- Mar 10, 2019
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- Middle Tennessee
Well your story gives me some hope!One of my first Mini Rex was a buck that had a sort of Jeckyll and Hyde personality. He was very sweet with people - the sort that comes to the door and just flattens out for a good petting - but I had to watch him with the does. After he bred a doe, he'd get in her face, biting and boxing, even if she gave him absolutely no reason to. No waiting for 3 fall-offs with him; I removed does immediately after the first, to make sure they didn't get hurt. For this reason, I made sure that any doe that went in with him was at the peak of her cycle and most likely to be receptive, because I didn't want to risk damage if she turned out to be reluctant. He was maybe 2 years old when I bought him; he was like that when I bought him, and that continued to be him throughout the rest of his very productive life. If any of his offspring developed nasty personalities, I never heard about it; the ones I kept were all nice enough. I guess he was just a very aggressive breeder.
Good to hear that your little guy has backed off . . . I wonder what triggered that sudden shift? Had anything about him or his environment changed?