Buck not recessive

Understand why your rabbits behave the way they do - and what you can do about it.
Posts: 1
Joined: October 10, 2020
Thanks: 0
Thanked: 0 in 0 post
BunnyBucks: 10.00

Buck not recessive

Post Number:#1  Unread postby macksnow » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:12 pm

Hello all,

This is my first time breeding rabbits, and my rabbits first times too and I'm curious and could use some opinions..

I put my doe (1 yr) with my buck (6 months).
It took him a minute to get ready and he tried and tried. He had some times where it looked like it was successful but no fall off, he would just stop. My doe was really well behaved and sat there for him, tail up. They were fine together and I left them in there for about an hour and watched. Seeing as he was not experienced, he would hump her face quite a lot and move around.
I couldn't tell if he had done his deed... After the hour mark he was not interested at all, I tried neutral space, table- nothing, he wasn't interested.

I had thought maybe it was the doe? Put in one of my younger does and he didn't do ANTYHING. They just chilled out. I may try again tonight and later tomorrow until I see an actual fall-off that I can confirm. Any thoughts?

3 years of membership3 years of membership3 years of membership
User avatar
Posts: 239
Joined: September 20, 2017
Location: California
United States of America Female
Thanks: 55
Thanked: 55 in 49 posts
BunnyBucks: 1,526.00

Re: Buck not recessive

Post Number:#2  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:56 pm

He's probably just tired. I have a buck like this and once he has a falloff he needs 15 minutes before breeding again. Just keep trying and give them both a break every hour until it works.

Site Supporter
7 years of membership7 years of membership7 years of membership7 years of membership7 years of membership7 years of membership7 years of membership
User avatar
Posts: 6347
Joined: October 6, 2013
Location: northwest PA
United States of America
Thanks: 1880
Thanked: 1758 in 1419 posts
BunnyBucks: 32,703.00

Re: Buck not recessive

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Zass » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:15 pm

Inexperience could be an issue. Most bucks are ready by 6 months, but there are always outliers. I would say just keep trying him, also, mark the date of any breeding attempts, as does have been known to get pregnant without noticeable falloff.

The following user would like to thank Zass for this post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest