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New Broken Red New Zealand Buck

Post Number:#1  Unread postby UFCreel » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:54 am


Well i picked him up from a show home several months ago. He is not show able due to broken tail. He won a couple shows and then a judge found his broken tail. Although his sisters and parents have done really well at all the shows. He has been in quarantine since. Well yesterday i decided it was time to pair him up with one of my Red New Zealand does. He is 8 months, the doe is 3 years. She comes out of some top show rabbits also. I don't show. Just raise them for meat. At ten or eleven weeks the kits are always at 5 lbs plus. He is sweet once you get hands on with him. But other wise always just sits in the back of the cage hunched up if you are looking at him. So i took my doe and stuck her back end against his cage. He came right over for a good sniff. Opened the door set her in and it was on. He did his job in record time. He even was cool with getting his head scratched for about a minute. Then back to the back of the cage. No coaxing would bring him for more head scratches. My doe has always had 8 kits, with every litter she has ever had. So will be keeping a good eye on her. Nest box goes in on November 28.

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Re: New Broken Red New Zealand Buck

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Dood » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:55 am


Excellent !

It's always refreshing when a plan goes as expectedvand wishing that your luck countinues and your get a litter in 30 days or so :)

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Re: New Broken Red New Zealand Buck

Post Number:#3  Unread postby UFCreel » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:26 am


Thank You. My other Red New Zealand buck does not mess around ether. I have found it good to let them sniff through the cage a bit. Put them in and let nature take its coarse. But after a couple of minutes. If it is not happening i bring the doe out and let the buck get a good sniff again. I then Stick the does back end in first hold her head and put my hand under her to lift her up. I have found this works extremely well.

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Re: New Broken Red New Zealand Buck

Post Number:#4  Unread postby faiththequeen » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:53 am


Good job, buddy! Red NZ are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the popples :)
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