February 22, 2016

New Buck

We have a new buck in our rabbitry.

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When you keep rabbits, or any animal for that matter, you have to periodically add new bloodlines to avoid any in-breeding. As we decide to keep young females to replace the older ones, we then encounter the problem of them being the daughters of the male they would be breeding with. So the simple answer is to get a new buck, and that is what we did.

His name is Dunbar. He’s a beautiful, grey Dutch mix (not as small as normal Dutch rabbits, but with the same telltale white band on his neck). He has been in quarantine for the last couple of weeks, just in case he carried any noticeable disease from his previous residence, but he seems very healthy so today will be his first time with one of our ladies.

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