This friendly guy was born just a few miles from our farm. The lady breeds and sells live animals to the general public. She also rescues various animals from neglect and tries to find them homes.
A few months ago we went in search of a meat rabbit to add to our existing herd. We had done our research and were very careful as to breed/health requirements. We specifically asked for a Rex rabbit as this particular breed is well known for being a good market rabbit, with quality meat and a fine pelt. It has a very efficient feed/meat conversion ratio and is an excellent outcross with the traditional meat breeds of New Zealand and Californian.
There are dwart versions of many popular breeds of rabbits. Much to our dismay, little Mozart did not begin to gain size the way he was supposed to. A full size Rex, healthy and with an excellent appetite, should be at processing weight in a matter of weeks after weaning. Mozart remained petite though he was eating up a storm. We finally came to the heart-breaking conlusion that our beloved Mozart was indeed a dwarf.
The lesson of the story is this: we took the time to educate ourselves, went to a reputable breeder, hand picked out stock, and still made an error. Sometimes it happens. Now what to do? As thoughtful stewards of the animals in our care, we had to be careful and make the right decision.
We are blessed that Mozart has been cared for and handled properly therefore his health and attitude are good. He loves people and attention and deserves a loving family. So, we are reluctantly offering this beautiful rabbit for sale.
Mozart will be available tomorrow morning at Tractor Supply in Youngsville along with some of his friends. He is about 4 months old now and ready to find a new home. He will continue to grow but should end up weighing close to 4 lbs.
Please stop by and visit with this precious little bunny. He will be waiting to meet you at 10am tomorrow morning. He will make a perfect Easter surprise for a special someone, a friendly companion pet for an adult or an excellent 4h project for a child. More information on our rabbits and their care can be found on our rabbit page.