Meat Rabbits in Oregon?

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  1. Shrarvrs88

    Shrarvrs88 Apprentice in Christ

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    I am looking for some meat rabbit breeds to get into here in oregon...the two does I got are a pet size, and I decided I really need larger meat rabbits. Mix breeds are fine, as long as they are commercial breeds. I would really love to get some interesting/rare breeds....

    anyways...anyone close to either Salem or pendleton in oregon have meat buns for sale? I am specifically looking for two or three does, possibly more rabbits later on....:lookout:
     
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    Ceres Hil Well-Known Member

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    we are north in lewis county

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    pfaubush Well-Known Member

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    I am in Roseburg, but will be taking a trip up north (through Salem) soon. I raise NZ, Cals., and Flemish. Some w/ pedigrees, some without, some for show, and some that are just large commercial meat breeds. You can PM me or email me at rabbits@stumpacres.com.
     
  4. MoonFire

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    I am in Deschutes County :) we have NZW's :)
    www.moonfirefarm.com
    show and breeding stock. I am headed on vacation for 2 weeks FYI, email is best if you are close to us! Good luck!!
     
  5. barefootflowers

    barefootflowers Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the Hillsboro/Portland area & I have meat rabbits. I have New Zealands, Californians, standard Rex, American & mixes.
     
  6. victory

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    I am in Vernonia..we now have Satins for meat, we also use the pelts...so the satin pelts are very lovely...our new babies are weighing in at 5-6 pounds at ten weeks...We would love to visit!!
     
  7. Surfing_Bunny

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    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. :goodjob:

    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.
     
  8. victory

    victory Well-Known Member

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    Silver Fox,
    I may be interested in your rabbit!!
    When are you comin to Oregon??