The Argente Brun rabbit breed first appeared in the late 1800’s in France but had disappeared in the early 20th century. Interest was revitalized by H.D.H. Dowle who from 1939-1941 worked to recreate these beautiful rabbits. Their signature silver frosted brown coat makes them an eye-catching breed to turn heads on a show floor. Their temperament is friendly and sweet if worked with early on in their lives. Mothering ability is excellent with average litter size around 8 kits. The breed is well sized for meat production reaching a mature weight of ideally 9 lbs.
The American Argente Brun Rabbit Club was formed in 2015 and the breed was accepted into the American Rabbit Breeders Association Standard of Perfection in 2016.
Photo courtesy of ARBA.