Giant angoras are the largest breed of angora and they give the most wool. They are bred from
the German angoras and they can't be beat for wool production. They can give 2-4lbs of wool per year if sheared
on a regular 3-4 month schedule. In full coat they are quite an impressive sight.
They are only recognized in white so far as being able to show them goes.
We raise them in white and colored but colored giants are not showable
at this time.
Their wool is exellent for spinning and they are a very easy care non matting rabbit
that if kept sheared every 3 months or so, requires very little grooming.
English Spots are a marked breed that are alot of fun to raise as you never know what you will get in a
litter. Trying to get that perfectly marked animal with just the right markings and just the right spots in just the
right place is quite the challenge. They are the ultimate show rabbit when you do get that almost perfect rabbit.
You will get lots of mismarked,charlies,and selfs and can fill your freezer very quickly on the quest
for the perfect animal.
I do not recommend them if you can not cull your animals for meat as they usually have good sized
litters and are very good mothers. They also grow pretty quickly for a smaller breed and are a nice tempered rabbit as
We raise chocolates and golds and try to have some animals available most of the time.
These were the surprize breed for us. We hadn't planned on them we just kind of happened into them
when we brought home a little black "meat rabbit" from a poultry auction in the fall of '05
Fully intending to use it for meat I made the mistake of "looking at it" before putting it down for
meat. Well it was a mistake I never regretted making as she was one of the most beautiful little "meat rabbits" I had
seen in awhile and I new there was a breed that she resembled with that cobby little body and shiny coat.
After looking in the Standard book I new I was looking at a lovely little Havana doe.
Being I didn't have a buck I waited till the following spring at our NEPA show found a nice choc buck to go with her.
At the same show there just happened to be a couple Havana does in the raffle so I put my a ticket in each one and just my
luck I won one of them, a registered choc doe. So I guess this breed was just meant to be here!
We've found them to be a very mellow pleasent tempered rabbit. And surprizingly that
little"meat rabbit" has produced some very nice show and meat rabbits.
They grow very quickly for a small breed and make a nice meat fryer in 10-12 wks.
We raise all 3 colors, black,blue & choc and in the near future will be starting
a broken colored line. We try to have some available most of the time.
The Thriantas were love at first sight. I've always been extremely fond of the red coloring
and had been trying to find some red new zealands so that I could start my red angora project again.
Looking at a website of a lady that raised giant angoras I saw she was trying to make red giants also
but she mentioned a red rabbit called Thrianta. I had never heard of them and She didn't have a pic of one so I
looked on the internet. When I finally found some pics it truly was love at first sight. They were the most beautiful intense
shade of red I had ever seen on a rabbit and knew I would have some as soon as I could find some at the shows.
It just so happened that some people that we had known for years that raised rabbits were at a NY
show that we were at and found out that they raised these lovely red rabbits. They were interested in getting some of
our sheep for meat so we did some bartering and soon had some Thriantas in the barn.
We have found these little beauties to be very good mothers and very easy to breed. Most
are pretty nice tempered although some of the does can be a bit grouchy. And like the Havanas are very quick growers
and make a nice meat rabbit in 10-12 wks.
The only down side to them that we've found is that, after watching some shows, we see that
there is a need to cull this breed very heavily. Being they are a new breed there is a lot of poor quality animals being
sold and shown. But with very heavy culling(we, our dogs & cats, and our customers all love rabbit meat) we are
coming up with some pretty nice babies in our litters. Its only 1 or 2 in a litter that is good enough to keep or sell
but in a few years we should have this breed up to the quality that they should be. We will have some available for
sale throughout the year but will be limited for awhile until we work our numbers and quality up. We don't sell junk!
We will be getting our Standard Chins this summer(07) so won't have any babies available probably
until late winter or spring of '08. If you are interested in getting some let us know and we will put you on our waiting
We have been wanting to get Standard Chins back again as we had raised them back in the '90s
and loved them but were having some problems with buck teeth and severe conformation faults. We could not find
any unrelated breeding stock at the time and had poor luck getting them to breed so we finally, with much regret, gave them
Now with the help of the internet we finally were able to find some but are waiting for them
to be born and raised up to weaning so we can bring them home.
We are finding that the older breeds of rabbits including the 3 breeds of chins are starting
to make a comeback with the help of the internet and dedicated breeders getting the word out that these breeds need help and
need people to start raising them again.
We are hoping to get some Americans this year. They are the rarest breed in the US and are desperately
in need of breeders to raise them.
We have never even seen an American except in pictures, and we can't wait to get them.
We are hoping to at least find 1 or 2 pairs of them to work with. Check back later this year to see our new buns.