Did you know? Fun Facts About Flemish Giant Rabbits

By Lisa Burns

  • The Flemish Giant is the largest breed of rabbit. On average the males weigh 14 lbs but can reach 22 lbs while the female average is 13 lbs but can reach 20 lbs
  • They can grow to be a whopping 2 ½ feet long and their ears are around 8 inches long
  • Flemish giants have a semi-arched back and their hind legs are broad and powerful. The shape of the male’s head is broader than the females
  • The female rabbit has a dewlap—which is a large flap of skin under her chin she uses to keep her babies warm
  • They make great pets because they are calm and docile but if handled incorrectly they will become stressed and aggravated
  • The National Federation of Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders recognizes 7 color varieties including Black, Blue, Fawn, Light Gray, Steel Gray, Sandy, and White
  • The Federation was founded in 1915, over 100 years ago by a group of four Flemish Giant rabbit breeders.
  • At shows, rabbits are posed in specific ways so judges can exam them, similar to how dogs are posed in dog shows
Ginger a fawn Giant Flemish
Cadbury a yound female Giant Flemish

Romeo a steel gray Flemish

Young female Giant Flemish