when i lived in Germany , when i was about 11,there were these HUGE rabbits that were wild. Anyone know what breed these wild rabbits were? Our next door neighbor raised the largest rabbits I had ever seen, I would bet they were at least 20 #(as they were almost bigger than me), and I wonder if they were some relation to the wild rabbits.
I would like to read up on these giant rabbits, I have looked up the large breed rabbits but haven't found anything that sounds right... the closest i found was a mention of the wild German hare crossed to make the checkered? but i haven't found any info on the wild German hare. ( I thought hares were smaller?)
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take a flemish and cross it with a french(?) lops and you should get rabbits that average 20+ pounds. our flemish are inbetween 14 & 21 lbs depending on sex and color with the female black being 14 and the sandy buck at 21. we've had a fawn doe that was 23 lbs but she was a junk food junkie and wasn't in all that great of condition (fat!) our best show flemish are 17-18 lbs.
these aren't the best meat rabbits as you might think - they have a very large bone and slow to reach top weights.
a good meat rabbit would be a flemish - new zealand cross or other proven meat rabbits like satins, californias, new zealands, rex etc...
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Those guy's are huge.. I couldn't imagine the feed bill.
Or worse,, having a herd with an attitude...
Thats too bad that this guy won't sell any with-out them being neutered..
But,, there his rabbits,, He can do as he pleases..