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                AMERICANS

The American rabbit is a multi-purpose breed that was developed for its lean meat and fur. Many breeders in the early 1900s were working to develop a blue rabbit but a California Breeder was given the credit for creating the breed. It is not known exaclty what breeds he used to create the American blue because he did not share information on its development. However, it has been hypothesized that the blue Vienna (an Austrian breed that is no longer recognized in the United States), blue Beveren, blue Imperial (a now extinct breed), and blue Flemish Giant were used to develop the American. When the breed was first recoginzed in 1918, it was called the German Blue Vienna, but because of World War I, its name was changed to American Blue. The white variety recognized in 1925 was produced using mutations from the American Blues, who were then bred to white Flemish Giants.  The American became a popular breed and people throughout North America enthusiastically bred it. Furriers paid very high prices for a good pelt: the price for a breeding-age doe started at $25. Both the blue and white varieties were poular for meat and fur throught the 1940s. However, the American declined in popularity in the 1950s. It is now one of the rarest rabbit breeds in the United States and is considered a "critical" breed by the ALBC (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) because there are fewer than 50 annual registrations in the United States and an extimated global population of fewer than 500.  " Good Rabbitkeeping, A comprehensive Guide to all Things Rabbit" by Sue Fox 

DOES

Name: Chi's Flora

Color: Blue

Birth Date:  Feb. 10, 2009

Show Wins: As a Senior:

                          1st at Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA 8/26/2010

 

Name:  Heorot's Page

Color: Blue

Birth Date: March 11, 2010

Show Wins: As a Junior:

                        2nd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc. Show, State College, PA June 6, 2010

                        1st at Allentown Fair, Allentown, PA 8/26/2010 also took BOB and BOV

                        1st at Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg, Pa 9/25-10/2/2010 also took BOB

             As a Senior:

                        1st at Tri-Co. Rabbit Clue of PA, State College, PA  10/24/2010 also took BOB and BOV-- Leg

                        1st at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA  10/24/2010 also took BOB and BOV-Leg

                        1st at Berks County R &CBA, Leesport, PA 5/14/2011 also took BOV and BOB-- Leg

                        1st at Tri-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, State College, PA 6/5/2011 also took BOV and BOS-- Leg

                        2nd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA 6/5/2011

                       1st at Northumberland County Fair, Sunbury, PA 8/27/2011 also took BOB

                       3rd at Central Pa. Rabbit Breeders Assoc., Huntingdon, PA  9/25/2011

                       3rd at Tri-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, Huntingdon, PA  9/25/2011

                       3rd at York County Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Assoc., York, PA 3/4/2012

Name:  Sage

Color: Blue

Birth Date: June 18, 2010

Show Wins:  As a Junior:

                           2nd at Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg, PA 9/25-10/2/2010

                          2nd at Tri-Co. Rabbit Clue of PA, State College, PA  10/24/2010

                           3rd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA  10/24/2010

                   As a Senior:

                       2nd at Northumberland County Fair, Sunbury, PA  8/27/2011

Name: Saffron

Color: Blue

Birth Date: June 18, 2010

Show Wins:   As a Junior

                              3rd at Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg, PA 9/25-10/2/2010

                             3rd at Tri-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, State College, Pa  10/24/2010

                              2nd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA  10/24/2010

                    As a Senior:

                           3rd at Northumberland County Fair, Sunbury, PA  8/27/2011

BUCKS

Name:  Heorot's Amandus

Color: Blue

Birth Date:  March 3, 2010

Show Wins:  As a Junior:

                          3rd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc. Show, State College, PA June 6, 2010

                   As a Senior

                          Best Opp. Sex and Best Opp. Sex Variety at Trio-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, State College, PA  10/24/2010 (leg)

                          2nd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA  10/24/2010

                         1st at Berks County R&CBA, Leesport, PA 5/14/2011 also took BOV and BOS--Leg

                         1st at Tri-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, State College, PA 6/5/2011

                         3rd at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., State College, PA  6/5/2011

                        1st at Northumberland County Fair, Sunbury, PA 8/27/2011 also took BOS

                         1st at Central PA Rabbit Breeders Assoc., Huntingdon, PA  9/25/2011

                        1st at Tri-Co. Rabbit Club of PA, Huntindon, PA 9/25/2011

                         1st at York County Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Assoc., York, PA 3/4/2012

Member of ARBA

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