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post #11 of 33 Old 07-29-2013, 01:32 PM
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Yep, same here, California's and new zelends. And crosses there of.
Working on a rabbit skin blanket for our daughter, so I'm thinking about crossing some color in, just to break up the white.

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Flemish giants have a lovely brownish fur. My buck is grey and my doe is ginger and from them I'm getting black, brown and a striped orange/grey! They are giant mixed breed (flemish, checker and something else). I'd love to get white.

Try breeding one doe to a checker for a neat "spotted" pattern, or to a flemish for the creamy browns.

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post #12 of 33 Old 07-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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Oh I have a rabbit! When I first got him I was told he was a girl, so I named him Bon Bon, hmm.. a few months later I got quite the surprise. Now his name is Jon Jon Anyway, hes a nearly year old lion head. He is such a joy to be with, I absolutely adore him. He lives in my bedroom, is quite friendly, and loves other animals. He has befriended my kitten. I had him free roaming my room 24/7 but... it got out of hand. He was chewing EVERYTHING, and I never could poo train him, so now when Im not in my room he stays in a area 1/3 of my room in a x-pen. They are such personable animals, I love him to the moon and back. I guess you would never think such little guys could have so much life in them, so much personality.







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post #13 of 33 Old 07-29-2013, 09:43 PM
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What cute bun-buns!
I have a 10 year old dwarf named Pippin. I'll have to see if I can find some photos of him. :)
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Flemish giants have a lovely brownish fur. My buck is grey and my doe is ginger and from them I'm getting black, brown and a striped orange/grey! They are giant mixed breed (flemish, checker and something else). I'd love to get white.

Try breeding one doe to a checker for a neat "spotted" pattern, or to a flemish for the creamy browns.
How does that affect the meat?
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How does that affect the meat?
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Bahahahaha I find it hilarious that we're all talking about our cute bun buns and you guys are discussing meat! Not to worry my dad worked for the pest board in NZ most his life, he hunted rabbits for a living as they were/are a pest in NZ I've seen more dead rabbits than I've seen live ones!
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I'm sorry if that's not appropriate here, we could start another thread for meat/fur rabbits if that's more appropriate.
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I'm sorry if that's not appropriate here, we could start another thread for meat/fur rabbits if that's more appropriate.
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No no no no!!! I was joking!!! Joking joking!!! Eat meat and be merry I say!!! don't start another thread, I'm interested in your bunnies too!!!
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post #18 of 33 Old 07-29-2013, 11:27 PM
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Omfg you never told me she was a he :o
Hahaha I found out only abit ago. Totally crazy right? I felt like such a bad rabbit owner, as if I never touched him or something, but I swear I do
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post #19 of 33 Old 07-30-2013, 03:10 PM
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How does that affect the meat?
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Being a mix? Not at all. Our first litter turned out at 7lbs live weight/3lbs dressed per rabbit and the meat was firm and juicy. That's pretty good for just under 3 month old rabbits.

I've only had mine to eat, so I don't know how it would compare with a purbred californian or new zealand rabbit. Do you find their meat firm, mushy, stringy, sweet?

My next litter is from the same doe/buck but the litter after that is from the buck and a purebred satin. Nice coats! I'm interested to see if this meat is different than the other crosses.

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post #20 of 33 Old 07-30-2013, 03:13 PM
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