The Silver Marten rabbit breed is a medium-sized breed that was originally developed in the United States in the early 20th century. It is recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in four color varieties: black, blue, chocolate, and sable.
The Silver Marten has a compact, muscular body and a broad head with upright ears. It has a short, dense coat with a striking silver-colored undercoat, which gives the breed its name. The topcoat is black, blue, chocolate, or sable and is characterized by a distinct "ticking" or silver guard hairs throughout. The breed typically weighs between 6-9 pounds.
Silver Martens are known for their friendly and curious personalities, and they make good pets with proper socialization and handling. They are also raised for their meat and fur, which is dense, silky, and often used in the production of clothing and accessories.
In addition to being bred for show, Silver Martens are also used for their fur in some areas of the world. The breed is relatively rare, and breeders are working to preserve and promote its unique characteristics.
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