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Sexing 3 mth olds

Discussion in 'Breeds and Breeding - Rabbits' started by Gary, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Aug 16, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Overrun with beasties

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    Having a real tuff time sexing my 3 mth old rabbits. I'm trying to save 3 does and 1 buck from the group but I'm having a hard time identifying a penis on any of them. Any advice?
     
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    promiseacres

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    Bucks look like a donut, does have a slit. You have to gently expose their genitals fingers on each side.
     
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    AmberLops

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    Yep,a donut or a slit. And at 3 months old the bucks testicles may have already descended and that could help you too.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Hold the bunny against your body , tummy side up, use two fingers of tha same had to hold tail away from the bunny. Uses two fingers and press...if you get a pop up its a male :thumbsup
     
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    AmberLops

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    If you're still having a hard time you can post pictures and we can help you out ;)
     
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    Pastor Dave

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    Don't be overly upset if a he/she after sexing turns into a she/he, later on down the road. I've had this occur, as (if honest) most others have had too. By 3 mos, you should be pretty clear on the results.

    And, side note: My does may play hard to get at mating time, and after arousal, mount the buck. Even though both sexes have been confirmed, this occasionally confuses the novice. It is normal, doesn't mean she's been sexed incorrectly, and some does will do this as part of their mating routine.
     
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