Welcome to L & D Rabbitry and Caviary. We raise Lionhead rabbits in rural Southern PA and show them throughout the country mostly in the Mid-Atlantic states. We also raise and show cavies in Americans, Peruvians, and Peruvian Satins. In 2017 we greatly reduced our cavy herd and now we only have a few cavies. We have been in the lionhead breed for over 13 years and I am a lifetime member of ARBA. This is a rabbitry and caviary that breeds for exhibition/show animals. We do not breed specifically for pet sales. We only breed for our animals to peak during show seasons. Our rabbits and cavies are loved and well cared for and have expert veterinary care.
Lionheads are a small, relatively easy breed to raise and can bring lots of love and joy into your home. David and I fell in love with this breed when we saw some of them at the PA Farm Show many years ago. Unable to get a cat due to David's allergy, we brought a bunny into our home and got hooked.
We work exclusively with Lionheads at this time. Right now we can produce all colors except Harlequin/Magpies, Pointed Whites, Brokens, Bew, Steels, Silver Martens, Black Chinchilla, Otters, and Tans. Dilute and Chocolate based rabbits are produced here, but on a very limited basis. If you have any questions, please contact me. Over the years I have had a genetics column in the Mane Musings and would be more than happy to assist anyone with questions in that area as well.
The 2017 rabbit season was a very productive year here at L & D. We were in the top 5 in Sweepstakes again and in 2016, I became a Charter breeder. In 2018, we had both the BOB and BOSB Lionheads at ARBA Convention. We are very proud that for many years L & D has been in the top 6 nationally in Sweepstakes.
We do not provide air transport for rabbit or cavy sales, but we travel along the East Coast and do attend ARBA Convention and Lionhead Nationals on occasion. We have decided not to attend the next ARBA Convention in Harrisburg, PA due to the RHD2 outbreaks in the Southwestern US. We may attend upcoming ARBA Conventions in Louisville, KY. It is unclear at this time due to the RHD2 virus in the Southwestern US whether we will breed at all. Protecting our rabbits are more important than showing or breeding them at this time. There is no extra fee if we are doing the transporting of pre-purchased animals to shows we attend; however, everything will be entered in the show so there will be the entry fee added into the price.
We also raise and show a very limited number of cavies---Americans, Peruvians, and Peruvian Satins. In 2015 one of our Peruvian Satins won BOSB at ARBA Convention in TX and we won several other BOV awards in Peruvian and Peruvian Satins in TX. A cavy we produced also took BOSB Peruvian Satin in Youth at 2017 Indianapolis ARBA Convention for a Youth breeder. Recently we have downsized our entire cavy program to focus more on our rabbits.
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