Monday, February 7, 2011

New Rabbits

I bought some registered, show quality American Chinchilla rabbits.  I bought 2 does (girls) and 1 buck (boy).
These rabbits are used for pets, showing and/or meat.  We are going to raise them for meat.  The adults get to weigh about 20 lbs!  Each doe should bear 8-12 babies and in 10 wks they should each be about 6 1/2 lbs.  If we have extra babies we may sell some for pets or showing.  I know some of you may have a hard time thinking of rabbits as meat animals, but they are actually one of the most efficient animals in food to meat conversion and very easy to breed and raise.
 This is Elijah, he is our buck.
 This is Sarah, one of our mommies.
And this is Becca, another mommy. They are all in temporary cages until I get their cages cleaned, set up and a roof built over it to protect them from the weather.  That is the next project around here.....

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