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Breeding in colony

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Jimei126 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:40 pm


Im new to rabbits, and am still doing preliminary research to find out what is possible, and what isn't.

If the buck is loose in a colony, couldn't he mount and impregnate an already pregnant doe a second time, such that, at the same time she is pregnant with two separate litters?

Is this a problem? Or am I just misunderstanding things.

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Re: Breeding in colony

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Brody » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:43 am


he could but most does won't stand for a breeding very long after they are "caught" the first the time
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Re: Breeding in colony

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Anntann » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:52 am


The does in my colonies get VERY aggressive with the buck after they settle (are pregnant). The buck gets the hint and leaves them alone, or just lays next to them and grooms.

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Re: Breeding in colony

Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:46 pm


I think perhaps rabbits in a colony are more laid back about breeding. They have a social structure - and extended family - and work out what is okay and what isn't okay. Certainly breeding is under the control of the doe... and she will get nasty with a persistent buck if she does not want to breed. Fortunately, in a colony, there is room for the buck to get away when he finally gets the message, so there is no reason for bloodshed.
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Re: Breeding in colony

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Jimei126 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:04 pm


Very interesting. Thanks.

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