Line Breeding And Inbreeding Rabbits

Can you inbreed rabbits? More so, should you? What is line breeding? Learn how to develop a good eye and good judgement in your rabbit breeding.

Can you inbreed rabbits? What is line breeding? More importantly, should you? Line breeding is the process of breeding closely related animals, usually father to daughter or mother to son, in an effort to improve individual traits. Inbreeding is the same as line breeding but the animals are much more closely related, typically brother and sister. Nearly all animals have been inbred or line bred by humans into what they are now. Hundreds or sometimes thousands of years of breeding lines have created the cows, pigs, sheep, and other farm animals they are now. Rabbits are no different.