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Oliver Wenyon
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I am planning on starting a free range colony tractor meat rabbit set up (bit of a mouthful) and am thinking about using NZW does and possibly a heritage breed buck, I was thinking that the buck would provide some disease resistance, foraging capabilities and possibly some "hybrid vigour" to the kits. They may not grow as fast but intensive and quantity is less important than it being sustainable. Is this actually going to do anything by using an old breed of buck or would the effects be minimal or nothing. I was looking for silver foxes but they are a bit hard to find now as the only breeder anywhere near us stopped breeding them, so I was going to use a Harlequin buck. I haven't seen any/many people using Harlequins so was wondering if they are good for meat even though they have been bred for pets rather than meat. Any help would be VERY useful!
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