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Well, after reading & discussing about the breeding quality of a few does with snuffles....I decided to take them to "camp". DH is a sensitive sort who wanted nothing to do with my taking them. I booked "camp" & woke @ 5;30 am to make the 1 hour trip to the "big house". I must admit to a big pang of the guilty's when I was loading them....but it was too late to turn back. I spent the day @ a friends house quilting (she lives 10 minutes from the "house") & picked them up @ 4 pm. They rested a day in the fridge, & 2 went into the freezer. The other I cooked up in a suicide spicy shake 'n bake in the oven.....sooooo good. DH was able to eat a few pieces, but he wants to wait a bit til he tries it again. My son & I pigged out for 2 days on the rabbit, we must be savages. The does weighed in @ 3.62 / 3.82 / 4.18 lbs. I don;t know if that is a good weight or not, but it was darn tasty! I just Had to tell someone, who wouldn't get all grossed out about us eating Bugs Bunny!!! :haha:
 

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Princess I'm going to start raising them myself this spring. What kind of rabbits were they?
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My buck is a "Californian" as was one of the females, another does was a "New Zealand" & the other doe was multi-colored. My plan was to breed them, but I waited too long to get set up. ( I have a small menagerie of Newbie birds) I have heard from some that winter breeding was good, others say it's a no no. When someone posted about Snuffles, that's when I decided to sent the gals to camp. The buck is healthy, plus he is company for the Silkies. DH said he won't eat Mr.Bigilsworth no matter How hungry he gets......did I mention DH is "sensitive"! Good luck with your bunnies. ( they Really were Delicious) :no:
 

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The does weighed in @ 3.62 / 3.82 / 4.18 lbs. I don;t know if that is a good weight or not, but it was darn tasty!
Was that dressed or live weight? How old were they to still be tender for the "Shake 'n Bake"?
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The weight is "dressed", but I cannot tell you the exact age. The doe was purchased @ the flea market in the summer...they could not tell me the age, but she was the size of 2 rolls of toliet paper (sorry, that's the only thing I could think of ) The other 2 does were born in late Aug. making them about 3 1/2 months old.I don't know how old they are supposed to be, but this was a tender rabbit. Good luck!
 
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