Breeding rabbit: which one to choose?

In therabbit breeding, what are theStingraybest? For best results, choosebreeds of rabbitsrustic and disease resistant. The Anci,National Association of Italian Glyculturists, proposed standards for the morphological characteristics that must distinguish eachbreed of rabbit. Many advantages are found in the intersection betweenStingrayalso different, in how many, irabbitsBorn, albeit mestizos, they retain characters of both breeds and often crossbreeds can be obtained that offer excellent resistance to disease and good hardiness.

For therabbit breedingfor family consumption, the choice ofStingraymedium that, unlike the giant and heavier ones, have an earlier growth. Some examples consist of:

Champagne silver
Thisbreed of rabbitis originally from France, from the description of the Anci we read that thisraceit reaches a weight of around 5 kg and the yield is 60%. The recommended crosses see the male used for mating with the female of Burgundy fawn.

Vienna blue
Thisbreed of rabbithas a clear Austrian origin. Also in this case the weight of the adult specimens is around 5 kg and the yield is 60%. The female adapts well to rural farming thanks to its low food and environmental needs. The recommended intersection sees the formation of abreed of rabbitmestizo obtained by mating the Vienna Blue female with the Burgundy Fawn male.

Thereraceit was obtained after numerous crossings and selections. This is the classic farmed rabbit with excellent yields: 64% and the weight varies between 3.5 kg and 4.5 kg.

New Zealand White
Anyone who wants to keep a yield of 64% but not give up weight can breed the New Zealand White Rabbit. It is a breed with strong aptitudes for meat production, in fact it is used in industrial farms. The weight reaches 5 kg.

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