breeding

  1. M

    Ram breeding pregnant ewes?

    I have 5 ewe lambs and one ram. The ewes were born end of February 2020 and the ram end of January 2020. The ram went in with the ewes on October 13, 2020. After 2 heat cycles it appeared all of the ewes were bred as they didn't go back into heat. I left the ram in with the ewes so that he...
  2. tielie135

    rabbit does failing to carry

    hey so i have been trying to breed my rabbits for awhile now and i have been having nothing but problems. i have 3 does (two NZW and a rex) and one rex buck. i have put them in and the buck only ever has one fall off. it is immediate then he has no interest in the doe or doesn't have another...
  3. Miss mouse

    Bunny drama

    Hey all! So we had our planned tan Flemish giant litter of four last week. Then the next day our 4 month old black female unexpectedly gave us 7 more! She must of gotten pregnant right before we broke up the litter at 3 months! And the litter’s next door neighbour was my California females. We...
  4. F

    Generation and breed confusion

    Hi all, I'm new to goat farming and inherited a purebred nigerian dwarf buck and two mini alpine does. They are registered and their papers say the ND buck is pure and the females are 50% ND and 50% alpine. My understanding is that the does are first generation F1 mini alpine. Is this correct...
  5. Beekissed

    Katahdin body styles...

    I was reading an interesting article awhile back about two types of body styles noticed in the Katahdin breed: https://ewewin.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/two-distinct-body-styles-in-katahdin-sheep/ My last Katahdin had the type A body and hair, but this pair I have now are a little mixed up and...
  6. MG'S Rabbits

    Breeding with a trio

    So I'm starting to breed Holland lops for show, and I'm thinking about starting with a trio. I want all my rabbits to be healthy no inbreeding. I've done a little linebreeding before but don't know much about it. I would appreciate any tips or advice, comments or concerns, I've seen a few line...
  7. MG'S Rabbits

    Breeding with a trio

    So I'm starting to breed Holland lops for show, and I'm thinking about starting with a trio. I want all my rabbits to be healthy no inbreeding. I've done a little linebreeding before but don't know much about it. I would appreciate any tips or advice, comments or concerns, I've seen a few line...
  8. MG'S Rabbits

    What's going on??

    Hi! I've been breeding rabbits for about a year, but just starting to breed Holland lops. I have a buck who was born early March, that I got about a month ago. And I was checking him to see if he's "ready" and I saw two flaps of skin where the testicles would be. Is this because they haven't...
  9. A

    My rabbits won't conceive

    I am running out of ideas here. I just cannot, whatsoever, get my rabbits pregnant. I don't understand. I'm trying to breed Silver Fox rabbits. I've tried several females and males over time. It's been about a year now. We take the does individually to the buck's cage. The buck does his...
  10. MargaretClare

    Cow Body Condition at Weaning?

    I realize this question could depend on breed but in beef cattle, when weaning calves at 7 months what body condition is the cow expected to be in. Even if the cow was rebred when calf was 3 months? I'm not very used to cattle and it sounds like they'll be skinny after all that, and I just want...
  11. shepherdO

    Should I keep a ram year-round?

    Okay, so I need some help making a decision. I currently have a ram that I bought this fall for breeding. He's a nice Shropshire over Texel. Not huge, but nicely built, as far as I can tell (not an expert). He bred all my ewes (9) without a problem, and all took within the first cycle (all...
  12. Latestarter

    Latestarter's 2019 kidding

    April just got "had" by RJ so right now it looks like first kidding will be on/about March 13th. I had all the girls, adults and yearlings with the buck and wethers up till September 5th. I had hoped to separate my buck RJ before he went into rut or any of the girls went into heat. I saw him...
  13. J

    Would You Wait?

    I have an almost year-old Nubian doeling. And a buckling born March 28. We would like to breed them together and were planning on waiting until next year so he could have a chance to grow more and just find a different buck for her this season. But we are now moving across the country before...
  14. J

    Female Rabbit Keeps Trying to Turn Around While Breeding

    New member here! Have a question for those with more experience as I am just starting into this venture with meat rabbits. I have a breeding age doe and buck. I tried to breed them but every time I do, when the buck mounts, the doe always turns around and sticks her head in his crotch and...
  15. Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead 2018 Breeding

    I get to start a goat breeding thread!! I meant to start it before the fact but anyway, it’s a necessity now. Knight covered Caramel today. DH witnessed the act three times while they were together on two occasions. Since they are both ND, 145 days will be 10/5. This will be her 2F. She kidded...
  16. BranscumFarm

    Funny rabbit breeding video

    I video all my breeding to help document and for reference if I forget to write done the buck or date. This video was made a month ago but every time I watch it, I can not help myself. It's so funny. No spoilers but it's worth at least the first 30 sec.
  17. Wehner Homestead

    Cattle Breeding 2018

    It’s about time for breeding season! Cattle have a 9 month gestation and our first cow to calve cycled today. We don’t breed on the first heat following Calving but that means we need to get our breeding decisions lined out. Otis is our PB Simmental herd bull. He only has one calf on the...
  18. Erulissa

    Pregnant French Angora... Should I shave her?

    I have a pregnant French Angora who is due on the 30th. She is my first. I had a friend, who doesn't own angoras, recommend shaving her to keep things clean. I've seen people who leave them be, and others who shave. I was hoping to get some opinions/experiences on this as I'd rather save her the...
  19. RacehorsesRock

    Need Some Info For A Project

    So guys, hi! I just need some info for a project. I already know all the breeds, just need to know the steps to breeding a horse by.. semen shipping pasture breeding stall breeding (The supervised one, forget actual name) ~Thanks~
  20. K

    Sick Bunnies

    I recently started breeding rabbits for the FFA. I am currently on my second liter and my female Dutch rabbit gave birth to 9 babies, however, I came to check on them and suddenly the nest was in pieces, the kits were peed on and looked starving. I cleaned the nest and added fresh hay. Two of...
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