What Some Breeds of Rabbits to Raise for Their Meat?


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Common breeds of rabbits to be raised for meat are New Zealand Whites, American Chinchilla, Rex and Californian. There are more than a dozen breeds available to choose from, depending on the specific needs of the breeder.

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Choosing a breed of rabbit for farming is largely centered around such considerations as the size of the rabbit, the cost of care, the quality of the meat, and, if the pelts are to be sold, the quality of the fur as well. New Zealand Whites are a common choice for quality meat, while a breed such as Champagne D'Argent provides both decent meat as well as a high quality pelt to sell to wholesalers or local craftsmen.

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