For the film of the same name, see The Adventures of the American Rabbit. By the ARBA standard, American commercial rabbit farming pdf have a mandolin body shape and a coat ideal for use as fur. It has also been noted for a good ‘sweet’ temperament and good mothering abilities. As with all domestic rabbits, the American breed is of the species Oryctolagus cuniculus, the European wild rabbit.
The American Rabbit was originally accepted into the ARBA as a ‘Blue’ rabbit, and historically has been characterized as having the deepest, darkest fur of all blue or grey rabbits. The color at its best is “uniform rich, dark slate-blue, free from white hairs, sandy or rust color”. A white variety named American White Rabbit was recognized in 1925.