American Chinchilla rabbit

More Information:

  • Slow Food USA
  • Map of Growers
  • Find Growers by State:

The original Chinchillas from Europe were rather small, so American breeders set out to produce a larger animal that would be better suited for meat and pelts. Through selective breeding for larger size, fine bones, and a good dress-out percentage, a breed standard was issued for the Heavyweight Chinchilla. It was a larger form of the Standard Chinchilla, with the same shape, color and genetic make-up. Though widely popular from the 1920s to the 1940s, today it is the rarest of the Chinchilla breeds. It is found only in the United States, with the largest concentration in the Midwest. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, the American Chinchilla is critically endangered.

Showing page 3 of 8 for 43 listings

Ox Creek

  Canandaigua, NY

Ox Creek is a small operation promoting rare heritage breeds. Our current efforts are focused on pastured poultry and rabbits. We raise Ancona and Saxony Ducks, Wyandotte Chickens, African Geese, and Royal Palm Turkeys. These are sold either by the pound or occasionally we offer breeding stock in the fall. (more...)


Otter Creek Homestead

  Danby, VT    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Otter Creek Homestead is a small homestead with the intent of preserving rare yet valuable sustainable heritage breeds of livestock and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. We raise a variety of free range heritage breed animals on GMO-free feed. (more...)


My Dad & Me Family Farm, Inc.

  Powder Springs, GA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We are a members only farm. For more info on how to become a member and purchase from our farm, please visit our website and enter your name & e-mail address to receive the details! We have exciting NEW UPDATES to announce for 2013. My Dad & Me is now a 100% Grass-fed Dairy! (more...)


Moomaw Family Farm

  Molalla, OR

Moomaw Family Farm provides pasture-raised pork, chicken, lamb, and rabbit through our Grass-fed Meat CSA. All animals are raised by us in Molalla, just 35 miles south of Portland. We provide them the absolute best living conditions, which results in meat that is tastier, safer, and more nutritious. (more...)


Meadowglenn Farms

  VANCOUVER, WA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We have fresh, local, home-grown blueberries. Blueberry season here in the Pacific Northwest (east Vancouver, WA) typically runs 4-6 weeks. . We have opened for the 2014 season as of Monday, June 30. It is important to CALL ahead for hours. It also works to email for further details. (more...)


Madaras Garden Studio

  Ann Arbor, MI

My husband and I started a non certified organic garden four years ago outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Originally we intended to feed ourselves and family-friends with enough to preserve for winter. While not new to gardening I had not grown in Michigan since my childhood. (more...)