question for you rabbit breeders ...........

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wranglerFB, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. wranglerFB

    wranglerFB Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone else out there have Holland Lops?.........and if so do you find it hard to get them to breed? I am not sure if it is just my young doe or if it is a breed thing with them ..........she wants to just sit down hard an tuck her tail when the buck tries to mount her......I think I remember reading somewhere about HL being difficult to get to breed but not sure any input from anyone???????
     
  2. wranglerFB

    wranglerFB Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't seem to have any of these problems with my Dutch or my meat rabbits ..........who pardon the pun breed like mad rabbits hahahaha
     
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this year your first time breeding them or have you had trouble breeding them? I asked because we had a terrible winter and spring breeding Jersey Woolies. Normally all of our nest boxes would be full but this year was different. Proven does not bred or only having a single kit. Things are better now. The Holland breeders will have to give you specifics.
     
  4. wranglerFB

    wranglerFB Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my first time with this breed ..........
     
  5. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another trick we use is to change cages. It gives them a chance to smell the other rabbit. We leave them in several hours then try mating.
     
  6. toddntiff

    toddntiff Out Of The Brooder

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    I have holland lops and experienced this same thing. However...it's now been 24 days since we "bred" them and she is looking more and more pregnant. She is bigger, firmer and her durlap is filling in. So...what we thought was an unsuccessful breeding attempt may end up being successful after all. This is our does 1st time breeding also.
    I'll keep you posted, we should have babies next week if it was successful!
     
  7. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

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    I've had a couple problems with Hollands, but usually they're pretty easy breeders.
     
  8. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I had a holland lop he was a good little rabbit really good breeder but every time I tried to breed him to me rex doe it was to hot for him
     
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    How old is the doe? Are her girlish bits purple at all?
     
  10. wranglerFB

    wranglerFB Out Of The Brooder

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    she is turning 6 months old in a few days ......not sure about the other haven't looked that close at her yet........I put the buck in her cage to see if there was any difference an she seemed to show more interest in him an he really got excited for awhile he even went so far as to try to get her to play with him ended up with both of them bouncing an jumping up an down all over the cage while kicking their heels up hahahahahahaaa was really funny to watch ................so far they have spent the whole day together an was snuggled down sleeping against each other not to long ago ...........just wait an see now if they got anything done...........
     

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