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Giant Chinchilla - Breed Profile:
Appearance and coat descriptionThe Giant Chinchilla is a giant rabbit that was developed in the United States in 1921 by crossing Chinchillas with white Flemish Giants. The long body is broad from the shoulders to the rump, with heavy boning. The fairly long ears are carried uprights. The coat colour is agouti, which means the hair shafts have different colour bands along its length. The colour next to the skin is slate blue. Then, there is a band of white hair, followed by a narrow band of black. The coat is short, dense, and very soft. It requires weekly grooming, with extra care given in shedding periods.
The weight is 12 to 16 pounds.