New Bunny

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lacey1988, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acquired this 'girl' a week ago from my cousin. They got her from a local feed & seed last Easter but found out that rabbits are a little to hard to care for. Shes not that friendly, Oh, she'll let you pet her and all but she does not seem to enjoy it so I usually am not to hands on with her.


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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    That's kinda cool, she looks like a California Giant with sealpoint markings. I have some bunnies too:

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    this is one of my other buns:
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  3. lauriemae15

    lauriemae15 Out Of The Brooder

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    So cute and fluffy!
     
  4. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    adorable...Do you breed yours?
     
  5. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope. They are just pets for now, they are too young to be breeding IMO.
     
  7. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually wait until at least six months of age for larger breed rabbits. Sometimes the full eight just depending on size. A bigger buck to a smaller doe can sometimes cause birthing problems and death of kits and mama. We have four French Angoras, three White New Zealand's, four Red New Zealands (one broken) and one Red Satin boy who makes some awesome tasting meat rabbits! I'm looking for a satin doe so I can breed him and keep at least one kit. He is so beautiful. Other than those meaties we have six Dwarf Hotots and twelve Lionheads.
     
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  8. DebFred

    DebFred Out Of The Brooder

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    What is a good breed to start with for food? Don't want to upset anyone, but we want to raise them for food, not pets. Also would like some help with hutch design and all.

    Thanks!
     
  9. CYGChickies

    CYGChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have mainly New Zealand's for meat and a Red Satin buck that we cross for meat-only litters. Some meat breeds are New Zealand, California, Champagne D'Argent and Creme D'Argent and Florida Whites.
    French Angoras are a wool and meat breed so if you spin that is another option.

    We butcher our own rabbits and their cages are made from wood frames, 1"x2" welded wire on the sides and 1/2x1/2" on the bottom. A strip of the bottom wire about 1 or 2 inches around the sides of brood does' cages can prevent babies from slipping out once they're out of their nestbox.

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  10. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex them?
     

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