Breed: New Zealand White
Description: A New Zealand White rabbit bred in England. White fur is preferred commercially because it can be dyed to other colours and patterns to simulate more expensive pelts.
The original New Zealand white was believed to have come from the shores of that country. The New Zealand white is an albino and therefore free of all coloured pigmentation. One of the most desirable characteristics of the white is the rapid growth rate of the newly-weaned youngsters, which makes them very popular as a commercial meat rabbit as well as a good laboratory rabbit. Many large white rabbits are mistaken for Newland breeds have a rather harsh coat that resembles flyback features when stroked.
A new Zealand white rabbit. This rabbit breed is the most widely bred rabbit for the table, the fur industry and the laboratory.