The Rex rabbit is best known for its plush fur. It was developed in France in 1919 and is recognized by having guard hairs that are as long as its coat. Other breed’s guard hairs are longer than their coats. This gives the fur of a Rex rabbit a thicker, more velvety feel, and this rabbit is often raised for its fur alone.

The Rex is available in many different colors: Amber, Black, Blue, Broken varieties, Californian, Castor, Chinchilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Dalmatian (broken black), Ermine or pure white, Fawn, Harlequin, Havana, Lilac, Lynx, Marten Sable, Marten Seal, Opal, Orange, Otter, Red, Sable, Seal, Satin fur varieties, Siamese Sable, Siamese Seal, Silver Seal, Smoke pearl-Marten, Smoke pearl-Siamese and Tortoiseshell. Though only a few of these colors are recognized for show. It also has straight-standing ears.

The Rex adult rabbit weighs between 7.5 and 10 lbs., and may have 6-8 kittens per litter.