So here's the deal. Looking into raising meat rabbits probably in about a year or so and I know the usual breeds are the three I listed. CA and NZ are readily available in my area (FW are a little hard to come by) so I could get those if I wanted but I would rather have something other than white. I did a little research online and discovered standard rexes and Silver Foxes are both used for meat (there were others but I like the look of those the best). I have wanted mini rexes for years (lots of those available locally) but they are not as good for meat production (or would they work & you just need more of them?). What I'm wondering is, anyone have any experience raising either of these breeds for meat? I'm also thinking if I have extra kits, they could be sold as pets. I'm not looking to breed for pets, just enough so we have meat for our family but if we have extras it's an option. The problem is, neither of these breeds are available here. Anyone know how I would go about getting some? Would the Fair be a good place to possibly find breeding trios? If it ends up we can't get these, I don't mind going with the typical meat rabbit but I'd like to try finding these first. I'm sure being in a major city there are rabbit shows independent of the Fair but I have had no luck finding them. Maybe one of the breeders on here would know of one in my area? Thanks everyone! ETA I forgot, I am willing to pay for nice lined rabbits so they are good quality as well as have a pedigree in case I sell any for pets.