About Our Rabbits
We never knew how much our lives would change when we bought a guinea pig at the Bethlehem Fair in 2006. Soon after I joined the Litchfield Hill's Rabbit & Cavy 4-H Club and the rest is history. In 2007 we were introduced to English Lops, a large breed with very long, lop ears with a semi-arch or "mandolin" body type and we've been hooked ever since. We did have a very competitive herd of Belgian Hares and Velveteen Lops but have decided to focus solely on our English Lops at this time.
Our goal is to breed rabbits that are healthy, compete on a local, state and national level while out producing themselves in their offspring. We expect our animals to have the ability to keep up with our show schedule while maintaining condition and staying stress free. While type is important we want our animals to excel in every part of the scorecard. We also expect them to have a minimum of 24" ears, but usually we keep very few below 25".
We compete with our show team all over New England and the East Coast regularly throughout the year. We attend the PaSRBA Convention, OSRBA Convention and the ARBA National Convention as our schedules allow. We also try to attend a few local double or triple shows each year, but attend as many as twenty or more in previous years. In recent years due to my judging schedule we have not exhibited at as many shows but still attend the ARBA National Convention and some of our favorite local shows when possible.
We breed our animals throughout the entire year as our animals are housed in an indoor facility. All litters are watched carefully from birth, I keep records of ear lengths and weights from a few weeks old until they are 16 weeks to monitor they ear and weight growth rate. I do not sell any animals under 10 weeks of age and most show quality animals are grown out until they are at least 12 weeks of age so we can evaluate the show quality as they grow. The health of our herd is our number one priory, all new animals are kept separate from the herd for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to ensure they are free from any symptoms of pasturella or other illnesses. We also quarantine our show team after the National Convention and other large shows such as PaSRBA where the chances of exposure are much higher. We only use wormer just before large shows but we don't keep any animals with weak immune systems in our herd.
I have animals for sale periodically throughout the year ranging from a few months to a few years old. Due to the high quantity of inquires I receive I do not keep a waiting list. I post when I when I have any and all available animals on my website and Facebook page so place check there before contacting me. I only sell animals I would use in my own breeding program as show or brood quality, I feel a big part of improving a breed is to sell only quality animals. I do not sell many pet quality animals but am willing to consider selling pet stock to seriously interested buyers that I feel can provide a good home.
Thank you for your interest in our herd and feel free to contact us with any questions!
ABRA Rabbitry No. D2406
Proud Member of:
American Rabbit Breeders Association
Connecticut Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Associaiton
Lop Club of America