New Zealand Red rabbit

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New Zealand red rabbit

The New Zealand Red is a rabbit breed, which despite the name, is American in origin. New Zealand rabbit breeds are available in three ARBA-recognized colors: red, white, black, broken, and blue. The New Zealand Red is an excellent meat rabbit with a high feed to meat ratio with fine bones. Fryer size is 8–12 weeks. Its weight is 4–5 kg (10-12 pounds). They can produce up to fifteen kits at a time. The normal amount is 7-8 kits.[1]


  1. ^ Storey's guide to Raising Rabbits/ Bennett, Bob c.2009, Storey Publishing, p.214