'F' doe from Cali & Campbell's litter
My pick from Cali & Campbell's litter... She'll most likely be staying due to her nice temperament and will later get tattooed (I used a sharpie to write 'F' so I could tell her apart from her 6 siblings).
A young Batman - he was still living in a playpen with a cage attached in my room.. He was later moved outside into a large hutch with access to a grassy 8'x8' run.
RL Rabbitry: Campbell (aka Camp) the Californian buck just relaxing in the cool dirt after breeding with Cali (also a Californian). He's defiantly one of the calmest and sweetest rabbits we have ever owned!! Not once in the year I have owned him as he tried to bite, scratch, or attack
Cali the Californian rabbit is hay-staching!
Mr. Fluff the English angora is in quarantine (30 days) on the front porch (far away from the buns inside and on the back porch) so dad built him a temporary play pen so we can open the hutch and let him run around to stretch his legs.
Campbell (Californian) looked all tough and grumpy (he is actually a shy, sweet boy) until he realized I had a breakfast snack for him. Look at his little mouth!
I was just asked by my boss and the head of functions if I would ever be interested to teach a class at work one weekend about rabbits, more specifically raising meat rabbits *I'd start out with a general rabbit care class and ask if people would be interested in learning about raising rabbits for meat and move on from there.. I'm not 100% sure yet. It would be a good way to educate the public about owning rabbits wether as livestock or just as pets, burn down some of the myths
Life of a rabbit breeder and dealing with non-rabbit family members!! LOL! Wait until I get my rabbit barn because that means more cages and more rabbits to fill them. We currently have 26 rabbits on the property but that included 5 weaned Holland lop kits, 2 prospect junior HL does from my last litters, 12 weaned meat youngsters, and the rest are adults - my breeders and 1 pet.
Cali's kits from her first litter hanging out in the grassy run. The kit on the right is a Gold tipped Steel while the others are solid black
Breed the Best - Eat the Rest. True for anyone raising any type of livestock: you keep the best picks for showing and breeding. Meat rabbits.
Plus each rabbit (no matter if they are Hollands raised for show or the meat mutts that are considered livestock) gets fed a serving of fresh veg or herbs everyday + time to run outside because they are spoiled rotten.. Whoever claims all animals raised for meat are generally treated badly & live in filthy conditions have never met 98% of the people who actually raise livestock. We love & care for our animals and usually many are spoiled more than we'd like to admit but they are raised 4 a p...
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Feeding Time! An older picture of Cali the Californian's April 2015 litter. The sire is an Opal New Zealand x Mini Rex mix which is why they are various colors (a gold tipped steel in front) and don't look like their Californian mama.
*I could use something like this for my temporary rabbit area when we close off the room. I plan on getting my final rabbit barn built within the next 2 years. // Drop vent to increase ventilation in coop or shut it during bad weather.