Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Association

The Premier Flemish Club for those interested in showing and raising the Flemish Giant

Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders

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Welcome to the Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Association, serving the Flemish Giant breeders and fanciers of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maryland and Eastern Canada.   We are privileged to also have Associate Members from across the country.

We are proud to breed and show the largest rabbit recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.  Known as the Gentle Giant, the Flemish is shown in 7 varieties, Black, Blue, Fawn, Light Gray, Sandy, Steel and White.   The Flemish Giant averages 15-17 lbs at maturity, but can weigh 20 lbs. or more.

The Flemish is not like your average rabbit.  Their rapid rate of growth and large size means a little extra consideration in their diet, housing and care.  They have been specifically bred to be gentle and even tempered.  The Flemish have one of the few "mandolin" shape body types.   Our members strive to breed to the Standard accepted by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, to achieve an over-all balance, large bone, massive size,  and a well defined arch with good condition. 

Eastern States sponsors 2 major show weekends, presently held in Cortland, New York.  Known as the Spring Carousel and the Fall Classic,  each is a 2 day show with the most Flemish Giants you'll ever see in one place!

                                  Note to all who visit our site:        

Being a member club of the National Federation of Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders, we only recognize the seven varieties (colors) of Flemish Giants presently approved and listed in the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Standard of Perfection.  Those colors are:

Black, Blue, Fawn, Light Gray, Sandy, Steel Gray,White


Our members breed and show all 7 Varieties.  We have been well represented at all National ARBA Conventions.  Our members support
4-H clubs and strongly encourage Youth breeders to learn about our Giants

ESFGRBA Membership Application

Annual Dues:

Individual .....................$13.00

Husband and Wife...........$15.00

Associate Membership......$13.00

 (Associate members are those that live outside our geographic area,
yet wish to support us with their membership.)


(Youth as defined by ARBA regulations, up to and including 18 years of age.)

(Family includes 1 Youth, $5.00 per additional child - 1 Newsletter per family)

In order to become a member, print this page and mail with the appropriate fee to:

Larry Rishel
2812 Dinnerbell Five Forks Rd.
Farmington, Pa. 15437
Phone:  724-329-8289

Membership renewable January 1 of each year.
We thank you for your support!

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Colors Raised: ___ Black ___ Blue ___ Fawn ___ Light Gray ___Sandy ___Steel ___White






  White Flemish








       Pair o' Blues


Beautiful Fawn Doe

 Nest box of Flemish

Couple of Blacks

Cortland Showroom




















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