Would you buy these rabbits at this price??

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Hey guys, I have been researching rabbit breeders in my area and am about ready to make a deal with a small rabbit farm. West Meadow rabbitry, they breed "quality New Zealands for show and meat." He is asking 100$ for two rabbits from his "best meat production line." If I get three the 2nd doe will be a bit younger not quite ready to breed, and it would be $125 for the unrelated trio. Do you think this is a good deal? Here is a picture of the 2 I am Thinking I def want to get, the buck and the doe.
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They seem alert and their housing seems clean/adequate. Does this seem reasonable to you guys? Would you choose these rabbits? I would really appreciate any advice you can give me. I am very close to pulling the trigger on this one. This is their website.
 

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Personally? No. I paid $80 for both of my American Blues, meat breed also, because I knew they are a threatened breed and also dress out nicer than NZ and have blue fur, which I like. But no, that sounds way too high to me.

Edited to add: when we had Rex, we paid $30(?) each and they were from show champs.
 

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What is your plan for them? For the NZ most breeders I know discourage breeding the different colors due to getting non showable colors. For a show quality trio I think that's a fair price. We paid $50 for our NZ buck, from good show stock.
 

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I guess it depends on what area prices are for you. They seem pretty small for a meat rabbit, especially a NZ. And that price? A good meat rabbit goes for around $20 here and they taste the same as the rabbits that cost $50, I'm betting. In my area those prices would be laughable but in your area they may be pretty standard....which is a shame.

So, hard to give you advice without knowing the prevailing prices for NZ meat rabbits in your area....but coming from where I live there's no way I'd pay that much and for that small of rabbits.
 

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I guess it depends on what area prices are for you. They seem pretty small for a meat rabbit, especially a NZ. And that price? A good meat rabbit goes for around $20 here and they taste the same as the rabbits that cost $50, I'm betting. In my area those prices would be laughable but in your area they may be pretty standard....which is a shame.

So, hard to give you advice without knowing the prevailing prices for NZ meat rabbits in your area....but coming from where I live there's no way I'd pay that much and for that small of rabbits.
I was assuming they were young... but yes weights of them and their parents would be great, plus how much they weighed at 8 -10 weeks would be good.
 

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What is your plan for them? For the NZ most breeders I know discourage breeding the different colors due to getting non showable colors. For a show quality trio I think that's a fair price. We paid $50 for our NZ buck, from good show stock.
They will be for meat first, selling extras second, and showing probably never. Good to know people have paid that much for a show quality buck though of this breed. Thanks!
 

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If they are show quality, then that price might be warranted. Are they old enough to breed and are you getting their pedigrees? The guy I bought my Rex from started at $40 and price went up as they aged. You might want to bring a scale to check their weight, if the seller objects they might be hiding something.
 

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