I first started breeding rabbits over 35 years ago when I was a young girl. I started out by keeping Dutch & Himalayan rabbits but I have kept many other breeds since. Nowadays I specialise in breeding Continental Giant Rabbits as well as keeping English lops which i also breed occasionally.
I decided to breed Giant Rabbits because I wanted to breed something different and there was no one else that I knew in our area that bred them. I bought my first two British Giants to keep as pets; I had no intention at that point of breeding them. When I bought the first one I asked the breeder for a buck because my experience with rabbits told me that they usually make better pets. However, having had this buck for a couple of weeks I became suspicious of its behavior, which was more like I would expect from a doe. If only I had checked her sex myself instead of taking the breeders word for it (a valuable lesson learned). I checked the young rabbit’s sex and it was a doe, i took it to the vets for its check up and sure enough the vet confirmed what I already knew. I decided that I still wanted a buck so after a lot of persuasion I got my husband to take me to a highly regarded breeder in London where I bought a beautiful young white buck which i called Boss.
Soon I decided to purchase a few Continental Giant Rabbits. I now have quite a collection of Continental Giant Rabbits and have taken an interested in showing. As a member of the British Rabbit Council I registered myself under our stud name as a breeder of Giant rabbits.
Our set-up at Singleton Studconsists of 22 indoor hutches, with four more hutches outside. We have five adult breeding British Giant Rabbits - three doe's and two bucks. We have built up our stock over the last couple of years by visiting a number of breeders of the British & Continental Giant Rabbit around the country, places like Merseyside, Leeds
, Lincolnshire, West Midlands, London & Nottingham. We also have eight breeding Continental Giant Rabbits which consist of five doe's and three bucks. Added to this we also keep a couple of young giant rabbits that will go on to breed in the future.
We are located just north of Preston in Lancashire, two minutes from the M6 junction 32 and would welcome any contact from people with a similar interest in British and Continental Giant rabbits.
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