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

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Secuono » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:16 pm


Bought some rabbits today, pretty sure the lady doesn't know how to sex them quite yet. She called a tubed rabbit a girl, while I mark those as males. Got home and both "females" have the tube shape, males in my eyes. The gray should be a boy.
I'm gonna check them again and post pics and have you guys tell me your thoughts.
Lady is coming to shave my sheep Tues/Wedns and said she will bring others to swap if it's the wrong sex.
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Re: Male or female...

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Saiyuri » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:19 pm


I'm still not very good at sexing rabbits but always look for the tube with boys and a slit with girls (could have it the wrong way around but i think thats right :P)

It is quite frustrating especially with young rabbits as I'm always second guessing myself, although not been wrong yet (as far as I know)

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Secuono » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:57 pm


Yea, triangles or slits are girls, tubes boys, that's what I go with. I haven't been wrong yet with my 5wk kits..so I need backup..lol.

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:02 pm


Those are bucks. Last pic is a doe.

Another thing to look for is the distance between the opening of the sex organ and the anus. Notice how the doe's slit almost touches it, whereas you have all that flesh between with the bucks.

Nice looking rabbits! Now if you can just get the right sex, you'll be set! :D
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Secuono » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:14 pm


Thanks! Never paid attention to the space, guess I should for additional proof of gender.

I'm wanting to keep the blue, was going to keep the gray, but he's not very nice and the blue is far prettier. =D

Sent the pics/link to her, hoping it also helps her figure out which are which in the future.

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

Post Number:#6  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:26 pm


Good idea. Your pictures are very clear and you are correct with your sexing.

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby Secuono » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:47 pm


*insert smug grin here*
Thanks MaggieJ!
I guess blurry pics is one of my pet peeves...lol.

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:15 pm


:congratulations:

You got a Sticky! :P

Way to go, Chickies! :happy2:
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Secuono » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:27 pm


Oh, now that is fancy! First Sticky for me. =D
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby MidnightCoder » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:34 pm


Good posts, great pics for people to learn what to look for. Thanks for contributing them. :)

A well deserved sticky thread.
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby Secuono » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:01 am


I've got a lone 3wk Cali kit I believe is a buck. I'll try to get a nice pic of him to confirm and share.

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Post Number:#12  Unread postby skysthelimit » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:12 am


Those picts are very nice.

I have had great success with judging kits from nearly birth, especially using the distance method. If I pull it and it's close to the anus, it's a girl.

Then there are usually one or two that I find very hard to judge, and they stay very hard up until 12-14 weeks.
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Post Number:#13  Unread postby Zuni4Rabbits » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:03 pm


Great explanation with pictures

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Post Number:#14  Unread postby MKirst » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:36 pm


Today I tried sexing my two rabbits - just to see for myself after reading how to do it.

When I bought my two rabbits I was told one is male and one is female. Now, after seeing for myself how to sex rabbits - I think both of my rabbits look like females. But, I dunno for sure. Can someone tell me if one is male and the other female - because they both look female to me. LOL Thanks.

This one is supposed to be female.
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This one is supposed to be male. But they both look the same I think.
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Post Number:#15  Unread postby MamaMandy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:51 pm


They both sure look like females to me! How old are they? The males testicles should be visible I'd say by now...if he's really a male...

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But, now that I look again and closer, there is a bit of a space between the opening and anus on the bottom pic. Maybe it is male...just very young?
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