About Squire Rabbits
Squire Rabbits is a small rabbitry in San Luis Obispo, California. We raise rare Silver Fox a rabbits, which were developed in the 1920's and are one of the first true American rabbit breeds. They have suffered from dwindling numbers and are only recently beginning to recover. We love this breed and chose it partially to help conservation efforts but also because of their gentle and calm temperament, their incredibly beautiful fur, and their large size.
We are the primary breeders of Silver Fox Rabbits in Central and Southern California. We are members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and the National Silver Fox Rabbit club. Every animal we sell is thoroughly assessed to ensure that it meets the ARBA standard, and in order to preserve only the best genetic qualities for the breed we will not sell animals that are substandard. Many rabbits we sell go on to win competitions. Truly, we make beautiful bunnies!
Currently we have approximately 20 breeders and run a year-round breeding program. Although rabbits have the ability to breed 6-10 times a year, we limit our breeding to 3-4 times per year. We breed to maintain the highest breed standards and to produce quality meat, pelts and companions.
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WhySilver Fox Rabbit?
Silver Fox Rabbits are a large breed weighing between 9 and 12 pounds. They are considered the "teddy bear" of rabbits and are easy to handle, especially considering their size. They are very docile and gentle in nature making them excellent breeders, show animals and companions.
Dams have large litters and are good mothers having up to 10 kits per litter. Kits can be processed at 12-16 weeks which. make them an efficient and sustainable source of protein.
Their unique fur is extremely dense and long with silvered tips on mature animals, and it resembles that of the silver fox in the Arctic.There are many silver fox rabbit fur colors, and more being worked on by people who know more about fur genetics than we do!
We breed black and blue and are working to establish our lilac and chocolate lines. Black, and just recently, chocolate are showable colors through the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Blues are under consideration and hopefully will be added soon.
Yes! We do have bunnies for you.
We generally sell our kits when they are 8 weeks, and we do not sell adult animals. Because we are one of the few Silver Fox rabbitrys in California and we have significant genetic diversity in our breeders allowing for unrelated animals, we receive many inquiries. We can meet most requests within 1- 3 months, which gives you time to set up your infrastructure. Very occasionally we can meet requests immediately. For an additional fee, we are able to provide a pedigree for every animal we sell.
There are two ways to inquire. Email Paula, or EVEN BETTER, use our Rabbit Sales Inquiry button which links you to a google form. The information we receive through the form helps us keep track of the many inquiries and gives us specific details about what you are looking for.
We will respond to inquiries within a few days.
(Sometimes we're not available because we have real jobs - unfortunately playing with rabbits all the time doesn't pay the bills!)
*What is a Pedigree?
A pedigree is a diagram that depicts the biological relationships between a rabbit and its ancestry. It is simply an easy-to-read chart that depicts a the characteristic of individual rabbits and shows 4 generations. It can be used to prove that an animal is pure-bred.
Though all of our rabbits are pure-bred, having the pedigree is optional. Animals purchased with pedigree are tattooed and come with the pedigree paper.
More About Squire Rabbits
Raising rabbits for meat, pelts, companionship and enjoyment is something we are passionate about. It brings us closer to the earth and to what it really means to be carnivores and consumers on this beautiful and bountiful planet.
After spending many years not thinking much about the source of our meat, our leather apparel and countless other products that contain animal by-products, we now are intimately connected to the source of those products and have a true understanding of what it is required for animals to go from birth to product.
We approach all aspects of raising rabbits with honor and respect: from the way we tend them in life; to dispatching them humanely and courageously; to ultimately honoring the life taken by using all parts. We are deeply grateful for these animals and the gift they have been to our lives.
Raising rabbits is also very practical and contributes not only to the regeneration of the planet, but also to the continuation of ancestral skills that are teachable, useful and meaningful, especially for self-reliance and self-confidence.
Economical - One buck and two does can provide enough meat for a family of 4 to 6.
Sustainable - Rabbits are low-impact animals with a low feed to meat ratio,
Multi-purpose - All parts of the animal can be used.
Meat and organs can feed the family and pets.
Food goes in and pelleted garden gold comes out in the form of fertilizer.
Hides can be tanned and made into garment-quality fur.
Healthy - Rabbit meat is a high protein, lean meat.
Connecting - Raising meat as a deeper experience of what it means to be human connects us to our ancestral roots and to the earth.
- Fun - There are few things on the planet as fun and adorable as baby bunnies.