In your opinion - ducks or rabbits for 1st meat animal?

Denim Deb

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Ok, is he trying to ride the bunny, kill it or what? :lol:
 

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Why not? I think there is more meat on that bunny than my 2 drakes put together :D
 

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Wifezilla said:
Why not? I think there is more meat on that bunny than my 2 drakes put together :D
They're not food efficient and there isn't nearly as much meat on one as you would think.
 

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Mostly bones...BIG bones. I always preferred NZ but I 've seen some mighty nice Californians.
 

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I raise Flemish for meat :hide I personally HATE to kill any animals... so when I do I want it to count... our last flemish giant provided 3 full meals for our family of 5! They are big boned but so are turkeys... They need the bigger bones to support the larger body which = more meat!

That being said they DO eat the food as well... so we did break down and buy some new zealands as well... but if you want a large roaster rabbit or just a lot of meat then Flemish is the way to go... in the end you do have more time and money in growing them out though...
 

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From what I was told, the FCR of a flemish is much slower than NZ or calis. I have mixed mutts that are 1/2 cali, 1/4flemish, 1/4NZ. that mix seems to work extremely well for me. I keep a pure bred buck and breed him to my meat mutts.
 

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Back to the original thread question: If you find yourself not being able to butcher, it's easier to get rid of cute fluffy bunnies than a bunch of quacking ducks. At least for more money. I sold off a bunch of my meaties (rabbits) for $60 each. I don't mind having a little less meat in the freezer at that rate!
 
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