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California rabbits producing solid black kits?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Mara » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:39 am


So a friend of mine has several litters of pure black kits, that were out of pure California rabbits. I know they were California color for at least 3 generations. Now suddenly solid black pops out?

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Re: California rabbits producing solid black kits?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:49 am


My first thought would be that an unexpected buck got involved somehow. Perhaps a child swapped rabbits around, or a loose buck managed to breed a few does through cage wire. Several litters all the same color to cali does does suggest it's probably the work of one buck who doesn't have any recessives at his c locus.

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Re: California rabbits producing solid black kits?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:07 pm


Yup, what Zass said!

Californian to Californian = 100% Californian unless they're REW. Only way to get black outa that is from an outside buck.

I've had someone trying to figure out how a tort x tort litter is half black, they're still being persistent in saying it's a tort x tort litter. Which is another impossible litter.
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Re: California rabbits producing solid black kits?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Mara » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:41 pm


Well I have several rabbits out of the same lines cali colored for at least 3 generations.. there the only ones I have. Just kindled. and yup solid black litter.. ????

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Re: California rabbits producing solid black kits?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Zass » Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:47 pm


Can you post pictures? Something isn't right. Perhaps one of your cali rabbits is an ermine?

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