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Where are all of the larger breeds?

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What is it with all of these miniature rabbits for sale? Doesn't anybody raise a normal sized Rex or Lop or any of the other large breeds besides the Californias and the New Zealands?

I've been searching for rabbits in my local area and there seems to be a glut of mini rabbits but the suckers aren't big enough to bother butchering.

What gives?

I've tried checking some of the local shelters and they are all 'no kill', 'no breeding' shelters.
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I've been raising full size Rex for more than a year. There doesn't seem to be much of a market for them. Works for me, though, as those that don't get sold keep the freezer full.
My Rex have pedigrees but I don't show due to time constraints. Without proven winners, most of the them sell for $5 or 3/$10. That pays the feed bill and leaves me with a few for the freezer. It's a good day if I break even on the financial end.
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