Meat Rabbits

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Ugly Cowboy, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Howdy! I'm needin some rabbits, I'd really like Standard Rex's.

    Also, my buddy asked me the other day what happens if ya cross a mini Rex with a New Zealand? I dont have New Zealand's, so I caint answer him, but maybe someone here does. What would ya get? Would it be any good for a meat rabbit?
  2. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Warsaw, IN
    breeding a mini rex to a new zealand would make the offspring slower growing and smaller.. and im pretty sure the rex fur gene is co dominant.. maybe half would have rex fur but it may be courser than normal rex fur....
    u could try it...
    a standard rex isnt a bad meat rabbit, but it doesnt grow as fast or as big as the new zealand and californian.
    for meat purposes its way cheaper and easier to go with the New Zealands and Californians.
    I hope I've helped.
    Good LUCK!

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