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Pelt weights?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby ipoGSD » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:24 pm


So i have a friend who we just met, she lives near me also feeds her dog raw. Shes also a phenomenal artist. She agreed to paint a portrait of my gsd for a trade of rabbit meat.

She wants whole rabbits but no fur. Needs them around a lb each. (So not looking forward to doin the deed to cute lil babies tho)

So i was wondering how much should i let them grow to if shes looking for around 1 lb of meat per rabbit? I dont know how much an average bunny hide weighs (average meaning basic bunny fur/skin)

Any info would really help :)

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Re: Pelt weights?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:30 pm


I've noticed that when people give live weights vs. dress-out weights, the difference is usually about half. So wait until you've got a bunny that reaches about 2 lbs, dispatch and dress it out, and see if it's near the 1 lb mark. Adjust your next dispatch accordingly.

I have absolutely zero experience in this as of yet, but I figured it's an educated guess. Plus I'm sure there's variation between different breeds, if they want the offal or not, etc.

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Re: Pelt weights?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby ipoGSD » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:00 am


Yeah that's a good idea! she wants everything except the hide. Ty!

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Re: Pelt weights?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby bigfoot_158 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:44 am


Does she want it with bone in or out?
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