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Rabbits

We've had several breeds of rabbits over the years including a fifth place home-bred broken Rex doe at the national show. Our Giant Chinchilla herd started in part with a buck that was Best Opposite Sex Giant Chinchilla at the national level, purchased before the show but shown in the name of his former owner. We've been fortunate to be able to add some additional rabbits in Giant Chinchilla and in 2011 some of our home produced rabbits brought home Top 10 and Top 5 honors from the ARBA National convention. .

RoyalScot Bear's Lady, broken black otter. "Broken" refers to the spotted or pinto colored pattern as opposed to a solid color. Black otter is the color expressed - tan on the ears and head with black on body color. Currently  we don't have any Rex.


Our focus instead is on the Giant Chinchilla, a rare breed as designated by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. These also carry a designation from Slow Food USA and are included in their Ark of the Taste.Connor has also added a small herd of Silver Fox and Champagne d'Argent rabbits. 

We are also developing what we feel is a superior meat rabbit. While the predominant breeds for meat is the Californian and New Zealand, we're taking it to a new level with a composite (cross) developed from Giant chinchilla, Champagne, Silver Fox and a trace of New Zealand and American Chinchilla.

  Like our chickens we strive for beauty and function. With the rabbits we do seek to produce quality show animals, but also maintain production qualities as much as possible. As we have room on Kentucky land we will be carving out an innovative program and set up that we are confident is like no other anywhere. We will have pens for rabbits, allowing raising meat rabbits 'on pasture' although they will still receive some pellets. The reason for this is easy - in our experience good nutrition provides healthier rabbits. An outdoor environment will help but we also seek to provide much more!

Additionally we will have a geothermally heated/cooled barn for the rabbits, making use of reclaimed and filtered water. We also seek to power it - lights and ventilation - with wind power and passive solar. This takes rabbit care and comfort to a whole new level! It also insures that in case of power failure our system is not affected. It's unconventional and takes these old, traditional breeds with an extended American history to a new level forging to the future.

  This conservation is important to keep these breeds from disappearing forever.

Why rabbit meat? For people it is a nutritious, low impact source of meat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 lb (453.6g)

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 517 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10.5g 16%
  • Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.9g  
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g  
  • Cholesterol 367.4mg 122%
  • Sodium 226.8mg 9%
  • Potassium 1714.6mg 49%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 0g  
  • Protein 98.8g 198%
  • Vitamin A0%
  • Vitamin C0%
  • Calcium5%
  • Iron81%
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 18.3% Carbs 0.0%
Protein 76.4% 
For pets, including dogs as well as snakes and cats, rabbit meat can be a nutritious meal as well.

Rabbits can also make good pets.

More rabbit information:
EatMoreRabbit.com
Giant Chinchilla breed club
American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA)
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
USDA - Rabbit from Farm to Table
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