Giant Chinchilla (max weight of 16 lbs.):

Topic Progress:

Sometimes called the “Million Dollar Rabbit”, this chinchilla was first produced in 1921 by selectively breeding overweight Chinchillas with the Flemish Giant and American Blue. It is blue/grey-flecked with a lighter colored under chin and belly.

Initially produced for its fur, it’s also a great meat producer. It grows to a good size rather quickly, reaching 6 pounds at 8 weeks and 9 pounds at 12 weeks. It is also known for having large litters.

Course Discussion