Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

English Silver

Contributor(s): British Rabbit Council

Specification

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  • English Silver (Gray)   English Silver  .

Variations

  • Silver Fawn (also called Silver Cream).
  • Silver Brown.
  • Silver Blue.

General information

  • Originated in France.
  • Originally known as the 'Riche' (French for valuable).
  • It has also been known as the Silver Sprig and Lincoln Silver.
  • In Europe the English Silver is known as the Argente Anglais and is found in blue, cream, havana, brown and gray.
  • One of the earliest exhibition breed.
  • One of the most popular Fancy breeds.
  • Hardy.
  • The ticking (silvering) process the Silvers go through can take as long as 6-7 months.
  • Suitable breed for older children.

Biological data

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Disease common to different rabbit types

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ANCESTRY

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Breeders

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • British Rabbit Council & Pet Plan (1999)The Rabbit List.(For a free copy, send an A5 SAE to The Rabbit List, Pet Plan Ltd, Computer House, Great West Road Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX, UK.)
  • Sandford J C (1996)The Domestic Rabbit.5th Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 27-28. ISBN 0 632 03894 2.
  • Okerman L (1994)diseases of Domestic Rabbits.2nd Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 140-141. ISBN 0 632 03804 7.
  • Brown M (1982)Exhibition and Pet Rabbits.2nd Edn: Triplegate Ltd. pp 63-66. ISBN 0 862 30050 9.

Websites

Organizations

  • American Rabbit Breeders Association, PO Box 426, Bloomington, IL 61702, USA. Tel: +1 309 664 7500; Fax: +1 309 664 0941; Email:arbapost@aol.com; Website:http://www.arba.net.
  • The Rabbit Welfare Association, PO Box 603, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5WL, UK.  Tel: +44 (0)1403 267658; Website:http://www.houserabbit.co.uk.
  • British Rabbit Council, Purefoy House, 7 Kirkgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AD, UK.  Tel: +44 (0)1636 676042; Website:http://www.thebrc.org.
  • House Rabbit Society, 1524 Benton Street, Alameda, CA 94501, USA. Website:http://www.rabbit.org.


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