I'm starting a new meat rabbit project and I am trying to figure out how to pick good breeding stock. I've looked around and I've discovered that, while it's easy to look at a grown rabbit and pick the right one it isn't so easy when looking over a litter of kits or youngsters and choosing.
I'm not looking for a specific breed, just certain things that will tell if a young rabbit is going to grow into a good sized rabbit. I already own a few buns from a few different meat breeds but I didn't choose my stock well and ended up with a hand full of mix rabbits that, while I like them, do not fit the standards of what I set out to find in the first place.
Any ideas on what to pick and what to avoid? Certain weights to expect at certain ages and things of that matter. Any tips you could give at all would be more than helpful.
The breeds I currently own are Flemish giants, New Zealands, Chinchillas and Harliquins. I like all these breeds and would like to continue with them, but I really need some tips on finding better quality meat buns.
Please and thank you. :)
Edited by Duckchick2011 - 6/18/13 at 11:22am