The American Chinchilla rabbit is a heritage breed that was once more common than the New Zealand as a staple for American people. The Chinchilla rabbit comes in three distinct breeds: Standard, which is a small rabbit, American which is a commercial type rabbit similar in size to the New Zealand, and Giant, which is a giant breed with conformation traits similar to Flemish giant rabbits. The Chinchilla color genetics produce a distinct banded hair shaft that alternates between white (pearl) and blue color in concentric rings; the rabbits display "black lacing" around the ears and a white ring around the eyes. The American Chinchilla breed is a very mild tempered rabbit which is an excellent choice for the family with children who may prefer a more petlike meat rabbit. There is nothing to dislike about this breed. Back in the days of the utilitarian American family, the pelts of these rabbits provided a little income as a bonus to the already delicious meat and rich fertilizer the rabbits produced. We have collected American Chinchilla rabbits from top bloodlines and are producing show winning offspring, however these rabbits are very practical and should be considered for 4H , FFA, and Sustainable Agriculture projects!