Our Rabbits

                   ABOUT US

We raise both colors of the American rabbit breed, the American Blue and the American White. We also raise Silver Fox rabbits,we raise rabbits for show, pet and meat. We Are located in York county PA (Pennsylvania) and always have rabbits for sale. We are an American Rabbit Breeder Association (ARBA) registered rabbitry. We have had people come from MD, WV, NJ, NY and OH for our rabbits, our rabbitry is one of very few rabbitries that raise both colors of the American rabbit

    We have a several American Blue rabbits that we use for breeding. We have seven female American Blue rabbits and two American Blue bucks. Our Americans are consistantly placing very well in shows. All of our American Blue rabbits have pedigree and pedigree will be available for the American Blue rabbits that we sell.

We have just gotten started with American Whites, We have two American White females and one buck. One of our blue bucks and one of our white doe both carry the white gene so when they are can have white offspring when bred to a white or another blue that has the white gene.

               BREED INFORMATION

     The American Blue rabbit was introduced by Lewis H. Salisbury and accepted by the ARBA in 1918. He never told what rabbits he used to create the American Blue, they where raised for meat and fur.It was known for being the bluest of all the blue rabbits and in the 1920's furriers where paying an unbelievable 2.00 for a good pelt and a doe of breeding age started at 25.00. They where popular until 1950 when the New Zealand took over as the primary meat rabbit. The American blue is now the RAREST rabbit breed in the world and is listed as critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

    The Silver Fox rabbit was created by Walter B. Garland of North Canton, Ohio. The Silver Fox is a multi-purpose breed that is raised for meat and fur. The breed was recognized and a standard approved in 1925 under the name American Heavyweight Silver. In 1929 the name was changed to the American Silver Fox and later to Silver Fox. The breed has always been recognized in two varieties - blue and black. During the 1970s, however, the blues were dropped from the American Rabbit Breeders Association standards due to lack of numbers being shown.

The Silver Fox was the first large breed produced that dressed out at 65% of its live weight. Does have large litters, produce plenty of milk, are excellent mothers, and make wonderful foster mothers. Silver Fox are known for their docile and gentle nature, the young are born either solid black or blue and begin to show silvering of their fur at about 4 weeks. The silvering process takes 4 months to complete. The fur is one of the most attractive and unusual features of the breed, it is extremely dense and 1 1/2 to 2 inches in length. When the fur is stroked from tail to head, it will stand straight up until stroked in the opposite direction. This trait is found in no other breed and greatly resembles the pelt of the silver fox of the Artic.




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