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I just got two new dwarf Hot Tots. one's a boy and one's a girl, the boy is 7 mnoths old and the girl is 2 years old... does the age matter? I would like to breed them but I heard about peanuts and dwarfism. does anybody have any information on that? I'm not too sure about it, I researched a little bit but I'm still a little confused.
 

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So age doesn’t really matter but if she hasn’t been bred before she may have trouble getting pregnant at 2 years but that doesn’t happen very often. Dwarfs don’t usually have very many at a time. So there is what’s called a false dwarf and a true dwarf. These are the genes. So if both parents have a true dwarf gene then you will get a peanut or two and they usually don’t make it after a week. But the rest will be true dwarfs. If you breed a true dwarf and a false dwarf half will true dwarfs and the other half will be false dwarfs and no peanuts.
 

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Thanks for the input! I didn't see that, that will be very helpful. She has had a few litters before we got her but all three had been unsuccessful, I guess I should have included that too... is that a mom thing? 2 where peanuts and one was still born. I have bread Dutch but never a dwarf breed, your help is very needed and appreciated!
 

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It depends on the buck too. If it was the same buck on all three. So if she had peanuts that means she is a True Dwarf and so was the buck that she was bred with. Dwarfs struggle more with breeding anyway and it is more likely for those breeds to have unsuccessful litters.
 

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Oh, Okay. She was breed with 3 different bucks but they weren't successful with other does either. Could that be why?
 

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Hopefully, you’ll have better luck using your buck. Given her history I would probably only give her two chances at a successful litter, unless she has awesome type. Unfortunately, peanuts are a possibility with dwarf breeds. We had to deal with it, with our Polish.
 

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Hopefully, you’ll have better luck using your buck. Given her history I would probably only give her two chances at a successful litter, unless she has awesome type. Unfortunately, peanuts are a possibility with dwarf breeds. We had to deal with it, with our Polish.
If i were to breed my polish with my hotot, would that help my chances?
 

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Not for peanuts...they’re both dwarfs. As far as having a successful litter, I would try your buck first. He’s old enough to breed.
 

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