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MamaLiberty

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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2009, 08:07:03 am »

Thanks, Mutti! Those sound interesting. Probably would have done better in the desert than the angus/dairy calf steers we did raise. But most likely would be either too expensive or not available there anyway. You have to go with what you can get, naturally.

Anyone else raise California Giant rabbits? They were awesome for both pelts and meat. Wish I had some. :)
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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2009, 08:27:35 am »

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Anyone else raise California Giant rabbits? They were awesome for both pelts and meat. Wish I had some.

Now this is definitely something I am interested in. I just looked at our rabbits 5 years ago and they would keel over. Sigh. Help?

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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2009, 08:38:51 am »

Here are some current resources for these rabbits:

http://livingplanetfarms.com/rabbits.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californian_rabbit

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The Californian breed was developed in the early 1920s by George West. Rabbit breeders in the United States crossed Himalayan breeds and the Standard Chinchilla rabbit breed and New Zealand Whites. The purpose of this breed was to have a good meat breed that also had good fur. The breed did not become popular for at least 15 years after development. Today, the Californian rabbit is the second most popular meat-producing breed in the world. The fur quality allows this rabbit to also be classified as a fancy breed.[1]
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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2009, 11:21:12 am »

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My five little'ns are called "Sex-Links." That is the breed.

Sex-links are a hybrid. They take two different  breeds and cross them to get sex-links. The color difference in the sexes do not usually  hold true for the next generation.
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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2009, 10:05:59 pm »

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My five little'ns are called "Sex-Links." That is the breed.

Sex-links are a hybrid. They take two different  breeds and cross them to get sex-links. The color difference in the sexes do not usually  hold true for the next generation.

Ah yes, you are right. Thanks for pointing that out. I realized that after I posted it. I was just trying to point out that it was the name of them, not something perverted. :rolleyes:
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Re: Raising Animals
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 11:12:02 pm »

Hey, you all should look at getting your hands on calves. Our family is buying 5 steers, selling three of them fully grown cover the price for raising all of them. That means two whole steers for free, you can't beat that.
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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2009, 11:20:13 pm »

When I get the land I shall. I have before. right now, unforch, not much land. Only enough for a few sheep and our new chickens.
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2009, 11:21:17 pm »

Blue Andalusians are a beautiful chicken breed and you can tell what sex they are the day they are hatched much like sex- link. However the blue does not always hold true in their offspring.

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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2009, 08:42:25 am »

Medicating cats and kittens

I used to wrap a cat securely in a towel and sit with them securely between my legs and give them medication. Was watching a show about an Australian vet he would put clothes pins on the nape of their neck, just like their mothers holding them, and treat them. Works pretty good.
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