I learned something today about my rabbits.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by OPIE, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as some of you know I am new to raising rabbits, I made a good deal on 7 rabbits, 1 buck and 6 does. Well today I was going to do some repairs on a cage that had one nice little New Zealand doe in it, so I figured what the heck, I will put her in the cage with the older new zealand doe for a few minutes while I fix her cage. My youngest daughter (10) was standing there watching "her" rabbits as I made the changes and walked off to start working on the cage, everything was fine for about 2 minutes, then............"DAD THE RABBITS ARE FIGHTING!!!!!!! " yup you guessed it, the older "doe" was given the younger one some "lovin"!!! [​IMG] and there was my daughter sitting there with front row seats. [​IMG] well anyway, we had the discussion about rabbits and know shes ok with that, but man am I surprised. I am checking all my rabbits now to see just how many bucks and does I realy DO have...[​IMG]
     
  2. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was it a male? Sometimes they are showing dominance when they do that, but obviously don't do the whole falling over thing.
     
  3. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, it was a male.. Checking the rest of them, this is the only other male I have. so know 2 males and 5 does. Not bad.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I know that this one was a buck, however does will mount other does as well too. When they want bred they'll pretty much mount anything.
     
  5. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have even had a doe mount a buck after he was done!! so of course I pulled them both out and did the SCF (sex change fairy) check nope it was a doe mounting the buck.
     
  6. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    Quote:Thats what you think!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    This time next month you'll have a bunch more, only smaller and not as hairy.
     

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