Does anybody know?

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    Bob Whitman in Beaumont, TX imported some Continental Giants
    earlier this year. He doesn't have them listed on his website unless
    I overlooked them.
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    Well the standard on that site doesn't call for a madolin body, but rather a long flat body. That's very unique in that I don't know of any other breed with that in the standard. So it's not built the same as giant or american chins or Flemish giants.

    Tim B.
     
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    If they're like Flemish Giants, they're probably rather slow growing and have a lower ratio of meat to bone than commercial-type breeds. Gotta warn you, there's also a very limited market for roasters because most American consumers want a 2-3 lb. fryer, an animal less than 12 weeks of age. :(

    Have you checked out the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's site? www.albc-usa.org They have a lot of info on endangered breeds, including rabbits. There's some breeds that are really struggling.
     
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    I would raise some silver fox if I came across them.
     
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    I'm not trying to raise roasters. I have always let my does and bucks live to a natural old age as pets, but I'm going to try the replace at 3 years method and if I'm going to make roaster jerky I'd rather work with bigger strips. It's much easier to work with a larger fryer when trying to make stuffed fillets come out looking like a stuffed flounder with a slice of bacon over it. I end up layering like lasagna squares instead ie. Hors d' ouvres.