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Argente

Clapis
Contributor(s):

British Rabbit Council


Specification

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  • Argente   Argente  .

Variations

  • Champagne.
  • Bleu.
  • Brun.
  • Creme.

General information

  • Originated in France in the Champagne region.
  • In the nest, the coat is a self color.
  • From 6-8 weeks they begin to turn silver.
  • The process is completed in approximately 6-7 months when they turn their respective colors.

Argente Champagne

  • The oldest breed of Argente.
  • It was introduced into Britain in 1920.
  • The largest of the four Argente varieties.
  • One of the oldest Fur breeds.

Argente Bleu

  • This breed was recreated in 1940 by H Dowle.
  • Smaller than the Argente Champagne.

Argente Brun

  • Very similar to the Argente Bleu.
  • Became extinct in the early 1920s.
  • At a later stage Brown Beveren were introduced to the Argente Brun to improve the breed.
  • The Argente Brun was also created in 1940 by H Dowle.

Argente Creme

  • This is the smallest of the Argente breeds.

Biological data

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Disease common to different rabbit types

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ANCESTRY

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Breeders

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • British Rabbit Council & Pet Plan (1999)The Rabbit List.(For a free copy, send an A5 SAE to The Rabbit List, Pet Plan Ltd, Computer House, Great West Road Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX, UK.)
  • Sandford J C (1996)The Domestic Rabbit.5th Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 27-28. ISBN 0 632 03894 2.
  • Okerman L (1994)diseases of Domestic Rabbits.2nd Edn: Blackwell Sciences. pp 140-141. ISBN 0 632 03804 7.
  • Brown M (1982)Exhibition and Pet Rabbits.2nd Edn: Triplegate Ltd. pp 63-66. ISBN 0 862 30050 9.

Websites

Organizations

  • American Rabbit Breeders Association, PO Box 426, Bloomington, IL 61702, USA. Tel: +1 309 664 7500; Fax: +1 309 664 0941; Email:arbapost@aol.com; Website:http://www.arba.net.
  • The Rabbit Welfare Association, PO Box 603, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5WL, UK.  Tel: +44 (0)1403 267658; Website:http://www.houserabbit.co.uk.
  • British Rabbit Council, Purefoy House, 7 Kirkgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AD, UK.  Tel: +44 (0)1636 676042; Website:http://www.thebrc.org.
  • House Rabbit Society, 1524 Benton Street, Alameda, CA 94501, USA. Website:http://www.rabbit.org.

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