I currently breed Rex rabbits in Kitsap County, Washington.

I’ve been raising rabbits for meat since June of 2020. Our first rabbits were a trio of New Zealand reds. After a year or so, we added some Silver Fox and Rex rabbits. I even had some Satin Angoras briefly.

For various reasons, I've decided to stick with only purebred rex. My current herd is quite small, and not fully pedigreed, but the goal is to get there eventually. I like keeping track of rabbit records.

I try to breed toward ARBA's standard of perfection for general body type, but ultimately, I breed these rabbits to contribute to our homestead, not for show. That's something to keep in mind if you're thinking about getting a rabbit from me. My pedigrees will contain lots of colors that aren't showable.

My priorities for my homestead herd are:

  1. Good temperament
  2. Strong gut (able to eat lots of fresh grass and forage without issue)
  3. Disease resistant 
  4. Heat tolerant
  5. Good growth rates
  6. Good body type for meat production
Not necessarily in that order, but those are the things I look for when I hold back rabbits to become breeders. 

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This is Jasmine, my purebred Rex doe. I've always loved tricolored and harlequin rabbits, and she is the first one I've ever had as a result of my own breeding pair. In this photo she is about 6 months old, and already 8lbs 4oz!

Read my rabbit blog posts.

Updated: 5/20/2023

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