Californian Rabbit is a world-famous breed of meat rabbit. It is an artificially bred breed with stable genetic performance, strong disease resistance and fast growth.
Morphological Characteristics of Californian Rabbit
Californian Rabbit is a typical meat rabbit breed. Although it looks not as big as a flower rabbit, its meat production rate is definitely second to none. The reason why California rabbits have a higher meat production rate is mainly related to their appearance.
The appearance characteristics of the Californian Rabbit: The body of the California rabbit is white with white coat, and the ears, nose, lower limbs and tail are dark brown, commonly known as “eight black”. The eyes are red, the neck is stubby, the ears are small and erect, the body is medium, the forequarters and hindquarters are well developed, and the muscles are full. The hair is rich, the skin is compact, beautiful and beautiful. California rabbits have plump hindquarters, so the meat production rate is high.
“Eight-Place black” change law: “Eight-Place black” is a typical characteristic of California rabbits, and its color intensity has the following rules: white after birth, light color at 1 month old, obvious characteristics at 3 months old, and aging rabbits gradually Faint; darker in winter, lighter in summer, sand ring or sand spot in spring and autumn moulting season; darker color for good nutrition, lighter color for malnutrition; darker color for indoor breeding, long-term outdoor breeding, often lighter sunlight; in cold weather, the color is darker in the northern region, and lighter in southern provinces and cities where the temperature is higher; some individuals are darker, while others are lighter, and they can be passed on to offspring.
How to fatten Californian rabbits
- Feed less and eat more. During the fattening period, meat rabbits usually have poor appetite due to reduced exercise and concentrated feed. In order to increase appetite, the principle of feeding less and more meals should be mastered to increase feed intake.
- Fattening feed. The fattening feed for meat rabbits is mainly concentrated feed, supplemented by green feed. The most suitable fattening feed is corn, barley, bean dregs, bran, sweet potato, etc., and an appropriate amount of bone meal, salt and other inorganic salt supplementary feeds need to be added. It is required that the feed contains 15% cellulose, 17% crude protein and 2.5% fat.
- Careful management. Due to lack of exercise and light during the fattening of meat rabbits, their resistance is weak and they are prone to diseases, so they should be managed carefully. Regular inspections and regular cleaning must be done to ensure that the rabbits can eat, eat well, have a good rest, and have good health.