Californian Rabbits - I got them! Woot!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MissPrissy, May 28, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    After over a year of searching I finally got in touch with a breeder for Californian rabbits by contacting one person who led me to another person who led to another person etc. I took a 120 mile round trip this morning and brought home these registered beauties.

    The trio is two does and a buck. The does are bred by other bucks. Perfect!

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    Ponder - female 9 lbs - 1.4 yrs old

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    Amazing Grace "Mazie" - female 9 lbs - 1 yr old

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    And Trip - male 8.75 lbs - 8 months

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    The breeder took a lot of time with me. He explained so many things and allayed my nervousness at not having had rabbits since I was a child.

    He even sent me home with 2 nest boxes so I wouldn't have to build or pay an inflated price for the metal ones.

    Trip is the sweetest boy. He snuggles and cuddles and slept in my arms.

    I am very happy with my choice [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Wow, what will you be doing with the rabbits? Where in the world do you find the time to take care of everyone on your farm? [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Meat. For the eating of. These are breeding stock.
     
  4. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter raised some of those last year to show at the Yamboree in Gilmer, TX. She didn't place high enough to be in the sale, but she learned a lot. I bet she will place this year.

    Are you going to sell them for meat rabbits? I am pondering the idea of raising Flemish Giants.

    Congrats on the new addition to your evergrowing farm.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They're gorgeous! Congrats on your find MissP!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:What decided you on picking the california rabbit over another breed?
     
  7. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What decided you on picking the california rabbit over another breed?

    The Californian and New Zealand White are the two most common breeds used for meat production. (commercial meat production)
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering. Are you going to put the feeders on the outside.? Easier to fill. That is a great breed for meat. I heard they have large litters.
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:What decided you on picking the california rabbit over another breed?

    The Californian and New Zealand White are the two most common breeds used for meat production. (commercial meat production)

    I had American Whites when I was a kid, but they were pets. [​IMG] One of these days I'd like to try eating rabbit meat.
     
  10. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Where on earth did you find them?
     

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