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#2028452 - Wed Dec 15 2010 04:59 PM San Juan Rabbits
polarsmom Offline
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Hi guys, does anyone have any idea of someone in PA that sells San Juan Rabbits? I will need approx 40 of them. I found a place in Ohio, but I would like to find some place closer. Any advice is welcomed. And it doesn't have to be San Juan rabbits, it can be another breed as long as it runs!!! Thank you ;\)
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#2028462 - Wed Dec 15 2010 05:04 PM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: polarsmom]
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#2028474 - Wed Dec 15 2010 05:12 PM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: polarsmom]
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It is illegal to release San Jaun rabbits in PA, and unlawful to import or release any rabbits into the wild.
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#2028740 - Wed Dec 15 2010 07:33 PM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: John S]
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I couldn't find anywhere in the post where it said " so I can release them in the wild." If your talking rabbits for starting pups with, I would just go to a livestock auction and get tame rabbits. After a couple of days in the pen they run pretty good.
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#2029343 - Thu Dec 16 2010 06:03 AM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: John-PA]
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Thanks, it wasn't going to be released into the wild. I was afraid those rabbits wouldn't run well enough, do you think they will?

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#2029427 - Thu Dec 16 2010 08:02 AM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: John-PA]
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 Originally Posted By: John-PA
I couldn't find anywhere in the post where it said " so I can release them in the wild." If your talking rabbits for starting pups with, I would just go to a livestock auction and get tame rabbits. After a couple of days in the pen they run pretty good.


Thank You!!!!

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#2031445 - Fri Dec 17 2010 09:32 AM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: Sqrlhntr]
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san juans dont run worth a crap...dont get them
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#2031470 - Fri Dec 17 2010 09:45 AM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: Tanner Huff]
John S Offline
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They are actually hares not rabbits. Back in the 50s there was an attempt to introduce them in PA for hunting purposes, farmers hated them because they dug warrens and not many were killed by hunters and the program was discontinued. They were then deemed destructive by dept of ag. My dad was involved in raising them for release for the R field and stream sportsmans club in Lebanon so I saw a lot of them, they are a lot bigger than cottontails.
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#2032788 - Fri Dec 17 2010 11:10 PM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: John S]
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Can San Juans or any other domestic rabbits mate with wild rabbits?
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#2032882 - Sat Dec 18 2010 05:49 AM Re: San Juan Rabbits [Re: PAUplandHunter]
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This is an uneducated guess, but I would say yes!!

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