Rebreeding a third time or poor mother?

Roseatebunny

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Hi,

I have a Netherland dwarf doe who has failed her first and second litter.

The first they were born dead.
The second she had only one and it died of cold outside the nest area.

Is there any point to breed her a third time?
Is she just a poor mother?

Are Netherland dwarfs hard to breed?
Or is it just that doe?

Ps. Both mum and dad are false dwarfs

Thank you,
Lauren
 
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strangely enough, both parents are false dwarfs.
so no possibility of peanuts
Ok, I'm not a rabbit breeder, but, if you own both the buck and the doe and it doesn't actually cost more to breed her again and you will be keeping her anyway, I would try again, you aren't really out anything. If you are trying to work this like a business and if she doesn't produce then she is culled, then it is your decision on if you want to give her another chance but I think I would.
 

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Ok, I'm not a rabbit breeder, but, if you own both the buck and the doe and it doesn't actually cost more to breed her again and you will be keeping her anyway, I would try again, you aren't really out anything. If you are trying to work this like a business and if she doesn't produce then she is culled, then it is your decision on if you want to give her another chance but I think I would.
she is a pet and will not be culled.
I own both.

I think I will try again.
thank you
 

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I agree.
My step mum says your breeding animals to die.
but I want to give her another chance for young.
If she was a bad mother to the point she was intentionally killing the babies then I would agree with her, but so far, she had an issue in pregnancy and her babies died, then she only had 1 which happens sometimes and single kits typically die due to not having anyone to share body heat with. If she KEEPS doing this then yes, you should stop, but so far she has had 2 issues that are likely unrelated.
 

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If she was a bad mother to the point she was intentionally killing the babies then I would agree with her, but so far, she had an issue in pregnancy and her babies died, then she only had 1 which happens sometimes and single kits typically die due to not having anyone to share body heat with. If she KEEPS doing this then yes, you should stop, but so far she has had 2 issues that are likely unrelated.
I agree.

out of curiosity, can you pick up a pregnant rabbit?
live for it into my head from somewhere that you can't without killing the babies.
 

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I agree.

out of curiosity, can you pick up a pregnant rabbit?
live for it into my head from somewhere that you can't without killing the babies.
I'm not a rabbit breeder or owner (just studier) but I'm pretty sure you can. If she's the type to struggle then maybe not, but if you can calmly pick her up without her thrashing and without squeezing her it should be fine.
 

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