Raising Raccoon for fur

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by callmeRISH, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. callmeRISH

    callmeRISH Out Of The Brooder

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    So i have been thinking about starting a small fur farm/operation, i have been reading up on the animals commonly used in fur farming. The only ones i can find any info on are foxes and mink, so I was wondering if anybody on here could give me info on raising raccoons. or point me at a website with info on it. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Raccoon pelts are generally so low in value that raising them for profit is not financially feasible.
     
  3. callmeRISH

    callmeRISH Out Of The Brooder

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    Really well i guess i always thought they were a more expensive pelt. what are some other furbearers often raised on a fur farm
     
  4. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Angora Rabbits?
     
  5. callmeRISH

    callmeRISH Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i think they do farm them i know they farm rabbits(not sure what species), chinchillas, mink, and fox. i guess ill have to ask around.
     

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