The New Zealand Rabbit New Zealand rabbits were developed in American in the early 1900's either from wild rabbits brought to the US from New Zealand or from crossing other rabbit breeds, like the Flemish Giant and Belgian hare. Although they are best known as the big white meat rabbits, the red New Zealand was the first variety developed and now there are four recognized colors: black, broken, red, white, and blue (accepted into ARBA standard of perfection in 2016). On average, New Zealand rabbits weigh about 9-12lbs, the body should be about medium length, with equal depth and length, and overall should appear to be well balanced. We raise red, white, blue, black, and broken New Zealand.
I also raise a few New Zealand-Flemish giant crosses as they make larger, faster growing meat rabbits as well as amazing pets. This is Lucy and her first litter of kits, they are 3/4 New Zealand crosses.
Mina, my purebred Flemish Giant and 3 week old Lucy
Mina and Lucy a few weeks later
Lucy's latest kits ... I'm in love
This litter is a cross between Lucy (a light grey flemish/red New zealand cross) and Thor (my broken red new zealand buck)