On 1/11/12 I bought my first meat rabbits. The breed I bought was White New Zealand, after much research, because of the size and the meat to bone ratio. I started out with 8 does and 2 bucks, at 6 to 8 weeks old. I could not find any good breeding stock for sale in my area so I had to drive an hour and a half each way to another state to purchase very diversified genetic breeding stock. The month before, I bought some used all wire cages. Unfortunately, the first set of cages I used, had a loosely fitting feeder and 3 does escaped and got killed. After that episode, I bought new, better made feeders and had no more escapees. I am very well pleased with this breed, but would like to hear about the breeds others chose and why? Would you share your experiences?