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Breeding colors together help!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby livlovebunnies » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:31 am


Im new to breeding mini lops and i want to breed some of my does. I have 2 frosted pearl does and was wondering what color buck should i use? I want to show them only for 4h though. So is theres certain colors that shouldn't be bred together?
Can I use a Broken Chestnut buck on my frosted pearls? I can't find any frosted pearl bucks what other color can I use! Please help! :troll: :troll:

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Re: Breeding colors together help!

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:34 pm


You can use a broken chestnut. Mini lops aren't super strict on color, and they accept almost anything.
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Re: Breeding colors together help!

Post Number:#3  Unread postby livlovebunnies » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:51 pm


Thank you! Do you think babies would be 4h showable? And what about new zealands what colors can be bred together? I have a broken black, white with black ears and nose and a red new zealand any suggestions on what color buck to use?

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby SableSteel » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:13 pm


If the parents were show quality, theres a good chance the babies may be.

NZ are bit harsher with their colors. You should only breed the broken black to a solid black, and you should only breed the red to a red or broken red. additionally, whites should only be bred to whites. If you mix colors, you could get unshowable varieties like chestnut and steel.
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