The Californian Rabbit was originally developed in California for its beautiful fur. It is visibly shorter and stockier than other rabbits.
The unique color pattern of the Californian Rabbit has recently made it a popular pet. It has since been bred into slightly smaller versions and can have extra soft fur. Miniature versions are also known. These rabbits also have a mild temperament and tolerate handling. These traits have made the Californian rabbit the second most popular rabbit in the U.S.A.