Lesson

MEAT RABBITS

Meat rabbits are labeled as such because they have high litter counts and are bred to improve reproductive abilities. Unlike show breeds, the coloring on these is not generally as important as their ability to reproduce at great rates, which is what you’ll want for raising meat.

Some of these are also show breeds, so do make sure to ask how the rabbit was bred. If it was bred for show, it may have a lower litter count than is normal for its breed. The New Zealand and Californian breeds are the most popular breeds raised for meat in the USA.

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