Who processes their own rabbit pelts?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by steve-in-kville, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. steve-in-kville

    steve-in-kville Raised Bed Artist

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    I was doing some searching around online and found stretchers and other supplies for the commercial rabbit industry. Any small-timers here process their own pelts?? I'd like to hear about it.

    Steve
     
  2. Xandras_Zoo

    Xandras_Zoo Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the problem with that is that the pelts of the bunnies at butchering age aren't nice, you have to wait till after the first moult till they have a nice coat, and it is not economical to keep them that long (for meat, anyways).
     

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    natybear Well-Known Member

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    69 days is okay, but 8 months old is ideal. I have tried but I really need help with this task before I try again.
     
  4. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    I have 19 pelts in the freezer from nz does that were 6 mo. old .they had an abundance of hair when we butcherd this fall. would anyone want them? how could I get them to you ? whould the mail take them frozzen?
     
  5. natybear

    natybear Well-Known Member

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    You can ship them frozen just add an ice pack and make sure that they won't leak. The real problem is I have about 30 of them; Dutch, Palomino, Rex, Satin, English Spot. Yeah, if anyone wants some gorgious RAW pelts, I got 'um too. Most from @ 8 month old animals too!