Rare Breed provides an in-depth look into the successes and struggles of farming life in Ireland, throughout the calendar year.
The is back with new farms, new families and new stories from right across Ireland's four provinces.
A total of 16 farming families from across the country take part in the series, giving a unique insight into the people behind this massively important industry and showing what it takes to bring food from the field to supermarket shelves and finally to our kitchen tables.
This 12 part series charts the agricultural year through 16 farms – Arable, Blackcurrant, Cattle, Dairy, Flower, Goat, Horse, Pig, Sheep and Vegetable.
Each episode captures the highs and lows of each calendar month of the year and features a variety of full and part-time farmers from all across Ireland.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Rare Breed - American rabbit - Netflix
The American Rabbit is a breed of rabbit, recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) in 1917. By the ARBA standard, American rabbits have a mandolin body shape and a coat ideal for use as fur. It has also been noted for a good 'sweet' temperament and good mothering abilities. As with all domestic rabbits, the American breed is of the species Oryctolagus cuniculus, the European wild rabbit.
Rare Breed - Name - Netflix
The breed was originally known as the German Blue Vienna, but was renamed after World War I to the American Blue Rabbit. In more recent years, rabbit keepers - especially rescue organizations - unfamiliar with the history of rabbit breeding in the United States have been referring to mixed breed or “mutt” rabbits as “American”. This has led to some confusion over the actual status of this historic breed.
Rare Breed - References - Netflix