Despite their name, New Zealand Whites were developed in America and are the favourite breed for meat and pelts.
The doe is fertile all year long with a gestation period of around a month. The kits are born hairless, blind and deaf, but within 3 weeks will be weaned. Litter size averages seven, but can range from one to twenty-one.
Their prolific breeding means that a trio (one buck, two does) will produce over 200 lbs of meat each year.