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Breeding age of Californian rabbits

Discussion in 'Breeds and Breeding - Rabbits' started by WannaBeFarmR, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Jul 26, 2012
    WannaBeFarmR

    WannaBeFarmR Chillin' with the herd

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    I have 2 Californian rabbit does, i'm not 100% sure on their age I will have had them for about 4 months I have an older Californian buck he's about 3 yrs, how old do the does need to be to breed I've heard 8 months but less then a year because delivery becomes more difficult after a year. I've also hear six months at what age do most people breed?
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    autumnprairie

    autumnprairie Owned by the Rotten Heifers

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    I breed at 6 months
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    DianeS

    DianeS Ridin' The Range

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    There are lots of opinions on this one. Personally, I breed after I'm sure the doe is fully grown, which is usually around 6 months. If I have no clue about a doe's age, I track her weight and height and when she has the same ones for about 30 days, I assume she's fully grown.

    And don't worry about the "breed before one year" thing - it's a myth. Rabbits can have their first litters any time, and it's just fine.

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