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Which breeds are best

There are many breeds of rab­bits and of course any breed can be bred to pro­duce meat for the fam­ily ta­ble. How­ever there are sev­eral breeds that have been pur­posely bred to be more pro­duc­tive as meat rab­bits as they grow fast and con­vert feed to pro­tein quickly. Th­ese breeds in­clude the New Zealand White, the Cal­i­for­nian and the Rex. The New Zealand White grows to be­tween 4-6 kg and the Cal­i­for­nian grows to around 4.5kg. Both th­ese breeds are pre­dom­i­nantly white with pink eyes. I choose to keep Rex’s. Rex’s do not grow to the size of th­ese other breeds but their velvet like coats make up for this. They also come in an as­sort­ment of colours. All th­ese breeds can be found from breeders around the coun­try.


Your worms’ ac­tiv­ity will slow down over win­ter. Feed them less to avoid any bad smells. Cover the top level of your worm farm with an old piece of car­pet to re­tain heat and mois­ture.

The New Zealand

White rab­bit

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