Bunnies, advice please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kitty22496, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one person give me advice when I put it in the "other livestock" forum.
    So now I'm reaching out here hopefully someone can help.
    I got these 3 babies last night. Two bucks one doe.
    They didn't tell me how old or what breed. I had to sex them myself.
    Can anyone tell me?
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you can PM Bunny Lady, I bet she could tell you.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Looks like a New Zealand White.
     
  4. Lynn Manes

    Lynn Manes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I showed pedigree rabbits for 6 years, and we raise rabbits now.Currently have 23. Young bunnies are hard to sex. But one sure way, if they are old enough, is the males have visible testicles. If you have them all in one cage, watch them carefully. If those male's testicles have dropped, they will most definitely both breed the doe, and the deed is done very quickly. If you are certain you've sexed them right, you should separate all three. Often putting two males together, they will fight; and, boy oh boy, they'll tear each other up. I don't know what your setup is, but it's vest if you keep the bucksin one set of hutches and the does a dustance away in another set of hutches. Otherwise, the bucks will get over stimulated by the does. When we vred show rabbits, we built a rabbit barn. All our wire cages were susoended from the rafters. We kept does on one side and bucks on the other side of the one-room barn which is 20 x24'. We also kept sheet metal on each side of the alcages, so they wouldn't speay each other or nip them through the cage wire. Can you ask the people you got them from when they were born? Or, I'm sure your county has a local rabbit association you can call to get more information. If you live in arural community, anyone involved in 4H could orobably steeryou in the right direction, too. Without seeing their genital area in a picture, no one will be able to tell you the sex of the bunnies just by looking at them.And a photo may be difficult to tell, too, unless, as I said, those males have dropped their testicles. Hope this helps a little. What are you going to do with all of them? Except for 3 of ours-2 are my pets and the third one is a big old rabbit a man gave us two years ago, so therefore we will let him live out his natural life with us,but we raise ours for meat.Rabbit stew is delicious. New Zealands are an excellent meat rabbit, btw.
     
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  5. kitty22496

    kitty22496 Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave away one boy so I'm down to two bunnies.
    I have a three section Hutch outside I'm planning on putting them in.
    What they are in is temporary.
    Also I got them from an auction and had no info given to me lol.
    I checked the sex and the buck had a little * lol I watched like 10 videos to make sure I knew what I was looking for.
    But he hasn't tried anything with the doe yet but by tomorrow evening they should be separated.

    Can you tell how old they are?
    So far that's my main problem. I can't tell their age.
     
  6. Lynn Manes

    Lynn Manes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.I'm so sorry, but I can't tell you the age of your bunnies. I don't know how to do that. I hope you can get some answers you want. Wishing you all the best :)
     
  7. BantamSlave02

    BantamSlave02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like they are Ruby Eyed White Rexes
     
  8. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    New Zealand whites, less than 6 months based on your pictures. I'd say closer to 3-4 months at time of pictures.
     

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