1. Selection of superior varieties
The Angora rabbit variety has good production performance. Angora rabbits can be classified into Chinese, English, Japanese, German, etc. Among them, German rabbits have a larger body size, an adult weight of about 5 kilograms, and an annual wool production of 1.0-1.2 kilograms. Excellent rabbits can reach 1.5 kilograms. The Chinese Angora rabbit has strong adaptability, high reproduction rate, tolerance to rough feeding, strong disease resistance, and good compatibility with German Angora rabbits after hybridization.
2. Cage building
Angora rabbits are generally kept in captivity, with single cages for breeding rabbits and multiple cages for young rabbits. Commonly used rabbit cages are generally 60 centimeters long, 55 centimeters wide, and 45 centimeters high; 3 layers, with the bottom of the rabbit cage at least 30 centimeters above the ground. The bottom plate of the cage should be laid with bamboo sheets, with a width of 2.5 centimeters and a distance of 1 centimeter between the two sheets. In this way, it can not only make rabbit manure fall, but also not pinch the rabbit's feet.
3. Breeding management
Angora rabbits mainly feed on grass and are appropriately paired with refined ingredients. Producing rabbits require approximately 0.5 kilograms of green feed and 100-150 grams of formula feed per day. Commonly used green feed includes alfalfa, vegetable leaves, leaves, peanut vines, sweet potato seedlings, and various wild grasses. In winter, it can be fed with sun dried green hay. Reference formula for formula feed: 15% soybean powder, 28% bran, 15% barley, 10% corn (2354,0.00,0.00%), 20% rice bran, 5% fish meal, 5% cottonseed cake, 1.5% shell powder, and 0.5% salt. Feed 3-4 times a day, regularly and quantitatively, especially at night to ensure sufficient forage and drinking water. Green feed should be washed and drained, and should not be fed with soil, rainwater, or pesticides that have been sprayed. Concentrated ingredients should be mixed and fed immediately to prevent overnight souring. Rabbits can start feeding at the age of 16 days and wean at the age of 40-45 days. Male and female rabbits should be raised in separate cages after 4 months of age.
4. Reproductive techniques
The mother rabbit is 6-7 months old and weighs 2.5-3.5 kilograms; Male rabbits can breed and reproduce at the age of 9 months and weighing 3.5-4.0 kilograms. The ratio of male to female rabbits in this study is 1:8-10. Angora rabbits often refuse to mate during initial mating and can be forced to mate. Grab the rabbit with your left hand, insert your right hand from your left crotch, and use two fingers to separate the clitoris, allowing the rabbit to crawl across and mate. After 8 hours, remarry again using the same method. The pregnancy period of the mother rabbit is 30-31 days. After 25 days of pregnancy, the mother rabbit begins to pluck the wool from the nest. At this time, the litter box should be placed in the nest. Generally, 5-6 litters are produced per litter, with a maximum of 8-10 litters. It is advisable to breastfeed 6-7 litters per female rabbit.
5. Picking wool
Angora rabbits can collect hair after 3 months of birth. There are two methods of picking wool: plucking and shearing. Young rabbits are generally sheared, while adult rabbits can use plucking. Pulling can be done once a month, leaving the length to be left short. It is advisable to pull out small groups of hair gently. Shearing is usually done once every 70-90 days, starting with the back and then the abdomen. Achieve graded shearing or plucking, graded packaging, and graded storage to stagger sales levels and improve rabbit breeding efficiency.
The scientific breeding technology of Angora rabbits can be understood from the above five points. We hope it can help you. For more information, please visit our website http://www.myxinhua.com consulting service