Breeding

Trait Selection


Traits selected for: -- Tendency towards interaction; playfulness -- Ease of petting, picking up -- Contentedness; happiness -- Overall "cuteness", which may appear differently in different rabbits -- Hollands: working towards spots (broken), stripes (harlequin), and tricolor/calico (broken + harlequin)




Show Standards (Or Lack Thereof)


Our objective is personable, beautiful pet rabbits, and thus we do not filter out show errors if a rabbit is a great pet-quality stud or dam. This is opposite most rabbit breeders, for whom show-quality and breed standard comes first, and "pet-quality" is the run-off. For instance, some of our Hollands have a case of "excited" or "helicoptor" ear, in which the ears don't always hang down limply and instead move around as the rabbit becomes alert, excited, or interested in something -- which is not desirable in a show Holland, but is pretty darn entertaining in a pet.





Policies

Waitlist


To join the waitlist, please contact us directly. As rabbits become available, members of the waitlist will have the opportunity to either reserve a rabbit, or pass and keep their spot on the list.




Screening


Some screening questions will be asked of anyone inquiring about a rabbit to make sure there is a good fit. It is not necessary to have previous rabbit experience.




Fees


Re-homing fees range from $40 to $160 depending on breed, size, coloration, personality, sex, age, etc. Generally, females will be slightly more expensive, as will Hollands with spots or stripes. Currently, these fees are insufficient to turn any profit and go straight back into feeding and caring for the rabbits.





About Us

What conditions are your rabbits kept in?


Our rabbits are kept in a mix of indoor and oudoor pens, with a few getting to free-roam inside. Different pens have different features, and the rabbits are occasionally switched to keep their environments stimulating. Occasionally rabbits will be caged for a temporary period, particularly mothers whose newborns may crawl away and get lost in larger enclosures. Cages provide at least 4sqft, are solid-bottomed, and include a bed and objects to interact with.




How often do you have litters?


The schedule is inconsistent, but it is unusual for us to have more than two litters at a time, and litters are usually separated by a few months.




Didn't California ban pet rabbit sales?


Not quite. California banned retail stores from selling rabbits unless they are from a certified rescue facility, punishable by a fine of $500 per rabbit. The fine goes to the store, not the customer. The new law does not impact rabbit breeders, only retail stores. California already did, and still continues to, require baby rabbits to be at least 8 weeks old before sale.





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