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We have 2 bucks available. They were born on May 2 and both parents have pedigrees. They are $40 each and copies of the parent's pedigrees will be provided.

The American rabbit is unique and restricted to North America. It is the most rare of rabbit breeds in America.

By the standards of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, this breed has been rated as "threatened" for potential loss (extinction). The Blue Imperial is already extinct. The Vienna Blue is gone from the U.S. and hard to find in Germany. We encourage new rabbit breeders to choose the American as their heritage breed, to preserve this breed that is unique to our national history and culture.

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, breeders were paying the unbelievable price of $25 for a breeding age doe.  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.

American come in blue, black and white colors. They 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. One of our does just delivered 16 kits!  They are large rabbits weighing around 10 to 12 pounds. They grow fairly quickly and are easily kept on wire bottom hutches or in colonies.

There are only a handful of breeders of American rabbits on the East Coast. Because this breed is so rare it makes getting breeding stock that is not related very difficult. Having pedigreed stock is very important to make sure that you are breeding rabbits that are unrelated.

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