Every Spring comes and I get hit up for rabbits, which I often don’t have any left available. Rabbits here in high country like to breed in March and April!! Unlike chicks, you don’t just hatch them and move them on. They stay with their moms 2-3 months, they get sorted for quality, and then… Continue reading Summer Bloom
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!
What fun! We did an exhibit at the Heirloom Festival for the first time this year. Three days of lots of people, and talking a lot about rabbits! Sold rabbit t-shirts & art too. My rabbits entertained about 500 kids over the three day stretch. That was the hardest part, the busloads of kids arriving… Continue reading Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa
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!
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