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Rabbits for FFA or 4-H

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The new school year begins this week for many kids in north Texas; with the new school year also comes the requirement for a project if your student will be joining FFA or the local 4-H.

Rabbits are a great project to begin with; but there are a few things to keep in mind. First locate a reputable breeder who will guide you and educate you about the breed they raise. You can visit the American Rabbit Breeders Association for a list of breeders in your area. On the ARBA website you will also find a list of recognized breeds; this is a good place to start if you don't have a particular breed in mind; look at all the breeds and their maximum weights, this will help you get an idea of what breed of rabbit you would like to start with. A good plan is to pick out five breeds that you like the best, then locate a breeder and ask them for help locating one of those breeds.

Talk to your FFA teacher or your 4-H leader, they may also have some resources for you. There are many breeders right here in the north Texas area that will be more than happy to help a student find a rabbit to start with.

A good breeder should welcome you and your questions; and should be a good resource for you after your make your purchase.

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