Deilenaar was developed by a breeder from the town of Deil in Betuwe. The breeder Mr. Ridderhof never disclosed the rabbits he created the new breed, but experts believe the breeds involved were likely the New Zealand Red Rabbit, Belgian Rabbit, and Chinchilla Rabbit. They also believe that the Belgian Hare is the breed responsible for giving the Deilenaar Rabbit its beautiful color. Other experts believe that the Tan Rabbit and the Flemish Giant Rabbit were also involved in the creation of the Deilanaar Rabbit. source
In 1940, Deilanaar Rabbit was adopted in the Netherlands by Dutch standards. The breed slowly made its way across Europe due to war, so it took until the late 1980s for the breed to be recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC).
Today, the breed is not yet recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBC) and is rare outside of Europe.
Weight: 2 to 3.5 kilos