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Re: Male or female...this is how you tell them apart!

Post Number:#31  Unread postby TMTex » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:17 pm


Thanks for the pics! They really help. Now, maybe I'll be able to tell mine apart when they arrive. :)
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Post Number:#32  Unread postby Secuono » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:25 pm


TMTex wrote:Thanks for the pics! They really help. Now, maybe I'll be able to tell mine apart when they arrive. :)


If you can't, just post pics in your own thread and we can help you out.

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Post Number:#33  Unread postby Rhapsody » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:14 pm


Thank you so much for the pics at the beginning of this post.... I now know the bunny I just took in is a boy and not a girl like its owner for the last year thought he was.... lol. and that also explains the reason why he has been doing a lot of circling around me since we brought him home... I am assuming he is becoming sexually mature being that he is 15 months old. I look forward to learning about my new bunny as I read thru the post here on the forums.

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Post Number:#34  Unread postby Secuono » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:20 pm


He's past reaching maturity, he's more likely just marking you and trying to woo you. If it bothers you or he gets too aggressive with it, neutering him may help chill him out some.
Glad the pics helped!

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Post Number:#35  Unread postby Kyle@theHeathertoft » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:36 pm


My kits are just a day or two old...and I'm going crazy trying to figure out if one is a buck or doe, LOL!!! Can't wait til they are a liiiiitle older. ;)
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Post Number:#36  Unread postby ramblingrabbit » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:47 pm


Nice pics, thanks!

I can't be sure while their still in the nest--but even as a newbie I found it pretty easy to tell starting at 4 weeks, maybe even a little earlier--once I learned how. I think maybe a lot of people are afraid of pressing firmly enough to clearly expose the genitalia for fear of hurting the buns (I know I was). This site also helped me greatly: http://www.raising-rabbits.com/sexing-rabbits.html

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Re: Male or female...this is how you tell them apart!

Post Number:#37  Unread postby 2 bun-owner » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:08 am


Again I'm new. :) as I understand
Sexing can be hard to do if you
Don't do it right? I hear tht if
You push down too hard it can
Be mistaken? If I didn't know
For sure that I had a doe and a buck
Don't know if I really could tell.

When do the bucks get the testical sac?
Does that come right away or does it
Develop with the rabbit? Sorry if
This is a stupid question. :)

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Post Number:#38  Unread postby Secuono » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:37 am


When they start reaching maturity they drop. Anywhere from 4 to 6mo. Easier to see them on a new rabbit by just looking through the bottom of the cage, you'll see two pink bean shaped things. Well, maybe they would be a different color if the skin is different, my black furred rabbits have pink skin. :/

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Post Number:#39  Unread postby 2 bun-owner » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:08 am


[quote="Secuono"]When they start reaching maturity they drop. Anywhere from 4 to 6mo. Easier to see them on a new rabbit by just looking through the bottom of the cage, you'll see two pink bean shaped things. Well, maybe they would be a different color if the skin is different, my black furred rabbits have pink skin. :/



Ok, thank you! I have
A buck that has black fur and
Also has pink " beans" lol.

It's good to know when they will drop
As I think I'm expecting a litter. :)

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Wow, I can see (for some people) it can
Be hard to sex them. Sometimes like
Someone mentioned that it can be
Mistaken if pulled too hard. I will
Defiantly will be needing help as
I think I'm expecting a litter. :)

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Post Number:#40  Unread postby gedope1981 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:30 am


Now I know. Thanks.

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Post Number:#41  Unread postby forBonnie » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:26 pm


Great explanation and pictures to go along with it. I can sex most pets, even rat pups on the day they're born, but rabbits have always been tough for me. This was very informative :)

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Post Number:#42  Unread postby prairie dog » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:34 pm


Even after all these years I'm terrible at sexing kits. Over the summer I had a litter that I retained one doe from, a gorgeous baby that I wanted to use as a replacement for her mother since mama was getting up in years. That doe grew like mad, and was just lovely. It wasn't until she sat up to get a bit of carrot from me and I saw her beans that I realized I had a Lola on my hands. Walked like a lady but ... yeah. I'm still face palming over that one.

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Post Number:#43  Unread postby Ramjet » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:33 pm


Maybe its just me , but it seems all the images in this thread are gone .... Maybe it needs some new ones ?!
Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back its still a bit fuzzy.

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Post Number:#44  Unread postby Teddy2511 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:54 am


Where have all the pictures gone?
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Post Number:#45  Unread postby Sagebrush » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:24 pm


I am also wondering where the pics could have gone. I was hoping with the move and the update it might have brought them back.

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