Creme d'Argent

A popular fur rabbit at one time, the Creme d'Argent is still loved by those who raise them, for their lovely fur and predictable productivity. Sometimes called "Creams" in the US, they are still widely used as a small farm meat breed.

While they do not wean as many kits as some meat breeds, they are still a solid choice for a meat rabbit. The does are reputed to be gentle, with enjoyable personalities.

  • Type - meat, fur
  • Size - medium large
  • Production Capability - solid meat producers
  • Special Features - well loved by breeders
  • Best for Farms - good for farms that may want to raise for meat and either fur or pet market.
  • Egg, Milk, Meat Features - typical
  • Other Products - some demand as pets
  • Historic or Contemporary Significance - worthwhile homestead breed
  • Housing and Space Requirement - typical for meat breeds
  • Regional Adaptations - adaptable
  • Feed Requirement - typical, but does much better with large percentage of fresh greens and wild or garden foods.
  • Other Considerations - You can often find these from backyard breeders, but make sure you know the breed standard so you can ensure that they are good examples of the breed.



There are a gazillion rabbit breeds. We don't have all the good meat rabbits listed here (if we missed a particularly good one, let us know, it does not have to be endangered).

Rabbits produce a lot of young, so they are subject to fairly lax endangerment standards. They are not considered endangered until there are very VERY few left - the numbers are much lower than for many other species.

This means that some breeds NOT considered endangered may still be very difficult to obtain. It also means that by the time they ARE endangered, they may be IMPOSSIBLE to obtain. But many are still available unregistered, even when considered endangered. It is confusing.

If it is practically impossible to obtain the animals, we have not listed them. If they have genetic problems, are difficult to breed to a fussy standard that is irrelevant to utility, we have also not included them as a rule.

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