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Gypsy's Rambles, Wanders, Wonders and Blunders

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by GypsyG, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Jan 17, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Sure has been alot of rabbit mystery going on here, lol
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Found on another NZ rabbit site that early is 29 days, usually 32 to 35 days for gestation....
     
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    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    Mine do 30-31 days like clock work. If I don't get babies by day 32 I rebreed. :idunno
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Understand, sure confused me till I read that ! It must be the breed NZ that do that...will have to check other two in the morning. Thank you GypsyG, have a great night.
     
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    GypsyG

    GypsyG Loving the herd life

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    You too! :hugs
     
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    Baymule

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    And the rabbit mystery deepens......from dud to stud......from maiden to momma.....and baby mice??? :th
     
  7. Jan 18, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Gettinga flemish giant tommrow, 2 months old...trying the pors and cons doe or buck ?
     
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    GypsyG

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    Hmm. You have three NZ does and a NZ buck?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Yupper i do...and i have read success stories breeding a flemish buck to a Nz doe.... aside fro a pet , i know i will breed it
    I think my question would be which combo would produce the largest adult rabbits when kits are grown ?
    I need to be there by 11: tommrow
     
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    GypsyG

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    My goal is a large rabbit with a good meat to bone ratio. I like Flemish because they are hardy and do well on fodder and forrage where the NZ have been bred for years to gain weight fast on commercial feed. I don't mind if my rabbits are a little slower growing as long as I can get them to butcher weight on cost effective food sources. I find that they even taste better when they have some variety to their diet.

    One of my favorite crosses is 75% NZ / 25% Flemish. I'd get a Flemish buck and breed him to your does, then breed their daughters to your NZ buck.