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Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Aquaman05 » Tue May 17, 2016 7:47 pm


Doe is about 9 weeks old buck is about 7, anyone else have this happen ? I was letting them play together had to split them up because she wouldn't get off him!
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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Tue May 17, 2016 8:28 pm


It's totally normal.

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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Aquaman05 » Tue May 17, 2016 9:21 pm


Zass wrote:It's totally normal.


Ok then, thanks for the info. Seems weird so I removed her from the play area ASAP...lol

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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby ButtonsPalace » Fri May 20, 2016 12:55 pm


It's a dominance thing. She's telling him she's over him. It's no big deal. Does will do it to other does as well same goes for bucks. :)
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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby grumpy » Sun May 22, 2016 11:28 am


Aquaman05 wrote:Doe is about 9 weeks old buck is about 7, anyone else have this happen ? I was letting them play together had to split them up because she wouldn't get off him!
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Dominance/pecking order.... but---If the buck's going to be used for a
Breeder..... Isolate him. A young buck is easily intimidated in this fashion
and may well be affected in refusing to breed when he's needed. ALWAYS
use caution when placing a doe in a young bucks' pen... NEVER let the doe
dominate him OR become aggressive. Keep him safe from harm till he's
had a few dozen breeding's under his belt.

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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby wamplercathy » Sun May 22, 2016 4:20 pm


If he's going as a pet then it's not such a big deal.

BUT

If he is going into a breeding program he needs to have the confidence to do his job. A sister always whooping him can leave a mental mark.

Personally, I don't let my dogs get away with it, so I don't tolerate it in the rabbitry either. Just my thoughts.

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Re: Doe is mounting my buck ?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby foresthomemama » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:41 pm


I just had this happen when trying to mate one of my does. Its her first mating, let the buck mount her, he fell off, tried a few more times, then she started mounting him. This doe always thinks she is the boss. She totally terrorized her sister who is a very sweet girl.
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