About Creme D'Argents


Originating in Paris, France in 1877, the Creme D'Argent quickly popularized. It's beautifully soft, cream colored fur was highly sought after for fur trimmings. Makings it's way to New York in 1924, the Creme D'Argent was cross bred Golden Palominos to make it into the 6 class commercial type rabbit that it is today. In 1936 it made it's first debut at an ARBA exhibition show in Fort Worth, Texas and the standard for the breed was added in 1938.
Today, this breed is nearly extinct and is listed as "Threatened" by the Livestock Conservancy. According to the ARBA and Creme D'Argent Federation, there is a global population of less than 1,000 for this breed. It is completely extinct in all but two countries, the United States and United Kingdom. Thanks to the hard work from dedicated breeds through stringent selective breeding programs, the number of Creme D'Argents here in the United States in slowly increasing. There is still a long way to go before this breed is considered recovering.
The Creme D'Argent is a commercial type rabbit with a large meaty body. They reach senior weight by 8 months of age with bucks weighing between 8-10.5 lbs and does between 8.5-11 lbs. Their flyback fur is dense and a creamy orange color with a bright orange undercoat that should carry all the way to the skin. Orange guard hairs are interspersed in the entire coat with a belly that is creamy white creating a truly beautiful rabbit. A signature characteristic of the breed is the orange colored butterfly mark on the nose.