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mini meat & growth rate...

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Nyctra » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:10 pm


My chocolate fox is a chunky little oops mutt! Was not intended for meat, but so far she and her litter mates have shown the best growth of any litters from current bloodlines I happen to have on record...also noticeably meatier bodies too. ;)

Only 2.5lb at 8 weeks, but her parents were 5lb and 6lb. Considering parent size, does that sound like a fair growth rate? :?
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby Dood » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:00 pm


Yes!

Half adult size by 8 weeks is a terrific growth rate :D

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:11 pm


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Post Number:#4  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:54 pm


Dood wrote:Yes!

Half adult size by 8 weeks is a terrific growth rate :D


How am I just now hearing about this tid-bit? Makes total sense to get a good idea on growth rate with varying size rabbits! Thanks!

I had a smaller Dutch have a littler that passed the NZW litter that was 3 weeks older, then they tapered of while the whites kept growing. Quick little chunkers, smaller full grown size. Exactly what I was hoping for!
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Nyctra » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:46 pm


FourRingCircus wrote:
Dood wrote:Yes!

Half adult size by 8 weeks is a terrific growth rate :D


How am I just now hearing about this tid-bit? Makes total sense to get a good idea on growth rate with varying size rabbits! Thanks!


It only dawned on me recently, too. :oops: Figured if a 5lb fryer was coming from 10ish pound parents, then half parent weight the soonest must give a pretty good idea of where they ought to be.

Bonus: not only have they grown much faster by comparison, these guys have been mostly fed on fodder! :P But they got picky this week and quit eating their root beds in favor of pellets, though. :slap:

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:30 am


Nyctra wrote:
FourRingCircus wrote:
Dood wrote:Yes!

Half adult size by 8 weeks is a terrific growth rate :D


How am I just now hearing about this tid-bit? Makes total sense to get a good idea on growth rate with varying size rabbits! Thanks!


It only dawned on me recently, too. :oops: Figured if a 5lb fryer was coming from 10ish pound parents, then half parent weight the soonest must give a pretty good idea of where they ought to be.


:slap: Such common sense! Never put two and two together...
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby GBov » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:45 pm


Great rule of thumb! :D

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Nyctra » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:09 pm


So far, I'm pretty positive this litter is outdoing most of what I've had in the past couple years. :lol:
They did go on a fodder strike at about 8 weeks old, refusing to eat their mat, but even then, they still eat 1/2 to 1/4 the amount of pellets previous litters have at this age, and I'm pretty sure are bigger than most as well. :oops: I think I like this mini rex blood. Now if only I could get him to breed the bigger does.

The chocolate fox is the biggest baby! :D You go, pretty girl!
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Re: mini meat & growth rate...

Post Number:#9  Unread postby Dood » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:24 pm


:bunnyhop: :bouncy:

Look at those numbers !

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