Aren't these babies adorable? Well, they are destined for the meat market. They were bred by my friendLisa who breeds French and Satin Angora rabbits, and BFL Sheep. She shows very successfully, but she also has a booth in a Farmer's Market in Marietta, OH where she sells lamb and rabbit meat. And that's where these guys are headed.
I don't need any more rabbits, but I'm thinking about "rescuing" one from the butcher. The dam of these babies comes from parents that were each 1/2 French Angora, and 1/2 New Zealand. The sire is a purebred, registered (Fawn) French Angora. The babies are then 3/4 FA. For the un-initiated, they are Pearl in color - color on extremities with a creamy white body. In spite of the New Zealand (fur) breed behind them, these guys have wool - which can be harvested for spinning! There are 2 bucks and a doe. Lisa will sell them for $25 each. (If I do this, I've got dibbs on the doe) I would have to drive to Ohio for pick-up, so since I would be making the drive anyway, does anyone else want one?