At Joybilee Farm, we specialize in the breeding and improvement of French Angora Rabbits, exclusively. We breed to ARBA confirmation standards and colours. We strive to improve wool density and length, as well as selecting for rabbits who handle well for the show table, for pets and spinner’s wooler bunnies. Our customers comment on the easy handling of our bunnies, which makes the regular tasks of grooming and fiber harvest a joy.
We breed our French Angora does only once each Spring, and we have a limited supply of babies available. Many of our babies are reserved a year before they are born. If you are hoping to adopt a French Angora Rabbit in Canada, and would like to be notified when babies become available, contact us and we will add your name to our waiting list. We generally ship by West Jet Live Cargo out of Kelowna to cities in Canada.
Pure bred French Angoras come with pedigree and tattoo. They are $125 each at 8 weeks. Cost of shipping varies depending on the fuel surcharge — bunnies generally fall in the lowest weight category. Cost is the same for shipping one to three rabbits and runs between $100 and $120 in 2012.
Rabbits must travel in a specially designed crate to meet live cargo specs. We build an airline approved kennel and the cost for the kennel is $45 for one rabbit, $50 for two and $55 for three, in the same kennel. Each rabbit has a separate compartment and feed/water dishes.
If you pick up your rabbit at the farm, you can transport them safely in a small dog or cat kennel, and forego the cost of shipping and the shipping kennel.
If you live in the USA, our rabbits can be taken across the border as pets without an import permit or veterinary certificate. However, you will need to pick them up at Joybilee Farm.
Our first bunnies for 2012 will be available in July. If you’d like to be put on our waiting list please contact Robin or Chris at Joybilee Farm. A $50 deposit is required to hold a firm reservation, but we’re happy to talk to you before you decide, to make sure that a bunny is a good fit for your family and your homesteading plans.