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What is the best meat rabbits for buthchering?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by springviews, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. springviews

    springviews Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some rabbits for show I would like 2 get some 4 meat,not sure what type all ifo is appreciated.
     
  2. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe Californians and New Zealand Whites are usually the favorites for meat.
     
  3. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New York
    Californians
    Champagne D'Argent
    New Zealand (any color)
    Palomino
    Rex
    Satin
     
  4. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Commercial meat producers use Californian and New Zealand. However, in my neck of the woods those breeds were very hard to find and super expensive, so I opted for the Rex which was easily obtainable and cheap.
     
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to Story's Guide to Raising Rabbits It doesn't matter what breed you get so long as their not giants. It also depends if you want alot of meat on every rabbit. Some families only need a few(1 or 2) pounds. If you eat a lot of meat i recommend the commercial breeds. I just got a Californian. Most have nice large litters.
    Rex and Satin are known for their fur, so if you have the resources to tan them those are good.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am raising Californains.
     
  7. holdinggold

    holdinggold Out Of The Brooder

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    New Zealands or Californians. Stay away from Flemish Giants - waaaay too much bone.

    Florida Whites are have excellent dress-out. They are what I raise - like Mini New Zealands.
     

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