American Blue & Standard Rex Rabbits!

 

Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.’s Heritage Farm American Blue Rabbits and Standard Rex Rabbits are an integral part of my homesteading on behalf of my Australian Shepherds’ Raw Diet and also for my son and I. American Rabbits are the rarest rabbit breed in America. This breed is incredible and deserves great efforts to bring it back to a thriving, large population.  American Blues are not only extremely affectionate, social and gorgeous, they are hearty and parasite resistant making them easy to own in many climates.  As with most rabbit breeds, they do very well in cool or cold weather.

Our Standard Rex Rabbits are also a source of sustenance for our Aussies but my son also desires to show them in 4-H along with the goats, pigs, cattle…. Well, all of it!

Our rabbits are fed an all natural diet of hay, non-GMO organic pellets, fresh fruit and vegetables. They are handled as pets, loved, respected and meticulously cared for whether they are raised as permanent residents or raised for food and pelts.  We do not waste the lives we are so grateful to be given… nothing is “tossed aside”.

We proudly own 5 American Blue Does and One American Blue Buck… In addition we own 3 Standard Rex Does and 1 Standard Rex Buck. Our does will be bred beginning in mid-March 2016 for April kindlings… right now everyone is just getting fat and happy and antsy to do what rabbits do best!  

 

American Blue Doe LL1: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Desert of Egypt" aka "Egypt"

American Blue Doe LL2: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Alaska Summers" aka "Alaska"

American Blue Doe LL3: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Jerusalem Nights" aka "Jerusalem"

American Blue Doe LL4: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Slovenia's Bled" aka "Bled"

American Blue Doe LL6: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Morocco's Moonlight" aka "Morocco"

American Blue Buck: "Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.'s Elvis’s Graceland" aka "Elvis"

Standard Black Rex Doe: “Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.’s Dublin” aka “Dubs”

Standard Blue Rex Doe: “Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.’s Amsterdam Amity” aka “Amsterdam”

Standard Blue Rex Doe: “Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.’s Mischief in Tokyo” aka “Tokyo”

Standard Black Otter Rex Buck: “Lilac & Lace Cattle Co.’s North Dakota’s Max” aka “Max”

 

 

Our current plans with our American Blues:

100% of the boy babies will be raised just as lovingly but will be an essential part of our homesteading efforts providing us with new breeding bucks, meat and pelts. There is a “but” in this plan for the boys… depending on the number of boy kits born, we may sell some and will decide that as litters are born and kit genders are determined.

70% of the doe babies will be raised just as lovingly as pets, will live wonderful, social lives and be cared for impeccably but will be an essential part of our homesteading efforts providing our Aussies and ourselves with meat and pelts. 

10% of the breeding/show quality doe babies will be retained here (as space and time allows) to become future mothers of our American Blue litters and to promote the growth of this threatened breed.

10% of the breeding quality doe babies sold to other American Blue Enthusiasts to help continue the efforts to preserve and help this amazing breed thrive and will be sold at the current nationwide average price for a pedigreed American Blue Doe.

10% of the show quality doe babies will be donated to 4-H kids to allow the kids the chance to have a quality animal for fair while avoiding the always sky rocketing animal prices.

 

 

Our current plans for our Standard Rex’s:

 

100% of the boy babies will be raised just as lovingly but will be an essential part of our homesteading efforts providing us with new breeding bucks, meat and pelts. There is a “but” in this plan for the boys… depending on the number of boy kits born, we may sell some and will decide that as litters are born and kit genders are determined.

70% of the doe babies will be raised just as lovingly as pets, will live wonderful, social lives and be cared for impeccably but will be an essential part of our homesteading efforts providing our Aussies and ourselves with meat and pelts. 

10% of the breeding/show quality doe babies will be retained here (as space and time allows) to become future mothers of our Standard Rex litters.

10% of the breeding quality doe babies sold to other Standard Rex Enthusiasts at the current nationwide average price for a pedigreed Standard Rex Doe.

10% of the show quality doe babies will be donated to 4-H kids to allow the kids the chance to have a quality animal for fair while avoiding the always sky rocketing animal prices

 

 

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{Please also ENJOY the links to the left and to the right to explore American and rex breed facts!}

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