Flemish Giants are one of the oldest & largest breeds of rabbits in existence. Experts believe that this giant rabbit breed might be descended from related breeds such as the Stone Rabbit and the European Patagonian; both of which are now extinct.
The first recorded reference to this breed was noted as being from the Flanders region in Belgium, during the 16th Century. They were exported from England into the United States in 1893; later becoming a charter breed of the (then newly formed) American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1924.
Flemish Giants are one of the largest breeds of domesticated rabbit. Known as "the Gentle Giant", Flemish Giants are generally very docile and make a great family friendly pet. The females are generally larger than the males. Females range in weight from 18-22 pounds; males are generally 14-19 pounds.
In the US, only seven solid colors are recognized by the NFFGRB: Black, Blue, Fawn, Steel Grey, Light Grey, Sandy, and White. We currently breed Blue, Fawn, and Black.