Rabbit Fur Jackets Coats Scarves & Blankets
Rabbit is noted for being very inexpensive. It's also noted as being the great imitator, because of its use to imitate just about any other fur. All rabbit fur today comes from animals raised for food purposes, the skins of which would be thrown out if not used for fur. Rabbit may be left natural or it may be plucked, sheared, dyed, and processed in the effort to make it resemble other furs.| Rabbit generally has medium length guard hair in a variety of natural colors and is often sheared or grooved. While not as durable as other furs, its is a very reasonably priced fur. In any case, the texture should be silky and the color uniform. Some rabbit is leather-edged to give it a longer life.
Rex Rabbit: The fur of this special breed is quite distinct from that of regular rabbits. According to the National Rex Rabbit Club (U.S.), the breed was the product of a recessive gene first spotted in France in 1919. Unlike regular rabbits, the Rex has no prominent "guardhair", resulting in a silkier, denser fur resembling chinchilla or sheared mink. Rex rabbits were imported into the U.S. in the 1920s.