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2 fathers 1 litter? Can this happen?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:55 pm


So basically I have been baby deprived for about 3 months and thought it best that today I shall pair my 2 pedigreed hollands. I struggled with pregnancies through the giant cage dividers (It's 3 cages than can have the dividers removed and they bred through the dividers) So I figured to put all my males in here, none of course in the same cage, but they tried to breed each other through the wore dividers. Anyway, I brought my doe over to buck 1s cage and had 4 fall offs in about 10 minutes. My dog wanted in so he could go to the back yard area so I turned my back to open the door. Well, the neighbor, buck 2, managed to jump 2 feet! and had a fall off with my doe in 2 seconds! I've never had this happen and am slightly concerned that he might father part of the litter. Not sure if this is possible, mainly because buck 1 landed 4 fall offs a few minutes before buck 2 jumped in. Is this possible overall?

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Re: 2 fathers 1 litter? Can this happen?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:58 am


It is quite possible, ...
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Re: 2 fathers 1 litter? Can this happen?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:40 am


It's definitely possible, particularly in rabbits.

If the bucks are different colors you may be able to guess whose kits are whose and if indeed some are the second buck's kits.
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Re: 2 fathers 1 litter? Can this happen?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:40 pm


Well one buck is by far dominant broken, the only other color he throws is when he is pared with my blue eyed black which then I have about a 10% chance for albino but I can't seem to trace which side that's from.

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:22 am


Well if the other buck is solid(not broken) than any broken kit is definitely offspring of the broken buck. Solid kits could be from either buck.

Albino(red-eyed white) is a recessive gene which means both the broken buck and the blue-eyed black doe carry it if they produce REW kits.
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