Breeding

by Rachel
(Yorkshire)

Hello
My friend and I are thinking of breeding our bunnies with a view to keeping the babies. Is it okay to breed a dwarf lop doe and a mini lop buck? Thanks

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Mar 01, 2015
Minilop Breeding
by: Brooke

Breeding these two together is not a problem, but if you want to breed for the market, pure minilops sell like hotcakes. If you can get a good breeding pair or two of minilops you will make significantly more money. Also, look for minilops with some genetic colour variations as this makes for interesting babies. Just the word purebred is a selling point. I have had little success trying to sell crossbreeds and minilops seem to be the most popular. If your a new breeder, remember to separate your breeding pair once you suspect the female is pregnant. Signs such as pulling fur means it's pretty close & prepare a nest ahead of time. Quick turnaround @ 30days. But do not start breeding again until kits are fully weaned @ 8 weeks.

Mar 01, 2015
Minilop Breeding
by: Anonymous

Breeding these two together is not a problem, but if you want to breed for the market, pure minilops sell like hotcakes. If you can get a good breeding pair or two of minilops you will make significantly more money. Also, look for minilops with some genetic colour variations as this makes for interesting babies. Just the word purebred is a selling point. I have had little success trying to sell crossbreeds and minilops seem to be the most popular. If your a new breeder, remember to separate your breeding pair once you suspect the female is pregnant. Signs such as pulling fur means it's pretty close & prepare a nest ahead of time. Quick turnaround @ 30days. But do not start breeding again until kits are fully weaned @ 8 weeks.

Jul 12, 2014
Mixed Breed Temperament
by: Ebunn

There's no such breed as a Dwarf Lop. ( at least I've never heard of it) If someone told you that's what it is then they either confused the name with a Mini-Lop OR it's already a mixed breed combo of a Mini-Lop & a Netherland Dwarf. Either way, as long as the buck is for sure a "Mini"-Lop and not a Standard Lop, you should be fine. You just don't want to breed a much larger buck to a tiny doe as there can be serius complications.

I do feel compelled however, to say that personally, I don't much like to see breeds mixed in such a manner. They can be a bit harder to find homes for, but if you're gonna keep them all it won't matter. As far as temperament, I've never ever heard of mixed breeds being any different than purebreds.

Good Luck!

Jun 26, 2014
breeding
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if this is correct, but I read somewhere that mix rabbit breeds tend to be more aggressive. I could be wrong.

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