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Yellow fat in a rabbit?
Apr 16th, 2021 at 11:46am
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I knocked a couple of rabbits on the head. When I cit them open they had bright yellow fat. What does this mean?
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Re: Yellow fat in a rabbit?
Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2021 at 1:11pm
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Not much. Evidently still edible.

''Yellow fat is a genetic trait determined by a recessive gene. Alfalfa and other green feeds contain xanthophyll, a fat soluble compound that is yellow in color. Rabbits with the yellow fat gene lack an enzyme that changes the xanthophyll pigment to a colorless product.''

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Re: Yellow fat in a rabbit?
Reply #2 - Aug 18th, 2021 at 9:22am
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But they don’t taste any different to ‘normal’ ones! Smiley
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