The flandre is one of the most popular breeds of rabbits. This breed has been known to many since ancient times and is popular with breeders all over the world. With such popularity, it is worth noting that many specialists could not confidently come to a consensus on the occurrence of this breed.
The first opinion is that the Flanders were brought by travelers around the 16th – 17th centuries from Argentina. It is worth noting that this hypothesis has been refuted many times because the weight of the largest representative does not exceed one kilogram.
Concerning the second opinion, the disputes are much less, since it seems more mundane. The second opinion is that Flanders are the result of breeding work, when large Flemish representatives were taken and crossed together with Patagonian representatives. Criticism about this opinion is limited only by the fact that there is really no meaning in such a crossing.
Despite the fact that the controversy about the origin of this breed does not cease until now. In fact, ignorance does not frighten the breeders, because of what the Flanders are becoming more popular every year.
These are very intelligent and calm rabbits, which have a fairly large (as for rabbits) intelligence. They behave completely calmly, both in relation to adults and children. Do not worry if you have any other animals. It is worth noting that some breeders say that this breed has the behavior of a large dog. They can also be used as a decorative animal. Despite the fact that they are large enough to look at, they are very active and fast and can move around the yard at a high pace for quite some time. Each of them has a unique and inimitable character.
Needless to say, the breeding of this particular breed is very profitable, since the validity is from one rabbit in pure meat, about 60 percent of the total weight. The only thing that can create a small problem is their relatively late puberty. The match occurs only after 8 months. However, the tendency of this breed to various diseases still creates a big problem. Also worth paying attention to the skin of this breed, which also requires special attention.
Because of their large size, these rabbits require a lot of space, and if it is a cage, it must be huge, so that the rabbits feel comfortable. As for the nutrition of these animals, they are very legible, that on the basis of their appearance, it would seem impossible. They require only proper nutrition, with the possible addition of special feeds for these breeds of enriched vitamins. The daily intake is about 30-50 grams, and you need to feed twice a day.
As for their fertility, here, too, can be rejoiced, because the female of this parody for one okrol can provide up to 15 small rabbits.
In the end, we get a surprisingly interesting and popular rabbit, which some mistakenly consider ugly. Its large appearance together with large ears resembling burdocks on large massive paws, will become a wonderful decoration and a true friend-toy for your child. And if you are engaged in breeding or selection on an industrial scale, then the profit will not keep you waiting. And the profit will be obtained not only due to the sale of meat, but also thanks to a large skin, but the truth with it will have to tinker a bit, not only with care, but also during dressing.
Rabbits of the breed “Belgian Flandre”