BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Miscellaneous › Other Pets & Livestock › should i breed brother and sister rabbits? (long question)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

should i breed brother and sister rabbits? (long question)

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

ok, so here is the story. i went to a breeder to go and buy a trio of 8-13 week old NZ mixs. my plan was to get one buck from the 13 week olds, and get 2 does from the 8 week old, because the litters were unrelated. he had only 3 black and white does but a lot of bucks. he also had another litter that was only 4 weeks old that was really cute and had good colors so i decided to get 1 buck, 1doe, and wait for another doe. i picked my doe than it was time to pick the buck. i gave into the cuteness of the litter related to the doe i picked and got my buck from that litter.

 

now here is my problem, when i have kits i wanted to put the them on craigslist and sell them until they were butchering size and butcher the leftovers. would it be ok to sell kits that came from related brothers and sisters?

 

i was thinking i would try and sell the buck and buy a new one. would that be better?

 

PS: i found a bred proven cally doe that i am waiting a few weeks for her to wean her currant litter, than i will get her.

 

 

i hope my question was not too hard to understand and thanks in advance. if you have any questions about my question  (;)) than please ask

post #2 of 4

I have not raised rabbits for a long time.  Any genetic problems brother would have would, quite likely, be a genetic problem for sister.  These problems could be slight and cause no difficulties, but in the next generation any defects would be magnified in the offspring.  Pairing siblings together is not a good idea.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

so you think i should sell the buck and find another one? new zealands arn't that hard to find in my area.

post #4 of 4
Yes. I think you should pair unrelated stock.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Pets & Livestock
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Miscellaneous › Other Pets & Livestock › should i breed brother and sister rabbits? (long question)