Gouwenaar was born from a Dutch pigeon breeder in Gouda. In 1920, a pigeon breeder bought a litter Havana rabbit with some blue-gray animals. He hid these animals and continued to breed them under the name Gouwenaar. In 1927 the Gouwenaar was recognized as a rabbit breed.
There are three very similar varieties:
- Dutch Gouwenaar
- English Lilac
- German Marburger Feh. They are very similar, but from different races.
Weight: 2.5 – 3.5 kg