for meat and fiber
|Rabbits are a great asset to any homestead if you pick breeds that are designed for producing meat. I prefer the New Zeland and Californian, they seem to be the most practical breeds having a good amount of meat on the carcass, and fast rate of growth. They butcher at a nice weight at 8-10 weeks of age.
We keep a buck and 2 does, which supplies us with a good amount of meat without over breeding the does.
|Care and Feeding|
|We have recently begun raising Jersey Wooley rabbits for their fiber. The fiber is hand plucked a small amount at a time from each rabbit. We chose the Jersey Wooley because of it's small size and it's nice fiber characteristics. Currently we have 2 bucks and 1 doe; but will be adding more soon.|
|Here are some great links for more information about raising rabbits:|
|Here are some great links for learning more about the fiber arts and spinning.|