Back yard rabbit group anyone?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by herbandteas, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am in washington state and do have a breeder of silver fox rabbits but I think that would be to far. You might try searching the rabbit and cavy site then click on silver fox rabbits then there will be info there for breeders.

    Happy Holidays,
     
  2. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Happy Holidays to all of you
    I hope your chickens give you plenty of eggs and your rabbits plenty of bunny love in the next year.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008
  3. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I picked up a little holland lop buck for my friend. I am finding that I love their personality. He is a very fun rabbit and I think I may want to have one too. Anyone else have holland lops?
     
  4. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I breed and raise Silver Fox Rabbits for Show and for Meat.
    I am in Southern NH not all that far from you .
    There is also a Breeder just off the Vt boarder in NY, You can email her through the LongTrailRabbit Club just type it into the search bar of any web browser.
    Pm me and I will give more details.
     
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:In order for the Double Dwarf Gene to presen itself BOTH parents must carry the gene, there for not breeding a doe because she carries it is the wrong thinking.
    Breeding netherlands, mini Rex,lionheads etc( small breeds who all carry the double dwarfing gene) you will run head long into this problem, best you can do is breed the does anyway, as long as a whole litter doesnt contain peanuts you are safe.
    You should breed know carriers of this gene to false dwarfs to ward off the peanuts.
    Most dwarf breeds only weigh between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 lbs, a false dwarf will weigh 3 to 4 lbs, there for eliminating the deadly dwarfing gene. the result will be over size kits and typical dwarfs.

    I have to add that if you had 2 peanuts survive by being fostered off to another doe then those were not peanuts, they were typical dwarfs Peanuts only survive for 1 to 4 days. their internal organs are not developed enough to support life for more than a few days.

    I definately agree there is a need for a back yard rabbit forum on this site , I have already found a lot of mis information on this read.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  6. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    byr would be awsome they shut down my forum on lionhead forum i was crushed so we need a byr
     
  7. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Quote:i do im trying to get into breeding them i have a blue eyed white and a magpie harley i cant find a buck thats the problem
     
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    here is my grand champion lionhead buck!
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  9. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love BEW rabbits. So I hope you can find some in your area so you can breed them. I live in wa state and there is a breeder in my area that has some but that is too far to go for you.
     
  10. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:
    What does the American Chinchilla weigh?
    Sr animals weigh in at 9 to 12 lbs

    Giant Chinchilla rabbits Sr animals weigh in at 12 to 16 lbs

    Standard Chinchilla rabbits weigh in at Sr weight 5 to 7 lbs


    On keeping rabbits with chickens,
    its a preference thing, personally I would never do it again ,
    I had rabbits in with my chickens and the Coccidiosis load was high enough to kill the rabbits. you have to be ever vigalent and treat constantly for Cocci
    also rabbits are groomers if any poop gets onto their fur they will clean it off , inadvertantly ingesting .
    Chickens have not a care where they poop and most will roost on a rabbit cage.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008

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