Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 2010 Volume 26, Issue 3-4, Pages: 225-231
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Farming of rabbit local breed as an alternative activity on small scale farms in Albania

Llambiri A., Papa L., Kume K.

Rabbit breeding on small scale family farms is carried on as an alternative production activity, in Albania. Extensive production system and breeding of local rabbit breed are most frequent. Albanian local rabbit can be classified in middle size breed group. It is a population with high morphological and biological variability, with variation in coat colour. Rabbit farming is a useful production activity on small scale family farms. Breeding 2-3 couples of reproducing rabbits could increase the gross annually income of family farm up to 22-28 percent.

Keywords: rabbit, local breed, description, breeding, small scale farm

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