Californian: This is another American breed of rabbit developed in the early 1900’s in Southern California. It is a cross of Himalayan and Chinchilla rabbits with New Zealand Whites. It was bred to produce a great pelt while supplying a good meat. Today this is the second most popular breed for meat–producing in the world; the first being the New Zealand rabbit. The Californian is classified as a “fancy breed”. It is most noted for it’s big ears and is considered moderate in size averaging 8-10 lbs. Coloration of the rabbit is similar to the Himalayan rabbit. It should have a predominantly white body and dark brown to black fur on the feet, ears, nose, and tail. They have pink eyes. Does bred for meat can average 8-10 kittens per litter.