I definitely recommend breeding in pairs of you are able, having the foster option just makes it a little less stressful. And with your rabbits coloring, it should be easy to tell the parentage without having to mark the kits somehow. Doesn't matter as much if you are going to eat them all, but it can matter if you are trying to track for pedigrees.Thank you so much. It is a tough blow but I understand it is a thing for first timers. I got really lucky with Maple (first timer, 10 kits) last month so at least I got to enjoy some baby rabbits already.
I will rebreed her tomorrow, and Maple too. This way I have fostering options etc. I appreciate your insight.