The New Zealand Red rabbit is a large, medium- to heavy-weight breed with a broad, deep body. They have a thick, dense coat that is bright red in color, with a slightly glossy finish. They have large, upright ears and a wide, powerful head. They are known for their meat production and are also commonly raised for show. They are known to be docile and easy to handle, making them a good choice for both novice and experienced rabbit breeders. They typically weigh between 8-12 pounds.