The more I learn about the rex rabbits, the more frustrating it is. It seems some color combinations have a lethal proponent to them, so now not only do I have to actually FIND A LOCAL BREEDER, I also have to find a PAIR of rabbits (preferrably unrelated), and that pair of rabbits must not be colors that can be bred together.
I think I give up on the rex idea.
I really DON'T want a white rabbit. I know that New Zealands come in red and black at least.
I do like the look of silver foxes, though, and there looks like there's a breeder closeby, and another that advertises in the Farmers and Consumers bulletin. They are a rare breed, so I hope their price doesn't keep them out of my budget.
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On the POSITIVE end of this rabbit saga, we have both cages, and The Architect just ordered a pan for the large cage. It's a double-decker, but it's bottomless. This makes no sense to me whatsoever. I was told it was made as an outside hutch, but rabbits burrow.
At least I have time. I'm not in any rush, so I can take my time to research these breeds and talk to breeders.
I can't believe how wonderfully helpful everyone on Homesteading Today has been. I've learned so many more details than the books I've been reading have told me.