Rabbit meat is rarely found on store shelves. However, it is a more valuable product than pork, beef, and even lamb. Rabbit meat is absorbed by ninety percent. In addition, it is less fatty and belongs to the dietary types of meat, which is its undoubted advantage.
Black-brown rabbits are the most hardy and unpretentious in breeding. They are characterized by good taste of meat and original skin. The rabbit brings, as a rule, eight rabbits at a time. They have very good and fast growth.
Also noteworthy are breeds suitable for breeding for meat: White Giant, Gray Giant, Giant Chinchilla, Butterfly.
You want to know more about the Black-Brown breed, as well as look at this link for the White giant breed and the Butterfly rabbit breed.
California rabbits are medium in size, with a maximum weight of up to 4.5 kg. Coat color is standard white, ears, feet, tail have shades up to black spots. Strong body build with light bones, but strong. Representatives with pedigree spots are bright and distinct. Medium sized head with small ears up to 10.5 cm long.
For breeding, a female and a male from different litters are used, since family ties will affect the quality of descendants. Read about the age at which the Californian rabbits mated and at how correctly to breed them here.
Average offspring from 6 to 15 rabbits. Californians contain simply because they tolerate cold and heat well.
Rabbits can be kept in separate cages, as well as specially constructed flocks. It is necessary to prepare the space on the basis that each individual will need at least half a meter of free space.
For the most capricious breeds, the floor is best made solid, so you can prevent the spread of animal diseases, including skin.
Read more about keeping rabbits at home here.
In summer, rabbit cages can be installed on the street. However, animals should not get moisture and direct sunlight, so a solid solid roof is necessary.
We must not allow the presence of drafts. In winter, rabbits should be kept warm. It is also recommended to install additional lighting in the premises to lengthen the daylight.
Do not allow too dense population of cages broiler rabbits, as this can lead to stress, fights and animal diseases.