The photos on this page are of Sable rabbits I have owned in the past and who are
sadly no longer with us.
Sable rabbits are one of the old traditional fur breeds, and are unfortunately pretty
uncommon these days. There are two varieties –
siamese (shaded brown) and marten (shaded brown with white belly, around nose, inside
ears and ticking).
They come in light, medium and dark shades, although lights may well now have died
out. They first appeared in litters of Chinchilla rabbits in 1919 and Liverpool fancier
David Irving is credited with having popularised them both here and abroad.
The adult weight is between 2.26 and 3.17 kg, making them a medium-sized breed. The
fur is truly amazing to touch, incredibly dense and luxurious!