Baladi

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The Baladi is the result of attempts to create a heat-resistant rabbit for use as meat. It originates from Egypt, where native rabbits were crossed with Flemish Giants. The Baladi does tolerate heat better than NZWs, for example. They come in black, red and white, weigh around 2.7 kg (6lb) and have typical litters of 5-6 kits.

Body parts of the three strains of Baladi rabbit are well-rounded hips with well-filled loin. The ribs are carried forward to combine with shoulders that balance with the rest of the body. The shoulders blend smoothly into midsection, and the midsection smoothly extends into the hindquarters. The body is of medium length with good depth. The top body line rises in a gradual curve from the base of the ears to the centre of the hips and then falls in a smooth curve downward to the base of the tail.

The sides taper slightly from hindquarters towards shoulders. Back is markedly convex ventrally without being pot-bellied. The skin is smooth.

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