The Thrianta rabbit is one of the most recent breeds officially recognized by the American Association of Rabbit Breeders (ARBA), added with the Mini Satin on February 1, 2006. Known as the “Fire of Fantasy”, it has a bright red color. . orange coat and brown eyes. The Thrianta is a medium-sized rabbit, weighing four to six pounds (1.8 to 2.7 kg) and ideally less than five pounds (2.3 kg).
The history of the Thrianta dates back to the Netherlands in 1938, when Mr. H. Andreae, a schoolmaster, began to develop the breed as a tribute to the Dutch royal house, the Orange House. Raised from Black Tan, English Spot and Havana rabbits, the Thrianta was accepted in the Netherlands in 1940, but the original standards, which stipulate a touch of beige under the orange cape, made the breed difficult to maintain. . World War II also took its toll on the population of Thrianta, as the Netherlands was invaded by German forces a few days after the breed was first officially recognized. By 1966, the Thriantas were no longer included by Dutch standards.
The Thrianta began to experience a resurgence in popularity in the 1970s, when it was accepted by British Rabbit Council standards and a special breed club was formed in the Netherlands. American rabbit breeders began introducing the Thriantas to the United States in 1996. In 2006, it became the 46th rabbit breed accepted by the ARBA, and the first since 1988. Judith Oldenburg-Graf of Iowa , the first to import the rabbit. breed in the United States, also became the first to have an ARBA certificate of development for the breed.
The Thrianta has become a popular show rabbit in recent years, in part because of its unique fur color, which sets it apart from other rabbits. Thriantas are good pets and are also show animals. They are not only attractive, but also sweet, kind and curious.