Yesterday saw me load up and head out for a visit, I had agreed to help a fellow homesteader on her next adventure in regards to raising rabbits.. She has these very pretty french dargent rabbits, born dark and a solid color and then they silver with age, amazing fur on these guys, not as flashy as I like my rabbits to be (I tend to go for broken colors) but non the less there is something about these rabbits that certainly appeal to me, they have great meat rabbit bodies, along with good temperments and a outstanding pelt.. what’s not to like!
So I guess its not real suprise that I came home with Miss Sally, I liked her the first time I say her a while ago and she has just improved with age, she has not settled in yet, and it shows in that wide eye, ready to bolt look in the photo, but yesterday after I got her settled in, she was as far away as possable and this morning at feeding/check time, she came over and smelled my fingers, so that is a excellent start to the day.
She is not ready to breed yet and has some growing to do before that is the case but she is more then half way there so it won’t be that long of a wait, I hope she will be as good of a breeder as her momma is.
I was also able to bring home the pelts from the rabbits that were done, you will be able to see the huge difference between her solid still baby coat and the adult coat that i am going to show as a pelt..
I have to say that I hope to make some amazing lined leather mitt trim from it, I think it would just be stunning that way.