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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #210 on: June 12, 2023, 04:41:01 PM »
Got my hutch built out this weekend, still have to make nesting boxes and gets some waterers and I'll be set to start. Cages were a gift from my dad he used then for chicken quarentine years ago, I will build more but having trouble finding 1x 1/2" floor material in 14 or 16 gauge

Floors should be 14 gauge. 16 gauge will tear up their feet and it's flimsy.
You can order it from Klubertanz. Get their floor supports for those bigger cages too.

http://www.klubertanz.com/

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #211 on: June 13, 2023, 07:40:33 AM »
Planning to start with new zealands just for meat production, maybe branch out later for different breeds. My wife is not a fan of the red eyes, but been watching a guy on youtube that through selective breeding came up with a blue eye white that's what I would really like

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Re: Anybody breeding meat rabbit?
« Reply #212 on: June 13, 2023, 12:10:04 PM »
Planning to start with new zealands just for meat production, maybe branch out later for different breeds. My wife is not a fan of the red eyes, but been watching a guy on youtube that through selective breeding came up with a blue eye white that's what I would really like

Start by breeding your NZ with blue eyed white rabbit then breed the offspring back to the blue eyed parents.
The problem you’ll run into is a quality rabbit that’s properly built that’s also big enough to be able to breed to a New Zealand. Most BEW’s that people have developed are smaller rabbits. You might be able to get a blue eyed buck bred to a NZ doe. Don’t do it the other way around. The babies will be too big and the Doe won’t be able to deliver them.
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