Creme D'Argent Rabbit
Creme d'ArgenteFamily: LeporidaeOryctolagus cuniculusPhoto: Southern Hares Rabbitry
What makes the Creme D'Argent rabbit so special?....the lovely beauty of its creamy white coat!
Besides its sweet nature and docile personality this rabbit makes a stunning show animal. The Creme D'Argent Rabbit is a pretty variety of one of France's oldest breeds of fancy rabbit, the Champagne D'Argent.
A feature unique to only the Creme D'Argent and the Champagne D'Argent rabbits is that their coats change color as they age. The Creme D'Argent is born orange and gets lighter as it gets older, an old Creme D'Argent may even be quite light!
The Creme D'Argent babies in the picture above still have lots of orange coloring. When they get older they will change color and become more creamy white.
Creme D'Argent rabbits are generally quite calm and enjoy attention. However, despite its sweet nature and striking beauty, this breed of rabbit is rarer than many of the other breeds.
For more information about Rabbits and their care see:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Rabbit
The Creme D'Argent was introduced in 1934. It is just one of several color varieties developed from the Champagne D'Argent rabbit, a standard fancy rabbit raised in the region of Champagne in France for hundreds of years. The term argente meaning "silver" in French.
These guys are considered to be a large breed rabbit, and will weigh between 8 to 11 lbs. when full grown. They have a strong well developed round body of medium length with upright ears, and are just a bit smaller than the standard Champagne D'Argent.
Their fur is short and easy to care for, but they will need weekly grooming with a slicker brush to keep it from becoming matted.