Black-Brown Rabbit

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Black-Brown Rabbit

 

a breed of rabbit raised for meat and fur. The Black-Brown Rabbit was first bred at the Biriulia Breeding Sovkhoz in the Tatar ASSR by crossing the Viennese Blue, Flanders, and White Giant breeds. The breed was officially recognized in 1948. The Black-Brown has a thick, dark brown pelt with glistening black tips on the awnlet hairs, which form a thick, black veil; its coloring resembles that of the silver fox. The rabbits are large; the length of the body is about 60 cm, and the average liveweight is about 5 kg, sometimes 7 kg. The females bear seven to eight young per litter. The breed, which acclimatizes well in various zones, is raised in the Tatar ASSR.

REFERENCES

Krolikovodstvo. Moscow, 1975.
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