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16 Popular Brown Rabbit Breeds (With Pictures)

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When it comes to rabbits, brown is the color that most people think of, even though bunny coats come in many colors. Brown also has various shades, such as chocolate, red, golden, etc. Some people may think of brown as a boring color, but the color can look great on a long-eared rabbit friend.

This article features 16 brown rabbit breeds, with pictures and background info on these adorable bunnies.


The 16 Popular Brown Rabbit Breeds

There are various shades and patterns that can adorn a rabbit’s coat and give them an entirely different appearance. Let’s look at the different breeds that have brown in their coat.

1. Lionhead

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This is a small rabbit with golden fur. Depending on the individual bunny, the color can vary from light tan to dark gold. They can also be white.

2. American Sable

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American Sable Rabbit (Image Credit: Sonofsammie at English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons CC BY 3.0)

This bunny’s fur has a hombre effect going from black to brown to tan. They are a short-haired rabbit with long ears and a cute face.

3. Belgian Hare

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This breed is a domesticated rabbit, though they closely resemble their wild cousins. They have a deep brown coat, long agile body, and a straight tail. This is a quick and active bunny that blends in with a wooded area.

4. Cinnamon

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This is a brown rabbit whose coat can vary in tone. Some have a deep, rich brown color, while others are more tank and light. They are also a large breed originating in the U.S.A.

5. Dwarf Lop

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This tiny bunny comes in many different shades, including a light brown tan that is beautiful. They have soft fur that is short and shiny. They also have long ears that lop over their face.

6. English Lop

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The English Lop is a long-eared rabbit that typically has brown spots over a white coat. In some cases, though, they can have a predominately brown coat of fur. This bunny is energetic and affectionate, and they like to play with toys.

7. Flemish Giant

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This next rabbit comes from Belgium and can reach 13 to 14 pounds. They have long floppy ears, soft fur, and a calm disposition. That said, you can become injured by this gentle giant by accident when they kick their feet.

8. French Lop

French Lop Eared Rabbit
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The French lop is a large bunny with droopy ears. This breed is typically either gray, brown, or white with brown spots. This rabbit can reach up to 11 pounds and was originally bred for meat.

9. Golden Galvcot

This next breed comes from England and is rare. They have a golden coat and a slim athletic body. They are friendly if they are brought up with humans from a young age. They also have a straight tail with blue undertones in their paws.

10. Harlequin

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This next short-furred rabbit is known for their bumblebee-like appearance. They have unique markings that are made of golden, brown, and black hair. This rabbit also has long straight ears with a friendly disposition.

11. Holland Lop

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This tiny tyke comes in many different colors, but brown is one of the more common ones. They are small with floppy ears and soft fur. They also have an energetic personality and like to hop about.

12. Jersey Wooly

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Bred in the U.S.A., the Jersey Wooly is a long-haired rabbit that has either brown, white, or gray fur. When they have a brown coat, their face will typically be darker and resemble that of a Siamese cat. They are very soft but require a lot of grooming.

13. New Zealand Rabbit

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This New Zealand bunny’s coat typically comes in either all white or all golden brown. They have short front legs, a long body, and a round stomach. They are also a great family pet.

14. Rex Rabbit

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This medium-sized bunny has long erect ears and a stocky frame. They are mostly known for their thick and velvet-like fur, however. This rabbit can come in several colors, but they usually have brown and black spots.

15. Rhinelander

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This cute rabbit has brown spots on a white coat. They have long upright ears and velvet soft fur. They are also lean, long, and very fast. They make good pets if you have a lot of space to let them run.

16. Tan Rabbit

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This rabbit has a hombre effect on their fur coat. They run from a deep brown to a light tan. They also have short fur that is thick and soft, along with long ears and springing back legs. Although they originated in England, they have recently become popular in the United States as pets.



We hope that you have enjoyed this article on the different brown rabbit breeds. There are many different variations of the color, ranging from dark to light, but all brown bunnies are adorable with their long ears and happy disposition.

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