About Our Rabbitry

Frühlingskabine Rabbitry is Registered Rabbitry #D1391 with the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association, A.R.B.A.

Our Rabbitry is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in beautiful Northern California. We are approximately two hours south of Sacramento and three-and-a-half hours east of San Francisco.

Frühlingskabine Rabbitry was established in 2011 when we purchased our very first breeding trio of French Angora rabbits: Saria’s Thistle, Saria’s Dandelion, and Saria’s Clementine. In the spring of 2012 we started breeding our rabbits with our primary focus being wool quality. We continue to breed for ‘quality not quantity’ and for rabbits with exceptional wool quality, proper crimp, and great density with clean color markings. Our pride and joy is the beautiful orange color we have produced in our Frühlingskabine lines.

Saria’s Dandelion

Frühlingskabine’s Bunaby Jones

Frühlingskabine’s Bunaby Jones

We do not currently “show” our rabbits. While we may breed rabbits, we are a working farm. All of our rabbits live for the purpose of producing wool and our breeding rabbits, or “woolers”, are treated as pets. Our days are spent caring for our animals and garden and we simply do not have an interest in the sport aspect of raising rabbits at this time. Perhaps in a few years, our daughter will show her own rabbit in the local county fair.

Since our rabbits are housed here on our micro-farm, we are able to care for all of our rabbits on a much more personal level. Every rabbit, young or old, is handled every day. The kits (baby rabbits) born here at Frühlingskabine Rabbitry are handled from birth in order to raise very friendly and well-tempered adult rabbits.

Frühlingskabine’s Blackberry

We strive to provide exceptional customer service both as a rabbit breeder and as fellow rabbit lovers. Showing others what we learn about rabbit care, good grooming practices, and how to keep rabbits healthy is far more important to us than ‘making a penny’ ever will be. We are always very enthusiastic to share what we have learned and discovered with others through this website.

Frühlingskabine’s Cotton Candy

If you have any questions about our Rabbitry or rabbits in general, please feel free to contact us by using our “Contact Us” page. We read and respond to emails daily so our “Contact Us” page is a very reliable way to get ahold of us.

Thank you for your interest in Frühlingskabine Rabbitry and Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm!

12 thoughts on “About Our Rabbitry

  1. Hi there,
    I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, I love it! We’re thinking about getting rabbits this summer. I was hoping to be able to use them for ‘wool’ and for meat. Are Angora rabbits good for both? Do you have any suggestions on where to go to get quality breeding rabbits? I glanced at Craigslist, but I don’t trust it and I don’t know anywhere else to look. Thanks for your help!

    • French Angoras are considered “dual purpose” because of their body type. English Angoras are smaller and rounder and German Angoras have big bones. As for finding a breeder, look at the American Rabbit Breeders Association (www.ARBA.net) or look for a list of breeders like (www.rabbitbreeders.us) or a rabbit forum like (www.rabbittalk.com).

      Just beware of flaky con-artist “breeders” when looking online! There are a couple sketchy people here in California, so it kind of depends on where you are located. A reputable breeder will offer a grooming demonstration and pedigrees IN HAND. Don’t trust anyone who will “email them later”. So many people tell me they have gotten screwed over that way.

      I am a member on the free Rabbit Talk forum (www.rabbittalk.com) and there are so many helpful people there. Maybe just pop in and ask around to see if there are any recommended breeders in your area!

  2. How much wool, and once spun, yarn could one rabbit produce in a year?

    I love your blog and am very interested in micro-farming

    • It varies from rabbit-to-rabbit, but I harvest approximately 16 ounces (1 pound) of prime plucked wool from each individual rabbit, every year.

      My rabbits are all purebred French Angoras. I would imagine the wool harvested from an English Angora would be a lesser amount than the French Angora be a use of the English’s smaller size. And since wool harvested from a German Angora can only be sheared (not plucked), it would possibly be a lesser product, although one may harvest slightly more.

  3. I have been raising rabbits for almost a year now. I have a small rabbitry currently numbered at four. I show in 4-h, and ARBA. I think your micro farm is so cool! I have seen all your YouTube videos on the subject of rabbits, and the information is very helpful! I do not have French angoras, I have satins and I love it! Rabbits are wonderful, and I hope you keep raising very healthy rabbits. The best of luck to you!

  4. Your rabbits are beautiful. Bunaby Jones reminds me of my favourite rabbit Flem that died a few months ago. I’m so glad I discovered your blog. Will be following 🙂 All the best with your farm and keep up the good work 🙂

  5. I’m so glad I found your website. I have been researching a way to feed my herd of Harlequin rabbits a natural diet and your fodder system sounds perfect!

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