Californian and New Zealand White rabbits usually have quite a good
size litter. Ours give us between 7 and 10 each time, so 1 or 2 does
plus 1 buck should be sufficient to give you a regular supply of fresh
rabbit for the table.
Always take the doe to the buck. We put
our pairing together in the morning leaving them together for an hour
or so. Then take her away and put them back together again for a short
while in the evening. This can result in an extra 1 or 2 kits.
Gestation takes 30 days. As your doe nears
the time for giving birth you should clean her hutch and supply her
with plenty of fresh hay with which she will make the nest. Our does
usually eat very little in the couple of days before birth but
continue to give fresh food daily and always make sure they have
access to fresh water.