We recently spoke with Tanya Hoe about her two Belgian hares, Fiver and Rey.
Fiver is a male, color is rufus red. He is 2 in July.
Rey is female, her color is black and tan. She celebrated her first birthday on valentines day.
Fiver is very sweet natured. He knows how to pull the cute poses! He loves lots of attention.
The Belgian Hare, a domestic breed, is most known for its distinctively close resemblance to a hare, with a long, fine body with muscular flank, and distinctly arched back with loins and well-rounded hind quarters. Their head is long and their tail straight and carried in line with the backbone. The fore feet of a Belgian Hare are usually long and fine-boned and perfectly straight, while their hind feet long are fine and flat. They are believed to be the only breed of domestic rabbit featuring a deep red, rich chestnut color of the Belgian Hare, together with black ticking of a wavy or blotchy appearance and an extended down the sides.
In the USA, Rufus Red coloration is the only variety recognized. The BRC now recognizes both Black and Tan (called the Tan Hare), and Black Hares in addition to the Rufus Red.
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