Originally Posted by 18angovem
But the wild rabbits from around here cannot breed with most domestic ones. Or at least there offspring would be infertile...
The ones I have got out of their cage. Not really trying to free range them, they seem happy, so I leave them be. Kind of like my chickens that like to get out and wander sometimes. Some days I herd them back in the run, some days I don't worry.
I have no idea regarding the genetic makeup of wild versus domestic. I doubt domestic would survive long outside around here, something would get them, just like very few native rabbits survive to adulthood. At the very least there are at least two feral cats that visit regularly.