Yes, we’re still raising Beveren and Belgian Hares, through the coronavirus pandemic, RHD rabbit pandemic, and, well, 2020. We have not been out to shows since 2019, because of all the above. It was a rough year of too many rabbits as we had bred for the West Coast Classic and National Convention! Our home… Continue reading Raising Rabbits during the Plague
These cuties are ready to go to new homes!
We have Belgian Hare babies! Probably the last litters until sometime next summer. I have a couple show quality and a few pet quality – meaning their tan factor markings may not be orange enough, or any other conformational issues that means they should not be used in breeding but would make terrific pets. Belgian… Continue reading Belgian Hare babies!
There has been a ton of activity here at the farm, and mostly its been selling off the rabbits, far and wide across the United States. Its been very enjoyable participating in a nationwide rare breed revival project. Afterall, rabbits are one of the easiest sources for home grown food, easy to keep and feed.… Continue reading Selling the Farm – March Madness!
I get questions about colony raising all the time, frequently from people who are also interested in Beveren. Since I raise 6 different breeds of rabbits its been interesting to note which ones do well co-housed in rabbit herds. Surprisingly, its the American. They are hands-down the most laid back and willing to get along… Continue reading Best Breeds for Colony Rearing
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?
Isn’t she a beauty? This is Misty’s Firebird. Spotted her at West Coast Classic and decided to branch into rufus! Hope to have some offspring with my Black Otter buck ready in Fall. My Black Otter, Jack, comes out of a dam with deep red coloring… I’ve been waiting for an appropriately red doe to… Continue reading My new Belgian Hare rufus doe!
The guy who started it all… my first (and still, only) Belgian Hare. He’s a wonderful creature, smart, agile, funny. I love this little guy. We used to let him roam our whole 2-acre property, he considered it his job to run up to greet visitors. After he caught a respiratory illness from the wild… Continue reading Belgian Hare – Jack the Rabbit