Rabbit Babies death

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272171 GeorgeSalt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:48 pm

Generational crosses, eg. father to daughter, are usually done for breeding stock purposes to try and lock-in a desired trait. It's a way of stacking the odds in favour of the genes you want. Are you wanting the young to eat or to breed with?
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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272176 doofaloofa
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:00 am

I avoid in-breeding, prefering to buy in fresh bucks when neccesary. Bringing in rabbits from outside comes with its own set of worries/problems, disease being my biggest concern

If the progeny is for the pot though I might risk it

In the wild rabbits are less fussy about who they shag, but nature will deselect any unwanted traits
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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272177 vancheese
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:09 am

I''ve a friend with a suitable buck and then the resultant litters I was going to go back to the grandfather

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272183 doofaloofa
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:33 am

Got a new California buck for my 3 Flemish does

He's out there doing the bisnis right now

Go on my son!
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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272197 vancheese
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00 pm

For the record "Bunny I could be a dirty spammer, please let one of the moderators know about this post" means the same thing in hungarian! :)

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Post: #272200 vancheese
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Oops, I'm not a dirty spammer

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Post: #272240 doofaloofa
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:49 pm

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272345 vancheese
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:25 pm

It seems it was a "first time" birth issue as mother and 6-7 babies are now doing fine :)

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272389 doofaloofa
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:50 pm

vancheese wrote:It seems it was a "first time" birth issue as mother and 6-7 babies are now doing fine :)



great news!

Glad you didn't kill her
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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #272405 Niele da Kine
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:49 am

There could be a lot of reasons why your does were having trouble with their litters. Sometimes the nest box isn't right, they didn't get it in time, they don't like the nesting material or it's their first time and they don't know what to do yet. It could be some outside thing like noisy neighbor kids "visiting" with your bunnies when you're not watching. Also, frequently folks blame the does for killing the babies when it's rats or cats. However, it seems things are working now, so that's a good thing.

For the does here, they have rat-proofed cages and if they don't mess them up, they get to keep their nesting boxes all the time. They get nesting materials about four days before they are due to nest. The rabbits here also get handled a lot, even from the moment they are born so they are used to humans. We still lose a few babies here or there, but not usually a whole litter.

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #273105 vancheese
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:16 pm

The problems seemed to have passed as all does now have given birth and kept the litters alive :)
Hurrah!

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #273106 doofaloofa
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Great news

2/3 of mine have droped the last few days, 10 each
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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #273107 vancheese
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:51 pm

That sucks :(

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #273109 doofaloofa
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:52 pm

Its all good

By dropped I mean given birth.

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Re: Rabbit Babies death

Post: #273118 doofaloofa
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:26 am

I'm now 3 for 3

Go Team Bunny!
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