I’m quite excited – tomorrow I should be picking up rabbit buck no.2 – a New Zealand White named Samson who’s already 23 weeks, so old enough to start “work”.
NZWs are one of the specialist meat breeds, developed to grow fast and reach a good weight quickly, and like that other superlative commercial breed, the Californian, they’re docile, calm and generally good-natured. They’re also all albino so there’s less trouble with anyone in the household getting “attached” to a particularly cute one. They all look pretty much of a muchness.
Fingers crossed, there will be photos of Samson settling in tomorrow evening!
I’m still waiting for a couple of unrelated NZW does to come from a breeder I know in Ayrshire, but once they arrive (hopefully, soon!) we should be getting into the swing of things pretty quickly. Trudy is nearly old enough to mate now and once Samson’s through his month’s quarantine, speed-dating bunny-style will be on the calendar!