Trickster Hares is a small scale bunny farm located on the Western Slope of Colorado. We are interested in sustainability and raising our own food, while maintaining our heritage breeds of animals. We are also in celebration of the wonderful qualities of the rabbit and honor their mythological heritage as the trickster. Rabbits embody the trickster in many ways – they are very smart, clever, and amazing escape artists! There are countless stories across many cultures about rabbit trickery, and we have many of our own, here on the farm.
In a society focused on mass production over form, beauty, and personality, we are participating in a movement reclaiming our beautiful heirloom breeds of rabbits. We have raised a number of rare breeds, and found our two favorites on the endangered list with the Livestock Conservancy – Beveren and Belgian Hare. Prior to our move we also raised Blanc d’Hotot, American, and Harlequin.
Now we reside in the high desert in an agriculturally-friendly county and keep it small. Drought is a real issue up here so we pray for rain, and with RHD on the loose at lower elevations, pray for the continued good health for our herd. Because everyone loves rabbit and we have every hungry predator under the sun, we keep them sequestered in cages inside a fenced garden, rather than growing them out in pastures or raising colonies.
While we raise rabbits for food, they are also our pets, our friends, our family, and our way of life. Not to mention we show them competitively on a national level and are invested in preserving these two heritage breeds from the late 1800’s, a piece of our history.