Questions for Breeding Rabbits

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  1. Jun 12, 2018 #1

    Aspen R. C.

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    My buck and doe have just bonded (at least I'm pretty sure they have) and I wanted to know if my buck would breed with another doe even if he is bonded to the doe I have now.

    (I had no intention of bonding them, I just wanted to let them play together since they're still not adults. I didn't know bonding was a thing until recently.)
     
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    If theyre still not adults that means their babies or young. And not spayed/neutered. So that means they are not bonded.
    Make sure you keep them seperate.
    Hormones can easily fly and fights can beak out and someone can get seriously hurt. Not what you want especially if you intend on breeding them
     
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    They are only together if someone is watching them. They have separate cages and are only a week off from being able to breed. (Though we're gonna wait two weeks to a month before breeding them because it's too hot where I live right now for me to be comfortable breeding them.)
    But, I was looking up signs of a bonded rabbit and they show all of those signs without being siblings (at least we think they aren't siblings).
    The buck is both older and bigger than the doe so I always make sure that he's being nice to her.

    I just want to know if we shouldn't be having "play dates" between the two, so that they won't bond just in case we need to get another doe (if the bonding stops the buck from breeding with a different doe).
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018 #4

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    An intact bike typically has one thing in mind. The problem comes if/when the doe doesn’t feel the same way. Can intact bucks & does bond? Yes, but it can easily and quickly go bad. Just be careful.
     
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    I wanted to know if you know anything about breeding different colors what I could get?
     
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    first of all, what colors are the parents? Also, do you know what color the grandparents are? These can give a helpful tip on what the offspring will look like, is their vienna, broken, solid, butterfly pattern etc in their genetics?
     
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    I know that much. I just wanna know if let's say buck1 is bonded and breeding with doe1, will he breed to doe2 as well or will the fact that buck1 is bonded with doe1 make breeding him to doe2 a problem?
     
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    He will probably want to breed with any doe. Just depends on how receptive the doe is.
     
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    I agree with majorv, males aren't picky... they will have any female they can! (in my opinion anyway)
     
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    Okay thank you!
     
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    Thank you!
     

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