Dwarf Hotots--Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CYGChickies, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've wanted Dwarf Hotots since we started the rabbitry and I've found a breeder with them. She says they are show quality full pedigreed and have several grand champions in their lines. She has a proven buck and doe--the doe is pregnant. She wants $100 for the pair and claims babies sell out almost instantly for $50. I live in Southeast Missouri.

    Should I buy them? Is it safe to move--only a few miles--a pregnant doe? Can I expect the prices she's saying? Is this a smart choice for my rabbitry?

    They'll be inside rabbits in the summer each year.

    CYG
     
  2. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    Sounds like a good deal to me! Do you know what lines they are? I would ask to see their pedigrees. It sounds like a good deal to me if they are nice rabbits. Also do they have any legs or any show history? I do not think the price is bad if they are proven show/breeder animals with good pedigrees.

    Moving a pregnant doe should be ok, how far along is she? A lot of people even show pregnant does as they are usually in great condition right in their mid pregnancy.

    Do you have posed pics of them? I would love to see them [​IMG]
     
  3. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually I decided against it for now. I'm not sure about the breeder I'd be buying from. I bought some red New Zealands from her and they had severe coccidia. She then told me that I'd caused it with stress (the first died in less than two days). I'd be afraid to buy a pregnant doe whose babies could all keel over and take the doe with them--or risk infecting my Rabbitry. I'm going to wait on these. There's a state fair soon and I spoke with a Hotot breeder who said he'll have some there. Starting a Rabbitry is scary and I know I'm naive and it's so easy to be had. Missouri isn't a good place to try and start on rabbits.

    CYG
     
  4. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hard to say weather you can get the prices she doe. She may have a special client that is willing to pay the much. Its like anything else. depends on how good of a sales person youare. Moving a pregnat doe is safe,I bought one at an auction and a few days later she ahad seven and raised them all. If the person has already sold you sick rabbits and blames you I sure wouldn't buy anything else from her! Ther sued to be a lot of rabbit raisers in Mo. Good luck on your endevours and welcome to the world of rabbits!
     

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