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The Gotland rabbit

The fur is short and glossy with a dense under-coat. The colour varies hugely and a litter can have as many colours and patterns as there are young. The eyes are normally brown, but blue is not uncommon. The Gotland rabbit is nimble and fine-boned with a muscular abdomen. It has a narrow nose, and the male has very rounded cheeks. The ears are slender, erect and pointed. The animal is lively and inquisitive and very interested in its surroundings.

Weight: 2-4 kg

The Gotland rabbit has had several names over the years. It has been called Swedish country rabbit, joskin and cow hare, the latter because it once lived in cowsheds on food dropped by the cattle.