This breed evolved from the purposeful breeding of wild rabbits and other assorted animals some two hundred years ago. First it was known as Hungarian Agouti, then later as Hungarian Giant, because it was bred in other colours as well in addition to the agouti. In mature age it weighs 5 to 7 kg, and it is a high fertility and good offspring rearing breed. Its meat development and feed conversion ability lags behind that of the present hybrid breeds, therefore this breed needs protection in order to be conserved for the future. We are developing a nucleus stock of the breed.