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The Altex Rabbit is a relatively new breed, produced for meat and not recognised as a show rabbit. The name comes from Al from Alabama and tex from Texas, and pronounced "all-tex".

It is emphasized that the Altex is a commercial-bred rabbit. They were not developed for exhibition at rabbit shows. Rather, these rabbits are long-bodied with large ears, non-dense fur, etc., so as to be more heat tolerant to allow for better production.