I have to admit, I love these guys. They feel soft, they can be great pets, and they can feed you. My rabbits are not pets although this breed is known for being calm enough to be a pet for a child. One of my daughters has kept one for a pet and he lets her carry him everywhere. Just remember, parents, watch your young children around any animal for the safety of the child and the animal.
Mine average around 8-10 kits per litter. I produce two to three litters a year. They come in a variety of colors. I have recently brought in some rarer colors for our area. I now have REW (red eyed white). And we will concentrate on self blues and self blacks. I have been bringing in higher quality pedigreed and show winning rabbits to help bring my breeding program along. I still have my castors too, no matter what I do, I just cant seem to let them go yet.
If you are looking for a pet I strongly recommend a male. They just dont seem to get temperamental like the females can. Although, with proper handling they can all be very good pets. We encourage people to come and pick the rabbits they want. For breeding or as a pet, if you pick the ones you want, you will be happier. People are free to choose from the ones available. If you are looking for a specific color then please let me know! I can notify you when I have litters born with the colors you are after.
The Rex rabbit averages 8-10 pounds. My current breeding stock is 8.5-10.5 pounds. They were discovered in 1919 by accident. Two were found in a breeding pen in France that looked very different from the parents or siblings. No more were ever discovered. Those two became the base of this breed. It was discovered that the odd fur was due to a genetic mutation. This mutation causes the hair to grow straight out, not lay down, and the guard hair is the same length as the undercoat, giving it a fluffy velvety feel.
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