This is not a duplicate post. I started a new post so all the figures would be together without having to flip over a bunch of pages about off topic rabbit events and to make an easier comparasion between the 2 breeds. And to discuss the grow out on these 2 breeds and not all the other rabbit events. Today was processing day for 1 Silver Fox buck and 1 Cal/NZ buck. The Silver Fox buck was born 10/4 to 12/12. 4lbs 0.8oz Live Weight 2lbs 14.8oz Slaughter weight (not gutted, no head & no feet) 1 lb 5.2oz deboned meat He ate 13.8 pounds of feed for a cost of $3.51 in feed. The Cal/NZ mix buck was born 10/6 to 12/12. 4lbs 2.4oz Live Weight 3lbs 0 oz Slaughter Weight (see above) 1 lb 5.4oz deboned meat He ate 14.6 pounds of feed for a cost of $3.74 in feed. I tried to pick out two that were close in weight. These 2 bucks were the small ones in the litters. We will be processing the rest of the Cal/NZ mix litter in a couple of weeks. Overall I think the Silver Fox out performed the mix litter. The Silver Fox ate less and there really was not that much of a difference in the final product. Only 2/10 of an oz difference for .23 cent per rabbit. If you were growing out 100 rabbits that would of been a savings of $23.00. For the backyard breeder the Silver Fox would be a win/win breed to have. They are friendlier and easier to handle. Your culls would make excellent pets and/or great meat rabbits for another breeder. They are rare and you would be helping to save them. Their pelts could be sold to help in food cost. Here is the other weights and grow out information: Here is the updates at 2 weeks old for each litter. Silver Fox kits weight is in oz 6.4 + 8.0 + 8.4 + 7.6 + 7.8 + 6.6 + 6.0 = 50.8 Cal/NZ mix 8.0 + 7.2 + 10.0 + 9.0 + 8.6 + 9.4 + 6.0 = 58.2 Here is the update on the 4 week old Silver Fox litter - weight in oz 18 + 14.2 + 18 + 18.2 + 19.2 + 15 + 18 Here is the update on the Cal/NZ kits, at 4 weeks old in oz 22.6 + 17 + 20.4 + 19.4 + 19 + 17.4 + 16.4 = 131.6 and the Silver Fox were 120.6 that is only a difference of 11 oz. As for food the Silver fox kits and mama ate 26 cups and the Cal/NZ kits and mama ate 28 cups . So it has been 6 weeks now and boy are they growing and eating. The Silver Fox kits have weighted in at: 2lbs 7oz + 2lbs 4.2oz + 2lbs 11.4oz + 2lbs 12.4oz + 2lbs 9.8oz + 2lbs 8.2 oz + 2lbs 11oz = 287.2oz or 17lbs 15oz They have eaten 87 cups in the last 2 weeks or 32 lbs of feed For the Cal/NZmix their weight is: 2lbs 14.6oz + 2lbs 12.2oz + 2lbs 4.2oz + 2lbs 10.2oz + 2lbs 9.4oz + 2lbs 8.8oz + 3lbs 2.4oz = 301.4oz or 18lbs 13oz They have eaten 101 cups in the last 2 weeks or 37lbs of feed So today is week 8 for the 2 litters. And boy have they been growing and eating. Weights for the Silver Fox are: 3lbs 8oz + 3 lbs 14.4oz + 3lbs 11.4oz + 3lbs 9.4oz + 3lbs 7.4oz + 3lbs 1.2oz + 3lbs 7.2oz = 24lbs 9 oz In the last 2 weeks the Silver Fox have eaten 32.25 lbs of feed Weights for the Cal/NZ mix are: 3lbs 7.4oz + 4lbs 1.4oz + 4lbs 5.8oz + 3lbs 14.6oz + 3lbs 13.4oz + 3lbs 5.2oz + 3lbs 11oz = 27lbs In the last 2 weeks the Cal/NZ have eaten 31lbs of feed The pictures have been deleted from this post so that we can discuss the weight gain and grow out without the pictures. So what do you guys think?