I have actually found that two males will get along together a lot better than two females. Man, once they start 'getting into a mood', they become vicious with each other. Then when one claims the territory as theirs (aka cage) it is a horrible mess of a fight, sometimes to death. So, for pets, give me a male.
However, we have been raising and breeding and showing Mini Rex for 6 years. My favorite one of all time was Sable, a Castor MR who I loved dearly and he loved me too. I know this because he used to whisper in my ear when I held him. Now, coming from a 46-year old woman who is normally not one you would think of as snuggling a bunny, that is saying something.
My son also got an ND abou 3 years ago. We finally got a live litter from her last spring and still have her son, an REW, who she is bred to right now and due this week or next (forgot to write down the date).
My daughter is getting a pair of Holland Lops for "her" breed. We share the MRs. We have 9 MRs. 3 NDs and 2 Californians that I just got a month ago to start raising meat rabbits. I may get some New Zealands too this year to add to that and I AM getting a pair of Calis next month.
I will post pics later.