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JAS,

We don't raise Champ's, but we do have a buck. We breed him to a Silver Fox doe and to our Californian does. The crosses make nice meat rabbits. You might want to join the Champagne D'Argent group at Yahoo.com. I'm sure someone there could put you in contact with a breeder in your area.

Good luck,

Mike
 

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Our Champagne buck and our two Silver Foxes (1 buck/1 doe) are not as friendly as our Californians. They are more nervous and more easily startled. They have calmed down a lot over time and will extend their heads to be scratched and petted. They are not mean and the Silver Fox doe is a great mother. Both the bucks get right down to business, when a doe is put in for breeding. Over all, we are very pleased with them. We will definitely be purchasing more in the future. Either breed would be a good choice for meat. They are beautiful rabbits for show. We especially enjoy watching the young ones as they silver out. Each one silvers in a different pattern.

I've always been told that the Champagne is the best flavored of the domestic rabbits. I have not tasted every breed, so I can not say if it is true. What I can say is this. We have dined on Champ. x Silver Fox and Champ. X Californian. These two crosses have much better flavor than the mixed breed rabbits we raised before. And those mixed rabbits were mighty good! Of course, this might be due to the different brand of feed we are using now. I've heard the Champ. x Satin is also a good cross for meat. While the Californian and NZW seem to be the favorites for meat pen, the Champ's. can do well. What ever the case, we are very happy with all three of the breeds we have.

When you get some producing, let us know what you think.


Mike
 
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