- Jan 13, 2019
Hey there! I am starting out my Mini Rex breeding program, and I am looking for a little guidance. I have been breeding Holland's for quite some time, but I have decided to be done with them after my best one dying, my other best one being too old to show/breed, lots of failed litters, etc.. I decided on Mini Rex's because they are a nice small, manageable, breed that comes in lots of interesting colors. Anyways, I found a great breeder and bought a really nice Broken Chocolate Otter doe from her. She has Tri's, blacks, and chocolates in her pedigree. Her sister has a junior leg! She isn't old enough to breed now, but she will be in several months. I am now looking for one or two more does, and a breeding buck to add to my program. I don't want to have a huge breeding program, all I do is 1-3 shows per year, 2-4 breedings per year, and I usually sell the babies (as pet or show rabbits) after weaning them. I only rarely keep one who is showing really well. Anyways, I am now trying to decide on which rabbits to get. I am new to working with these colors!! Here are my options: Two Tri bucks from the same rabbitry as my first doe (haven't been showed yet). A broken black buck who has showed well, from the same rabbitry as my first doe. A chocolate Otter doe (her parents are outstanding, she is a very poor representation of the breed, but breeder said she'd be a good brood doe). A blue buck, shows very well, is getting old, lost his pedigree. A litter of 5 week old blues and opals (their sire is the blue buck), they are being sexed this evening. So many options!! Anyone have thoughts on which rabbit(s) are the best for my breeding program? Thanks!!