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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2017, 08:42:24 AM »
Also you could keep a buck out of your litter if they're nice and use him to breed. You can breed back to momma and then on down 2-3 generations. Line breeding.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 08:36:18 PM »
I'd like to get a NZ buck, maybe another breed. Some thing to get some color other then straight black or brown.

Some where up around Everett or north would work out the best.
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Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 09:47:38 PM »
There are no brown New Zealand's. Black, white, red, blue and then broken varieties of each of those.
I'll have my kid at the show in Monroe in October. If you want to talk to some NZ breeders there let me know. I like the blues.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2017, 01:01:35 PM »
The rsds are what I thought were brown, I see on craigs list late last night there is some one in the Stanwood/Camano area that has breeding NZ bucks. I'll be calling there in a little white and go see what they have, $20 to $60 each.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2017, 02:02:01 PM »
Make sure they're decent quality animals. Make sure they're full in the hindquarter and not pinched. Full and wide in the shoulders. Good body structure is important just like it is with a beef cow or a hog. You don't want to keep breeding bad traits, even if you're only breeding for meat.
This rabbit is a little pinched in the hindquarter.. you can see she comes to a point. The other one is full in the HQ. That's what you want.

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2017, 02:03:42 PM »
Another cool breed is a standard chinchilla. I have a friend who raises both of these breeds.

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2017, 08:43:21 PM »
Tomorrow I'll be picking up a broken red NZ doe that they are going to put on a white NZ buck, from that liter I might keep a buck for future use and one doe.

I think I'll rebreed the two does I have on the Rex male I have for meat rabbits, these little ones are getting good size.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2017, 12:20:17 PM »
Sweet. Post up some pics of your new critter.
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