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Breed and sex?

Discussion in 'Breeds and Breeding - Rabbits' started by mamabun, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Dec 17, 2016
    mamabun

    mamabun Ridin' The Range

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    Well that makes sense Kaye. She is over aggressive then. Poor Frank :( I will have to keep an eye on her then. The photos were easier this time. Put a camera in a man's hand and he has no idea. I think my recent photos depict sex better. What do you think?
     
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    Kaye

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    Yes. Frank is buck and Matilda is doe
     
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    Kaye

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    I posted the picture in my journal
     
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    mamabun

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    Yay, finally figured out. Now to figure out mating if they haven't already. How long should I put my aggressive Matilda with calm quiet Frank?
     
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    If they have been together several times over the last week, you don't need to put them together for at least 4 weeks . . . . Matilda is probably already pregnant by now.

    If the doe is willing, "the act" takes literally a few seconds.
     
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    Kaye

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    It only takes him falling off once. That is how you 'know' he's done his job. As soon as he does this I have to take Alice out. After an hour or so I will put her back in with him and let him do his thing again, but I only do this as a 'just to make sure' kind of thing.
    Is she supposed to be pregnant?? This could be why she's acting so aggressive. Hormones, ya know...
     
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    Kaye

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    Oh, I just saw @Bunnylady s post. Exactly what she said. When the doe is ready she will be swollen and kind of 'purplish'. Alice starts humping her toy (a ball) and wants out of her cage
     
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    promiseacres

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    Definitely keep the buck away from the doe if you want live kits. Not a good situation if they are allowed together through her pregnancy. She could absorb the kits, she might get pregnant weeks apart, then you'll have preterm kits, he might kill the kits, she may not take care of them if stressed. With losing her first litter would definitely be extra careful for litter 2.
     
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    mamabun

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    Ok, great, thanks!
     
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    mamabun

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    Could be. Last owner didn't know a lot about bunnies either. So maybe the dead litter she saw was just ones from an earlier batch that hadn't let go?