Many of the snow-white rabbit White Giant is contained as a source of snow-white skins and very tender meat, but a considerable number of people start it eared animal and as a pet to the apartment.
- About the White Giants
- Exterior Standard
- Habits of the White Giants and their nutrition
- Subtleties of cell dilution and content
- Cell requirements
- Provision of queen cells
In fact, this type of pussies is more suitable for farming than for decorating a house, but if you raise a small albino rabbit from childhood, he will become a favorite of the whole family. These eared rodents are peace-loving they can be proud of their external attractiveness.
About the White Giants
The breed of rabbits the White Giant was bred by German and Belgian breeders in the 20s of the last century, taking the Belgian giant species as a large meat representative of rodents. The Belgians had some shortcomings, in the process of elimination of which the White Giant rabbits appeared.
But one should not think that this is a natural mutation of the normal type of pussies. In fact, this type of rodent can rightfully claim the title of a unique breed.The appearance, level of rapid adaptation and the excellent quality of their products (fur, meat) make this breed the best choice for farming.
The White Giant for his snow-white fur is still called a giant albino.
In the process of crossing, gray chinchilla rabbits and Gray Giants were taken, careful selection was made among the resulting offspring, and the animals were provided with the most useful diet for their growth and development.
As a result, at the genetic level, the breed of White Giants chinchilla s consolidated high-quality fur and gray giant – large size. This is how the White Giant rabbit came into being.
White and Gray Giant rabbits proved their worth, thanks to their calm temperament, good looks and unpretentious nature. The White Giant rabbit in the photo looks like a plush decorative toy.
Description of the rabbits The White Giant is already enclosed in the name of the breed. In the fur color of these representatives there are no impurities of other colors, exceptionally white, while the coat is quite dense, thick, smooth and pleasant to the touch.
The characteristic of the appearance standard of these eared rodents includes the main pedigree characters:
- the animals have a strong stocky constitution,
- the body is slightly elongated, reaches up to 0.6 m, with deep chest in girth up to 38 cm, rounded croup, straight and wide dorsal region,
- wide set straight legs,
- length of straight and wide, rounded at the ends ears – not less than a quarter of the length of the body,
- the color of the eye iris is red, without any impurities and impurities, only in European and English blue giants there are blue eyes.
Despite the fact that the majority of representatives of white giants are wide-chested, there are rabbits with a smaller constitution, they weigh less, but narrow-bodied animals are not rejected, because they also have expressed by developed muscles.
In females, the second chin appears with age, which indicates its full development and good nutrition.
The growth of White Giant rabbits occurs throughout almost the entire period of their life, changes and weight of animals. At the age of 2 months, rabbits weigh up to 2 kg, by 3 months gain 3 kg, in 4 months their weight is up to 4 kg.
Depending on the gained body weight, all white giants are divided into 3 main breed classes:
- elite, where giants with a weight of about 5.8 kg fall,
- the first, which includes representatives who have gained weight up to 5.3 kg,
- the second, which includes rabbits, whose weight is up to 4.8 kg.
B The description, in photos and videos, White Giants are similar in appearance to their colored Flanders, they are inferior to this breed of rabbits in size, but they are most accurate.
White Giants habits and their nutrition
Breed ely giant has its behavioral characteristics. So, many of the white rabbits are able to fall into a stupor: freeze in one position, keeping their eyes fixed on one point and swinging slightly from side to side. For inexperienced breeders, this comes as a real surprise, many attribute this breed feature to a psychological disturbance in the animal, but in reality it has no culling defects and does not affect the health of the animal itself or its offspring.
Peace-loving rabbits of the White Giant breed are quite sociable in communication with humans, because their owners are often called intellectuals.
White giants can give priority to ready-made feeds as food, but, as practice shows, the most profitable option for feeding large rabbits will be natural food prepared independently. Given that the breed is unpretentious in nutrition and has excellent appetite, the diet can include:
- fresh grass (the tops are also suitable),
- vegetables (carrots, corncobs, salads, pumpkin and various varieties of cabbage),
- dried hay,
Some owners have adapted to prepare vinaigrettes for the White Giants, including the ingredients of which are vegetable and fruit waste. They are boiled for 2 hours, cooled and given to the animals as a salad, without liquid.
Dandelions are a real treat for the white giant.
In the summer season Natural pastures become a feeding ground for the White Giants. In the spring, it is recommended to mix vitamin supplements into White’s diet in order to avoid vitamin deficiency. In order to maintain the normal functioning of the digestive system of rabbits throughout the year, they will be able to use tough foods, for which many people choose crackers.
Subtleties of cell dilution and maintenance
Requirements for cells
Among the advantages of cell dilution and maintenance of White Giants in a farm, there are their thick fur, which saves animals from hypothermia in the cold seasons. For this reason, many farmers do not insulate the cages for keeping rabbits, it is only necessary to ensure the absence of drafts that pets of any age are so afraid of.
A cage for breeding is selected for a spacious, not restricting the movement of animals.
Due to the large weight of the White Giants breed, corns and various etiologies of dermatitis on the paws are often observed, therefore it is recommended to cover the floor in the cage with smooth material, best of all wood.
The most suitable place for arranging cells at Eden and content giants will be a shady place where to avoid being insolated.
How many representatives are described breed?
White Giants are sold for breeding at an average price. Flanders cost the same amount – from 2500 rubles. The price of young animals in some regions starts from 1000 rubles.
The rules for keeping the breed as a decorative breed at home (at home) are similar to those on a private farm and also require cages for living, shelves and feeders, which are suitable for ordinary bowls.Of course, decorative pets need proper care, including timely cleaning and vaccination.
Provision of mother liquors
One of the advantages of the Giants breed, which is noted by farmers, is the preservation in most cases of the rabbit of its offspring, therefore the offspring do not they precipitate from it quickly, and keep it until the kids reach the age of 2 months. It is worth considering the peculiarity of the White Giant breed, the female rabbit requires comfort and a feeling of complete protection for herself and the baby. To this end, the mother of the White Giant will need a mother liquor. The White Giants are inherent in aggression only if in the first three days after the rounding a person tries to see or touch the offspring.
A round usually counts up to 7-9 rabbits.
For For a large rabbit, the mother queen under the rabbits should be built at least 0.35-0.4 m high, 0.6 m long and 0.3 m wide. Do it a week 10 days before the time of the okrol. It is also worth remembering that the mother liquor is not just an adaptation into the cell. It must meet certain characteristics: convenience, safety, warmth, comfort.