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Trimming fur before breeding longhairs?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby a7736100 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:42 am


I see a lot of fur which may or may not block the penis. Is it necessary to trim the female's vent area or have nature taken care of this?

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Re: Trimming fur before breeding longhairs?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:32 am


I've bred rabbits with jersey wooly type fur without trimming and they were fine.
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Re: Trimming fur before breeding longhairs?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:49 pm


The rabbits here are English angora and we always breed right after they've had their wool harvested. They get such a heavy dense coat on them that if they weren't trimmed the mating couldn't occur.

Here's Sydney (the agouti) and Suzie (the REW) before their haircuts: ImageImage

Here's the same two bunnies after their haircuts:
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With a full angora coat, sometimes it's best to trim both the prospective new parents before letting them meet up with each other.
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