Articles | Volume 67, issue 2
Original study
24 May 2024
Original study |  | 24 May 2024

Crossbreeding experiment on Indonesian local rabbits: the heterosis effect on growth performance

Asep Setiaji, Dela Ayu Lestari, Nuruliarizki Shinta Pandupuspitasari, Ikania Agusetyaningsih, Sutopo Sutopo, and Edy Kurnianto

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Short summary
This study examines the crossbreeding of Indonesian local rabbits with imported breeds, highlighting the heterosis effects. Crossbred rabbits, especially Rex descendants, show notable growth benefits. Based on the results, we advocate for strategic crossbreeding to enhance rabbit growth and offer insights into sustainable rabbit production.