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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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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2017, 08:59:51 PM »
I've been considering meat rabbits for some time now, and had gotten into contact with someone to get a butchered rabbit to try the meat before committing to it. But I went to a rabbit show today with some friends and couldn't resist this beautiful bulky black New Zealand doe. She should be ready to breed in about a month. I'm going to use a friend's broken NZ buck as stud.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2017, 09:18:45 PM »
Rabbit tacos are GREAT!  :drool:

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2017, 11:41:28 AM »
I have three litters due over the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2017, 09:06:11 AM »
I have three litters due over the next couple of weeks.

Nice, Fred. What breed?
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2017, 09:06:56 AM »
I've been considering meat rabbits for some time now, and had gotten into contact with someone to get a butchered rabbit to try the meat before committing to it. But I went to a rabbit show today with some friends and couldn't resist this beautiful bulky black New Zealand doe. She should be ready to breed in about a month. I'm going to use a friend's broken NZ buck as stud.  :IBCOOL:


Good stuff. You must have gone to the Pasco show. Have fun. She looks like a nice one.
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2017, 11:20:18 AM »
We have about 40 of them, and eat a lot of rabbit. Italians...... We marinade it in a pickled vinegar pepper we grow, or put it in our sauce to eat pasta with. Love it, the kids love it.

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2017, 09:07:29 PM »
I have three litters due over the next couple of weeks.

Nice, Fred. What breed?


Harlequins
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2017, 07:15:24 AM »
Excellent! Glad to hear so many others do this.

I am really excited about this new project, though I haven't figured out cages/space for growing out litters yet. I suppose I have at least a couple of months. Yes, I went to the Pasco show.

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2017, 07:18:52 AM »
Excellent! Glad to hear so many others do this.

I am really excited about this new project, though I haven't figured out cages/space for growing out litters yet. I suppose I have at least a couple of months. Yes, I went to the Pasco show.

You're going to wean a likely large litter at 8 weeks old so you've got 31-ish days gestation plus 2 months once you breed to figure it out LOL. Cages you're probably going to want to be at least 30x30 for the doe and litter. All wire is about a thousand times better than wood. Rabbit pee is not the greatest stuff in the world to mix with wood and is not easy to clean.

I have three litters due over the next couple of weeks.

Nice, Fred. What breed?


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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2017, 09:25:51 AM »
I had 2 rabbits last night, crock pot with an Alfredo sauce.  Mmmmmm so good!!!
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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2017, 07:27:27 PM »
I had 2 rabbits last night, crock pot with an Alfredo sauce.  Mmmmmm so good!!!

Yum!

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2017, 11:59:06 PM »
I will be making new cages here shortly, the one I built isn't to user friendly.but it worked. I old a few butcher rabbits and put the rest in the freezer until get back. I'm out of state for another three weeks visiting family and getting in some deer hunting.
I'll be making up a weaning pen something like a chicken tractor that can be moved around.
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