People often ask me how I can possibly raise free range rabbits. Well this is what it looks like: We’ve come to accept that where there is rabbits, there will be no plants. There are pastures to the left and forward of the main pen, that are fenced off to let the grass grow. The… Continue reading Free Range Rabbits
Rabbit meat used to be as common for dinner as chicken is today. My family and grandparents all grew up eating rabbit, and raising them in their backyards. It is the protein source that got many families through the tough times of the Depression, and in Europe, WWII, according to our surviving family friends. One… Continue reading Why Eat Rabbit Meat?
Love this helpful list of useful herbs for rabbits!
Sharing this conversation from an inquiry on these two breeds. Belgian Hares can make wonderful pets – if you have ones with gentle dispositions. I too have heard about lines here in the US with cranky dispositions including biting. I’d be very selective where your hares comes from. My hares are not like that. They… Continue reading Why are Belgian Hares and Harlequin Rare? What are their Dispositions?
My friend put together this wonderful informative series of diagrams and videos about the commercial type in rabbits. (My focus in the past has been on mandolin types so my poses were off!) My commercial type breeds are the Harlequin, Blanc de Hotot, and Dwarf Hotot. I will be referring to this page the next… Continue reading Posing and Evaluating Commercial Rabbits
It appears I have been ignoring my website in favor of the ease and immediate visibility of Facebook! Well I’m happy to announce pictures have been posted on my page over there of animals for sale at this upcoming weekend’s show. Beverens, Harlequin, and cute little pet Hotot-Lionheads: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.659678080805317.1073741845.403618459744615&type=1 Blanc de Hotot: French x German… Continue reading Beverens, Blanc de Hotot, Harlequin & Hotot-Lionhead crosses for sale at West Coast Classic!
Those awesome T-shirts and long sleeve sweatshirts I’ve been seen wearing around at shows are for sale! Of course, they won’t say Trickster Hares on the back of yours. Many different T-shirt styles, you can find the one you like! Honoring the Spirit of Rabbit T-shirts on CafePress! Artist drawing: Maya Hack
While it may seem we’re pretty quiet over here on the farm, I’d like to assure you we aren’t! We’ve just found Facebook to be a more interactive outlet for easily posting news, animals for sale, and updates around the farm. If you are on Facebook, please “Like” our page, and make sure you are… Continue reading End of the Year Review & Updates
I have some beautiful blue eyed white baby Beverens. They are not up for sale just yet as they are too small. They will be ready at about 4 months old in time for convention. Their dam is BrownxCalloway and the sire is Calloway. Big rabbits in this line. And, 3 Grand Champions from this… Continue reading Blue Eyed White Beverens coming up in time for Convention!
Blue Beverens, that is! Here’s a boat load of babies up and coming. This litter is mostly sports, just my luck, from my doe who won Best Fur at the Stockton show. I have other blues as well from an older litter that are not sports. Sports are good for type, fur, and reinforcing a… Continue reading I got the blues…