Rabbit Genetic Puzzles!!!

Apr 16, 2018
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I have a small herd of meat mutt rabbits that I have accumulated to provide my family with meat and myself with pelts for sewing and craft projects. They are quite a colorful lot! Now, I know horse, cattle, and Icelandic sheep color genetics backwards, forwards, up and down... But I'm still working on learning rabbits. I'm hoping maybe there are a few of you here who love breaking down code on rabbits as much as I do for horses who would have fun puzzling some of it out, and perhaps I might be able to learn a thing or two in the process.

Here's what I have:

Hosta - doe - 7 1/2 month Blue Flemish x Broken Black NZ. (14.2 lbs!!!) aaB_C_ddE_
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Brownie - doe - 6 1/2 months Broken Black NZ X REW NZ
I inquired about her last night and it was suggested that she was probably a gold tipped black. She is a litter mate to Roanie, below.
A_B_C_D_Es_
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Roanie - Doe - 6 1/2 months Broken Black NZ X REW NZ. She is a litter mate to Brownie, above. I suspect she is also A_B_C_D_Es_, but broken.
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Wendy - 2 1/2 years old - Flemish Giant
A_B_C_D_E_
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Munchkin - 1 1/2 years old - French Angora X mini lop (my niece's pet) I suspect she is aabbC_ddEe (I'll post pics of her current litter in a bit.)
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Posey - 2 years old - Flemish/REW NZ X French Lop/broken Red NZ.
A_ _ _ _ _ _ _Ee I'll post pics of her litter in a bit.

Coco - 2 years old - Rex/Satin X Rex/Satin at_BbC_DdE_ I'll post pics of her litter in a little bit.
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Helena - 11 months old - Rex -
aaB_C_D_E_
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Zelda - 3 years old - Rex/Flemish X Rex/Satin. Mother to my buck, Barry.
AaBbC_Ddej_
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Ok, now onto the bucks!

Peter - 5 years old - French Lop X broken Red NZ. (My sweet teddy bear) I'll post pictures of his litters with Posey and Munchkin in a bit. A_B_C_Ddee
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Roscoe - 1 1/2 years old - Rex/Satin X Rex-Satin/Black NZ-Satin
???Sable???Tort???Gold-Tipped Steel???
I'll post pics of his litter with Coco in a bit.
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Barry - 8 month old - Zelda X Satin/Flemish
aaB_C_ddE_
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Now for litters.

Coco X Rosco

buck - tort? Sable? Gold tipped steel?
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buck - blue otter
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buck - black otter
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buck - Chestnut or blue agouti with Rex like coat
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doe - blue otter
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doe - ???lilac tort???
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doe - Chestnut
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Now for Posey and Munchkin's litters with Peter.

Poseys litter-
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Bad pics, I know. Two are red colored with dark bellies and dark inside of their ears. The broken one has dark inside of ears and what appears to be a blue spot on it's nose. The other one is red with a white belly and white inside the ears.


Munchkin's litter
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terrible pics, I know... But one appears to be a broken red, and the other is pinkish grey (lilac?)

So, that's all of them! What do you guys think some of the blanks in the genotypes are? What crosses do you think would be most beneficial to filling in some of the blanks?

I know some of the pics are horrible, they are just all I had on my phone. I'll take more when I get home. If there are any specifically that you would like to see more pics of, let me know.

Thanks y'all! I look forward to hearing what y'all think, correcting any of my mistakes, and expanding my limited knowledge of rabbit genetics!
 

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