Considered as "critical" endangered breeds.
I'm into raising these rare breeds to help save them. So I have only pedigreed / purebreds. They have Grand Champion lines. I like to show rabbits.
Sometimes Americans can be born in wrong colors and are not show quality. These would make a good project for raising meat rabbits.
Here the Americans are close to max SR WT. I see them hit the 10 LB mark at about 4- 5 months of age.
I have a doe due in about a week. She looks to be very large and heavy with kits. Her mother is 12 LBS and I think my expecting doe is about the same, before I bred her. I expect white, black and blue kits.
I do not know if I will get those so called "sport" colors? I'm trying to breed out the steel color gene. Gold tipped steel color is possible if they still carry the gene. It makes a very pretty rabbit color.
I have 2 Silver Fox Litters that are thriving at the age of 1 week. All black color. Great mothers. I took no kit loss with either doe. They are big kits for their age.
Both are very hearty breeds, great mothers.
If interested in being on a waiting list let me know. Lots of show breeders do travel. Maybe a transport can be arranged. I'm in California.
I know quite a few are going to the Nationals this fall too.
I plan to keep a few to show, just not all of them.