Help! My Flemish Giant mated with my mini lop bunny.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by montana girl, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. montana girl

    montana girl Songster

    Aug 23, 2007
    Kalispell, Montana
    I asked this on the backyard farm forum and havent gotten a reply yet. On accident, my flemish giant got out and bred with my mini lop female.

    Will she be okay? Yikes! The babies seem like they will be too huge!
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    They could very well be too big to birth. I would check with your vet and see what can be done if anything if she would have trouble birthing. You won't know for quite a while if she is actually bred. At two weeks you can palpitate if you are experienced in doing so. If not then you won't know until she shows signs of nesting or you can feel the babies moving in her belly closer to when they would be due.
  3. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    No they will be fine,
    all babys except dwarfs are born the same size,
    Flemish babys are no larger than mini lop babys when first born, she just wont have as many.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  4. Chicksdigit

    Chicksdigit Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tool, Texas
    I am curious as to why you say this. Is your theory that she won't produce as many eggs if she breeds with a Flemish Giant? If the babies are the same size wouldn't she have the same number? I don't know, I am just asking, I have raised a great number of rabbits in the past but I have not had Mini Lops mostly the larger breeds. I am very curious about this.
  5. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I am not sure how to explain it, but with larger breeds there is a more nutrient value needed for the kits, leaving the mother to absorb smaller kits.

    here is an example not sure it will help explain it or not.

    I had a Dutch come in (5lbs) pregnant, owner said the other rabbit was a New Zealand White,
    She had 4 babies a few days after arriving, they were normal size kits for a dutch.

    Many months later she was bred to a small Dutch buck and produced 12 healthy pure dutch babies.

    No one purposly breeds a big rabbit to a smaller rabbit, generally its always an accidental breeding. it happens
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  6. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    S. CA
    The babies wont grow bigger then mom can handle, she will be fine. Just make sure she is getting good nutrition, plenty of water and to put her box in on day 28 just like with any other pregnancy.
  7. sallysmom

    sallysmom Hatching

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Holland lop mated with my Flemish Doe, will the babies be ok or no?
  8. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    That's an odd cross, but there's no reason the babies should have any problems.

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