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Rusty Lad

  • Joined Jun 2019
Any meat rabbits in Scotland?
« on: June 16, 2019, 01:13:56 am »
Hi all,
I want to get started breeding New Zealands and Californians but can't find any breeders in Scotland to buy from.  Anyone got any contacts i could call? I would go south of the border if necessary.
I keep my eye on 'Pre-Loved, Pets4homes and Gumtree.

I would also buy any cages etc from anyone who has stopped breeding and has them laying around. Thanks.
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: Any meat rabbits in Scotland?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 06:48:24 pm »
Been looking myself for a good 9 months now and nothing up here. Either that or no-one is advertising meat rabbits for fear they get a visit from certain "anti-anything and everything" groups.
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!


  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Any meat rabbits in Scotland?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 05:38:36 pm »
Not being funny guys & gals but if there are no NZ's or Carolina's to be had for love nor money . Do what I did ( I did it in reverse to get minature stock of sound quality ) .

Buy in a couple of big does that are full of white and a blocky buck much the same from different parts of the country ( did the trips as a couple of interesting long week ends  some times )then start breeding them. Keep back any does that show signs of being a bigger whiter rabbit and buy in a small albino buck breed them and keep back any red eyed white does .  Breed them to the bigger buck and you should have three or four red eyed whites as basic breeding stock  in three or four years you can have a decent blood line with four  generations of separation
 If you are just breeding for skinned ,  in the pots for yourself & friends  does it really matter what they are so long as they are strong big and meaty by 16 weeks old ?
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  • Joined Aug 2019
Re: Any meat rabbits in Scotland?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 10:46:13 am »
Im in exactly the same boat. I tried to get some from chester but we couldnt keep them in a car for the week coming home to Orkney. If any of you have any better luck starting your own breeding i would be happy to buy breeding stock from you. This would perhaps go towards the cost of you having to search further afield. I don't suppose anyone else has run into other meat farmers in scotland either?


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