Facts about Blanc de Hotot Rabbits. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is an average sized breed of rabbit that was first developed in France. It is a solid, stocky white furred rabbit with black rings similar to a spectacle around its dark eyes. Blanc de Hotot Rabbit. "Scientific name for Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is Oryctolagus cuniculus". "Fear of Rabbits Leporiphobia". All rabbit breeds are "lagomorphs" various plant-eating mammal of the order Lagomorpha ; a hare, rabbit, or pika. First, the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed was developed in a community, Hotot-en-Auge, in Normandy,France, during the early 1900s. Later, the breed spread in North America and all through Europe in the 1920s. Initially, the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit was not popular in America, and it was wiped out there, and suffered a population decline during the period of the Second World War in Europe. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit again started to spread during the 1960s and 1970s, and it was again imported to the United States during 1978. Nowadays, the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed is acknowledged by the Rabbit Breeders Association of America and the British Rabbit Council. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed is considered endangered globally by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, with a recording of the threatened status.
History of Blanc de Hotot Rabbit
The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed was developed in France by a renowned rabbit breeder, Eugenie Bernhard. She developed the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed for the desired black and white coloration on a rabbit appropriate for both fur and meat production. Then, about 1902, Eugenie crossed the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed of rabbit with several rabbit breeds, and during the year 1912, she was capable of developing the original Blanc de Hotot Rabbit. During 1920, for the first time, an associate of the breed appeared in a rabbit show held in Paris at the Exposition International d'Aviculture in France. Then, the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed was officially accepted as a separate breed during 1922. Later, during 1921 and 1922, the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breeds were first sold abroad to the United States, even though the breed was not well-liked in America and it died out.
Features of Blanc de Hotot Rabbit
The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is a large size rabbit and the width of its body, usually ranges between 1/8 inches and 1/4 inches (.63 to .30 cm). Usually, the female rabbits are slightly heavier than the males, with the body weight, ranging from 9 lbs to 11 lbs (4.1 kg to 5.0 kg), whereas the males have a body weight between 8 lbs and 10 lbs (3.6 kg and 4.5 kg).
The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed has a complete white color and somewhat rounded body with black color bands around their eyes. These bands offer the breed the look of fine spectacles around their eyes. Sometimes, the female Blanc de Hotot Rabbits have dewlaps. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed has a short neck, wide chest, and well muscled front and back quarters. At first, the black color eye bands were not a part of the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit breed standard. The fur of this rabbit breed has a huge number of protector hairs that generate a shine reminiscent of frost. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbits are active and strong rabbit breeds and they can be easily developed in all wire cages. The female rabbits of this breed are quite good mothers, and the Blanc de Hotot Rabbit have good-size litters. The juvenile rabbits of this breed will grow quite fast.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 4 in" (10.2 cm). Blanc de Hotot Rabbits are herbivores (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters) and also mammal.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits are born without fur and its eyes are closed and their eyes will open after 7 to 14 days of their birth. Half of the rabbits in the world live in North America. Blanc de Hotot Rabbits are comfortable living in groups. European rabbits like to live in burrows underground. Warren is known as a group of burrows. Cottontail Rabbits are the only rabbit that does not live under ground.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits have an outstanding sense of vision, smell and hearing. Having eyes on the side of their head and being so big, gives them nearly 360 degrees vision, allowing them to see predators from all directions. The Blanc de Hotot Rabbit can see everything behind and in front of them and have just a small blind-spot in front of their nose.
The male Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is called a buck and a female Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is called a doe, also both known as a bunny. A young rabbit is called a kit "kitten" or baby bunny.
Pet Blanc de Hotot Rabbits should be kept in pairs for Companionship, its important for a Blanc de Hotot Rabbits happiness and it can live longer with a companion. In the wild, rabbits are very social. Female Blanc de Hotot Rabbits can produce about 2 to 4 litters of bunnies per year with 4 to 6 babies.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits love to run and can reach speeds of 30 to 40 mph. The average lifespan of a Blanc de Hotot Rabbit is around 5 to 8 years and in captivity can live up to 10 years. Blanc de Hotot Rabbits have 28 teeth and an incredible fact, a Blanc de Hotot Rabbits teeth never stop growing throughout its life.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches (91.4 cm) and sometimes higher.
Rabbits are very clean animals and will groom themselves and also each other. Blanc de Hotot Rabbits are crepuscular-(meaning the are most active at morning and evening) and do most of there feeding in the evening. Blanc de Hotot Rabbits on average sleep about 8 hours
Blanc de Hotot Rabbits as pets enjoy wet food, carrots, hay or lettuce, dark leaf le