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American Blues will exceed your expectations as a pet rabbit or as breeders in your meat rabbit program. We have a litter of American Blues that were born on March 17. We have 2 bucks left. They are from pedigreed stock. Price is $35 without pedigree, $45 with pedigree.

**Pictures are of our adult breeding stock**

American Blues have a much better temperament than any of the other large breeds that we have owned. They love to interact with humans and come up to us every time we open the cage door. They are a hardy breed, docile in nature, produce large litters and are typically good mothers. They are large rabbits weighing around 10 pounds. They grow fairly quickly and are easily kept on wire bottom hutches or in colonies.

The American rabbit was developed for meat, a beautiful blue fur and a wonderful temperament. The American Rabbit Breeders Association, recognized the breed in 1918. Lewis H. Salisbury of Pasadena, California is given credit for producing the American Blue. The fur of an American Blue is the deepest blue color of any of the recognized breeds in America.

The popularity of the American quickly grew and by 1920, furriers were paying the unbelievable price of $2.00 for a good American Blue pelt and a breeding age doe would start at $25.00. This breed maintained a popular following through the 1940's, but by 1950 the interests of rabbit breeders had changed to others of the many breeds that had been developed or imported into this country. Sadly, the American is now the most rare of rabbit breeds in America.

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