Raising Meat Rabbits


I’ve been doing some research on raising rabbits for meat and I’ve finally settled on a breed, the Silver Fox. I chose this breed because it is a large meat breed and also a heritage breed that is listed as critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. I hope to start this project in Spring of 2013. I will start with one Buck and either one or two Does. With this project I would like to measure:

-cost to raise/cost per dressed rabbit

-litter size

-temperament

-pelt quality

I still have more research and planning to do but I will keep this page updated with my progress as well as post in my blog section and on my dedicated basic rabbit care page.