Lilac Rabbit: A Doves-Eye View

The Lilac rabbit originated from 2 different countries. In 1917 the researcher Spruty of Holland raised the first litter of Lilacs as the race itself. The race was given the name of Gouda. The merchants made their exports to other continents to France and even Germany, nowadays the farmers continue to raise it under the same name. In England, the famous geneticist of the last name Punnet raised the first Lilacs in 1922.

Crossed blue Beverens (diluted black) with Havanas (recessive chocolate). Combining these two colors gave rise to Cambridge Blue (diluted chocolate). The British Rabbit Club recognized this rabbit as a new breed and named it Lilac (lilac). Still, some historians maintain that the first one to raise Lilacs was J. Onslow of Cambridge, England. You May Also Like To Read Harlequin Rabbit


In 1913 Lilacs showed for the first time J. Onslow. Also, Mabel Illingworth crossed the Imperial Blue with Havana and obtained a Lilac in 1913, called for its new creation Essex Lavenders. There are many origins for the Lilac, but by breeders’ preferences, these vary in color and size. In America, the Lilac arrived between 1922 and 1926.

The English standard was the guide of the Americans. There is also a Belgian breed of Lilacs and its name is the Gray Pearl Perle, and this comes from Havana.

Characteristics of Lilac Rabbit

The Lilac rabbit is a species of size medium, weighs about 2.5 and 3.5 kg. This species produces small litters, from 4 to 6 offspring normally. Its complexion is very similar to the rabbit’s Havana.  Its ears end in a rounded tip. It has fine, soft and short hair and they are a lilac pastel colour, grey, there are also some brown specimens. His eyes are greyish blue. You May Also Like To Read Rabbit Farming


The Lilac rabbit feeds on rabbit food from veterinary stores. The food must be of good quality and contain all the nutrients the rabbit needs. It is not necessary that the diet of this rabbit joins with some supplement. Mostly rabbit breeders have the idea of feeding their pets with lettuce, carrot, potato, etc. None of this is necessary as long as the balanced food we buy is of good quality.

That is why rabbit breeders when buying food have to make sure that they buy good quality food, and this is done by looking at the properties of minerals and proteins that make up the food. Some breeders use the vegetables as a reward or treat for rabbits, although they can feed it every 2 or 3 days with vegetables since rabbits love to chew them. You May Also Like To Read Enerby Island Rabbit.


The Lilac rabbit is a breed that is bred for the production of its meat and the production of its skin since it is one of the softest skins that can be obtained.

Special Feature

The Lilac rabbit is a very docile breed in nature. Females of this species are good mothers and are overprotective with their newborns. The Lilac rabbit are slow-growing rabbits, so breeders have to be patient if they breed this breed for meat production. Females of this species are heavier than males. In addition, this breed is considered to have a very soft coat.

Rabbit Profile

Rabbit nameLilac Rabbit
Other NameAny
Rabbit PurposeFor the production of his flesh, and for his skin
Coat colorDark violet, grey or brown
Weight2.5 and 3.5 Kg.
Climate ToleranceWarm climates
Country of OriginHolland and England


There is a lot of information out there about the Lilac rabbit. We hope this guide has helped you find what you were looking for and that we can help in any way possible with your pet bunny needs! Good luck with finding your new little friend.

As a References: Wikipedia

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