Satin: Satin rabbits were initially made my mistake. Walter Huey of Indiana was attempting to develop a color of his Havanas when he inbred his animals accidentally creating rabbits with a satin textured fur. When tested, it was discovered that the rabbits carried a recessive gene. Originally shown as Havanas, the breed cause an uproar and was set into it’s own breed category.
Satin rabbits have a generally pleasant and calm personality. Adult weight ranges from 8-11 lbs. It is accepted in many colors such as golden red, orange, grey, black, and white. The colored varieties may or may not have a lighter circle of fur around the eye. Litters are comparable to the Palomino, and average around 8 per litter for Does that are bred for meat. These rabbits are bred for their fur and for meat, as well as for pets.