The Dutch rabbit has a second name – Danish. The origins of this breed are lost in the Dutch-Belgian lands, and the ancestors are small Brabant rabbits, originally from Flanders. This breed is one of the oldest in the world. In the middle of the IXX century Dutch rabbits fall into England, where they become very popular. Gradually, the breed spread throughout the world. To us, it came relatively recently – in the seventies of the twentieth century
Characteristics The Dutch have a peculiar, motley color, which is called the Dutch butterfly. This name is earned by rabbits, thanks to the different colors of the ears, cheeks and back of the trunk. White tips of the paws make them look like socks
There is also a three-color variety of Dutch breed: their ears and cheeks are painted in red or other colors. The head of these rabbits is coarse, with wide, long ears. The body is powerful, elongated, with a deep and broad chest. The back is wide and straight, with a well developed lumbosacral region. Paws are strong and thick. The usual coloring of the eyes is dark-browning. Adult Dutch rabbits, adapted to our weather conditions, have a living weight of 3.5 to 6.5 kilograms, and European rabbits of the same breed weigh between 2.5 and 3.5 kilograms. The best livestock farms in our country can achieve a gain of 7 kilograms. The litter usually weighs 80 grams, and, by three months, already about three kilograms, in case of sufficient feeding. Peak growth in young animals occurs at the age of three to four months. By the share of net profit,
Reproduction and use Female Dutch breeds are very prolific and have great endurance. For one osrol, usually, bring 8-9 cubs. They are well taken care of and have a high milk yield. Provided good maintenance, live a life of ten years. Full-grown Dutchmen appreciate for skins, quite a large size. Their fur can be formed by 7-8 months. It has an original color and a good edge. Skins of the Dutch go to the manufacture of warm products, in its original form, which is a fairly rare practice
Dutch rabbits feel great in our country, are kept in private farmsteads and in apartment conditions. The most valuable breeding stock is in Tatarstan, where specialists are engaged in breeding more productive lines. Large individuals with magnificent hair coloring, high level of endurance, vitality, capable of transmitting the most useful characteristics to their offspring are created. Adult rabbits of Dutch breed, on this farm weigh from 5 to 7 kilograms. Further promotion of the breed is aimed at improving the quality of the hair follicle
Demanded rabbits are Dutch dwarfish, which differ in a cheerful variety of colors: brown, black, gray, red and others. They are loved for cheerful cheerful disposition and decorative.
Dutch breed of rabbits