History of the Palomino Rabbit
The Palomino rabbit breed was developed in Washington State, USA, by Mark and Mabel Youngs during the 1940. Mark Youngs of the Lone Pine Rabbitry in Washington state had raised rabbits for many years and wanted to develop a new breed. They crossed several commercial-typed rabbits in the late 1940s and eventually made way for a rabbit he called “Tawnies.” The breed was first presented in 1952 at the ARBA convention under the name “Washingtonian”. The Palomino breed was officially recognised by the ARBA in 1957 and has been exported to Europe. This docile breed is popular as both a show rabbit and a pet.
As with any rabbit, the Palomino’s diet consists of 70 percent high-quality hay (such as orchard hay), with the rest being a healthy mixture of leafy greens, pellets, fruits and vegetables. Hay is the most important part of your rabbit’s diet. Pellets should only make up a small amount of your rabbit’s diet. They are high calorie and low fibre which leads to obesity and overgrown teeth. Fresh vegetables keep your rabbit’s intestines well hydrated, which helps with overall digestion. There are many vegetables that you can feed your rabbit. There are several foods that you should never feed your rabbit, including chocolate, pasta, and yogurt.
Size, Weight, Shape & Ears
|The Senior Bucks||9 pounds (4kg)|
|The Senior Does||10 pounds (4.5 kg)|
|The Intermediate Bucks||9 pounds (4.0kg)|
|The Intermediate Does||9.5 pounds (4.3kg)|
|Junior Buck and Does||8 pounds (3.6kg)|
|Pre-Junior||5 pounds (2.2kg)|
Fur / Coat
The Palomino Rabbit has coarse, short to medium rollback fur, which does not require much maintenance.
They are friendly, maternal, docile, sweet. They are a wonderful first-time pet. The Palomino rabbit needs plenty of time outside. They are particularly good with children, smart and toilet-trainable. Be sure to provide your rabbit with a few bunny-safe toys.