vienna marked rabbit breeding info??? plz help

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  1. alibaba

    alibaba In the Brooder

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    i've a doe, her one eye color is blue and other eye color is brown. and i searched and found that she is vienna marked doe. if i breed her with REW buck, what outcomes will be?? any idea pictures attached.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Your doe is Vienna marked, your buck is REW. Do you have any information about the colors of their parents?

    There are many different genes in many different locations in the rabbit genetic code that influence coat color. REW occurs on the C locus. Since it shuts down all pigment production to the coat, there is no telling what other genes the buck is carrying just by looking at him. He might even be carrying BEW, you can't tell by looking. The only thing you know for sure about your buck, color-wise, is that he had 2 REW genes, so all of his offspring will get one from him.

    Your doe is Vienna marked, so you know she carries one BEW gene and one not-BEW gene at that location. Some of her offspring will get a BEW gene from her, some won't. Her color indicates that she has non-extension genes(e) at the E locus, and it looks like self genes(a) at the A locus (I'm thinking Tort rather than Orange). Both e and a are recessive, though the doe will be giving them to all of her offspring, whether you'll see them depends on the buck's contribution.

    If you get any REW babies, you'll know the doe carries an REW gene. If you get Siamese Sable, Himi, or Chinchilla babies, you'll know that came from the doe. If you get any BEW babies, you'll know that the buck carries BEW. Because the doe has self at the A locus, if you get Agouti or Tan colors, you'll know that came from the buck. If you get Tort, Orange, or Sable Point, you'll know that the buck has at least one non-extension gene, if you get anything darker, it's because he has a full extension or maybe even steel gene.

    Basically, going only on the colors of this pair, there isn't enough information to say what your outcomes could be. On the other hand, the babies could tell you a lot about the parents!
     
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  3. mslittlebee13

    mslittlebee13 Hatching

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    She's pretty. But if you breed her with a REW im afraid the babies will be a waste of time. The eyes will be purple and no breeders are going to want them in they're rabbitry. You would have to sell as pets. A BEW would be a perfect match with a doe like this.
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I don't know where your information came from, mslittlebee13, but I think that maybe you should do a bit more reading on the subject of rabbit color genetics. Rabbit eyes can be several colors, but purple is not one of them. Rabbits with both chocolate and chinchilla genes sometimes have eyes that are a sort of light lavender color, but REW x BEW does not result in purple.
     
  5. inthesticks

    inthesticks Chirping

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    I have a buck with lavender colored eyes, I wish I knew his lineage, because he's white w/ the faintest color on his ears - He is my Mr.Rudy, we saved him from being fed to a snake.

    As for show rabbits I am not sure if there is a breed which allows that eye color in their standard, however as pets go - I have found them to be pretty popular, & everyone falls in love w/ him for his eyes & cuddliness of course :)

    She's a really pretty girl - love the different color eyes :)
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  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Mr. Rudy most likely falls somewhere in the Frosted - Ermine spectrum. An Ermine is supposed to be a completely white rabbit with brown eyes; Frosted are white with varying degrees of darker ticking. Some have brown eyes, some have bluish-grey eyes, but all have either Chinchilla or Shaded and REW genes to get the yellow/red pigment out of the coat, plus non-extension to take most of the black/brown out. If Mr. Rudy's eyes look lavender rather than grey, he probably has Chocolate as well.
     
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