fur is to be straight, upright, and the same length and texture over the entire body.
Bucks 8 lbs.
Does 9 lbs.
Bucks 7-1/2 to 9-1/2 lbs.
Does 8 to 10-1/2 lbs.