The Tan Rabbit is another Full Arch Body Type. Tans originated in England and have been seen roaming the countryside since the 1800s. They were often referred to as the “Aristocrat of the Fancy.”
Tans have a distinctive coat color earning them references to a Doberman‘s coloring. They are available in 4 colors: black, blue, chocolate and lilac. The original color was black. Markings are a bright tan triangle on the neck, the ears, inner part of the legs, feet, chest, belly, flanks and underside of the tail. Does weigh 4-6 lbs., bucks are 4-5 1/2 lbs. Life span is 8-10 years or more.
Tans are very active and intelligent and require exercise. Rabbit-safe toys can be provided to keep them occupied. Don’t allow a Tan to roam far from its cage without supervision. As with all rabbits, any area they occupy should be made rabbit-proof. Tans are very friendly, making them good pets.
Cages should be secure because Tans are capable of learning how to open them.