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What breed (or breeds) of rabbit are good for their fur?

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Re: What breed (or breeds) of rabbit are good for their fur?

Post Number:#16  Unread postby PulpFaction » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:24 am


LASGSD wrote:Oooh, another one to add to my list!! Blanc de Hotots.

I wonder if the darker breeders (like Silver Fox) would be better to raise colony style (not having to worry about the white fur getting discolored.


I was keeping my Silver Fox does in a colony, but I don't believe this could be done if your objective was fur. Like chickens, rabbits seem to get in occasional squabbles to settle pecking order disputes, and it only takes one instant to mess up a pelt.

As to your question about whether or not there's a down side to the breed (and I realize this is rather old, now,) I haven't really found one! I love them.
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Re: What breed (or breeds) of rabbit are good for their fur?

Post Number:#17  Unread postby Stormy » Sun May 29, 2011 4:40 pm


Great input and discussion here. I really want to check out a Silver Fox now, to feel what the fuss is all about! Up to now I have to agree Rex was my favorite - I used to raise them, but one downside to the fine hair they have is they made me sneeze, a lot. Both a housepet I had, and outdoors when petting them. Go figure. Really curious about the Beveren and Satin now too - thanks!
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