American Chinchilla rabbit

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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.

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Little Rooster Croft

  Georgetown, DE

Little Rooster Croft is a small homestead raising heritage breeds of chickens, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. We raise Speckled Sussex and Buff Orpington chickens for eggs and have Polish Chickens for entertainment! We are raising heritage rabbits, Silver Fox and American Chinchilla for breeders and for meat. (more...)


Liberty Star Rabbitry

  Clarksville,TN, TN

We pasture raise critically endangered American Chinchilla rabbits. They are naturally weaned and fed a grass-based diet. They are a very curious and playful breed, as well as, a superior meat rabbit. They have excellent mothering skills and produce healthy litters.(more...)


Lemonade Springs Farm

  Watsonville, CA

Lemonade Springs Farm is an organic, young-farmer owned and operated, diverse, fully-integrated farm offering a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers. We also raise chickens and ducks on pasture for meat and eggs, as well as rabbits, and offer pasture-raised pork from our heritage Berkshire and Tamworth pigs. (more...)


Lady Liberty Farm

  Rensselaerville, NY

Lady Liberty Farm is an Eco/Holistic Farm and Educational Retreat Center specializing in spirituality, sustainability, heritage produce, livestock, flower essence, aromatherapy and herbal products. We have overnight accommodations and serve our guests meals based on Weston A Price Foundation's nutritional guidelines. (more...)


La Caridad Farm

  Parksley, VA

La Caridad is the joint venture of a Shore native (Stacia) and a Cuban "come-here" (Luis) who share a love of good food, chemical-free farming and heritage breed livestock. Besides being the name of Luis's beloved grandmother, "la caridad" translates to "charity" in English. (more...)


Jones 5 Star Ranch

  Bloomfield, IN

On our little homestead we do not use chemcials. We try to raise all our animals as naturally as possible, out in the awesome sunshine on good woodlands and meadows! We have a well rounded homestead with Nigerian Dwarf Milk Goats, Angora Goats, Shetland Sheep, American Guinea hogs, Mini hogs and chickens. (more...)