rabbit question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fowlman33, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. fowlman33

    fowlman33 In the Brooder

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    don't know a thing about raising rabbits, breeds of rabbits, nothing....but what I want is some "meat" rabbits, as close to the wild cottontail as I can get (taste wise).....any suggestions ???
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    I have no idea if there's a difference in taste between rabbits but I like argentes so far. I have both champagne and creme d'argent. They also make interesting pelts. They can be a bit harder to find and more expensive though but you can sell extra kits for a good price. The person I got my champagnes from much preferred them over new zealands. If you want something smaller Dutch are apparently good small meat rabbits.
     
  4. dewey

    dewey Songster

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    Quote:I don't have any idea because I think domestic tastes very different than wild. Maybe old, free roamed domestics might get close to the texture. [​IMG]
     
  5. fowlman33

    fowlman33 In the Brooder

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    Quote:I don't have any idea because I think domestic tastes very different than wild. Maybe old, free roamed domestics might get close to the texture. [​IMG]

    that's what I was afraid of......thanks for all the input
     
  6. ShowMeGirl

    ShowMeGirl In the Brooder

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    I have heard that raised rabbits taste different than wild rabbits.I would go by the size to the most meat.
     
  7. dewey

    dewey Songster

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    Quote:I don't have any idea because I think domestic tastes very different than wild. Maybe old, free roamed domestics might get close to the texture. [​IMG]

    that's what I was afraid of......thanks for all the input

    You sound disappointed. Have you tried domestic rabbit? Everyone that I know that likes wild loves domestic. It's mild, sweet, and more tender.
     
  8. d1

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    San jauns are part wild part domesticated slight wild taste just not quit as big as the domesticated
     
  9. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Quote:This is impossible. Domestic rabbits are a totally different species from the North American wild rabbits; they cannot interbreed. San Juans and Missouri Cottontails are 100% Oryctolagus cuniculus, the European rabbit that has been domesticated.
     
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    Doesn't the gamey taste come from free foraging? Not breed? I have no idea - just asking?
     

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