The Californian rabbit is a true American original. Developed in the United States in the 1920s, this breed was intended to be a rapidly maturing meat breed that also had good quality fur.
History and Origin
In the early 1920s, rabbit breeders in the United States crossed New Zealand whites, Himalayans and chinchillas to finally produce the Californian rabbit. The purpose of this breed was to have a good meat breed that also had good fur. The breed did not become popular for at least 15 years after development. Today, the Californian is the second most popular meat-producing breed in the world. The fur quality allows this rabbit to also be classified as a fancy breed.