Zika rabbit

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Zika is a breed of domestic rabbit developed in Germany as a high-yielding hybrid for the meat industry.[1][2] Zikas are albino rabbits (white with red eyes) that attain a weight of 7.1 pounds (3.2 kg) in 84 days.[3]


  1. ^ Kuang, L; et al. "Expression profiles of myostatin, myogenin, and Myosin heavy chain in skeletal muscles of two rabbit breeds differing in growth rate". Anim Biotechnol. 25: 223–33. doi:10.1080/10495398.2013.865639. PMID 24813217.
  2. ^ Wu, Tian-Wen; Xu, Gui-Jiang; Pan, Yu-Lai; Xie, Xi-Ping; Li, Bi-Chun; Wu, Xin-Sheng. "Study on Genetic Diversity of 7 Rabbit Populations Evidenced by Microsatellite Makers". Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 9: 359–365. doi:10.3923/javaa.2010.359.365.
  3. ^ "The Zika - Breeding Program". Zika-Kaninchen ("Zika Rabbits"). Retrieved 17 March 2018.