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macksmom98 wrote:What I find even more confusing is that supposedly multiple covers are better, but really the doe has the most effect on the size of litter.....I read that on a post I had been commenting on here a while back. I took from it that to get the best chances of a good litter, you need a doe that will have a lot of eggs and multiple fall offs combined, but if you don't it doesn't mean you won't have a nice litter.
Yes, but lets say better safe than sorry. And, for the bucks sake, there is no harm if he gladly cleans his pipe thoroughly
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Having now done the rabbit calculator (in another thread) and been reliably informed that I need more does I will be setting up more cages this week. Will be keeping two of my Angora project as meat mutts instead of Angoras and will try them with the different bucks breeding method.
Its funny how many different ways one gets with rabbits and all of them right if it gives one kits.
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Also I want to say that both of the times the second buck was the same, the one who decided to get scrappy. I might be mis-remembering but I want to say both times was that stupid black mini lop buck who turned into an all around buttface and was gone quickly.
So it might be particular bucks that don't go for that either. I do know that the first time I did the two buck trick was with a mutt buck of unknown age. I wanted to see if he would get a successful litter and the doe at the time I didn't mind if she didn't take. the bucks cages were right next to each other and I took the doe to the young buck, who was half interested but totally confused.. poor guy.. So I took her to the older proven buck and let them go at it a moment but retrieved the doe before he could get lined up. The older buck wasn't happy with that but he got another girlfriend when I was finished
The doe then went back over to the young buck and had a couple successful fall offs once I nudged his butt over so he was on her and facing the right way! hahaha.
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- maybe this is why I have never had a buck attack a doe after being bred by his competitor. [but of course I raise "meat mutts" not designer rabbits...]
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