I had an interesting experience with a breeding buck and doe recently that led me to think that rabbits may have partner preferences much like other animals do (and won't just breed with any other rabbit). The doe is a REW New Zealand, a proven doe. She's not the easiest breeder, as she tends to run from the buck. The buck is a black Silver Fox, also proven, but not the most enthusiastic breeding buck. These two were bred once, successfully, but neither were particularly enthusiastic about it. Thereafter, I tried twice more to breed them at different times of the year, and they simply would not breed. I finally decided to try a new, unproven SF doe with the SF buck and he perked right up. Breeding went like clockwork, and she had a nice litter. I recently tried to breed him to another doe (a Chin) and he was, once again, uninterested. The Chin was bred to another buck ("old reliable" - lol). Has anyone else encountered something similar?