When raising rabbits, I would keep two breeding trios of rabbits. New Zealand Whites are one of my favorite breeds and Siamese Satins are another favorite.
I could get up to 4 litters per year per doe. I did not have the cage space for that many rabbits. But I did have fun, and there were almost always bunnies to play with. I did not breed from April to September, it is just too hot here, and I did not have a cooled barn.
Rabbits are perfect for the backyard farmyard because they are quiet, and very easy to keep clean. If you were to go away for a few days, you could have someone come to check on them; once a day, and they would be just fine.
The challenge in the desert is the heat. I will share my secrets of keeping rabbits healthy, and happy year round in future posts.