Can mix breed rabbits live together?

Can mix breed rabbits live together?

Rabbits are naturally sociable, so they need companionship of their own kind. It is easiest if rabbits are kept together from birth, but rabbits less than 12 weeks old will usually live together happily. The best combination is a neutered male and a neutered female.

What happens when you mix rabbit breeds?

The problem with crossbreeding lies in the genetics of each breed. By crossbreeding there is a great deal of risk that a genetic default could be brought into the breed. Although the first breeding may produce an animal that conforms, it may actually carry a recessive gene that later appears in subsequent generations.

Can two different rabbit breeds mate?

Pet rabbits of different breeds can mate as long as they are of similar enough size to be able to successfully complete the act of mating. Bunnies born to different breeds of parents are called mixed breeds or crossbreeds and they are quite common and popular as pets.

How do you tell if bunnies are fighting or playing?

Little nips followed by a jump back is one such way in which rabbits play. Whether fighting or playing, rabbits will exhibit behaviours that may give out cues for you to know and understand. When they play together, one bunny may initiate nipping the other one so as to seek its attention.

What’s the best way to breed a rabbit?

A good rule of thumb is to mate rabbits of the same breed to each other rather than cross-breeding large and small breeds. And never breed kits from the same kindling with each other. However, a doe can be bred back to the buck who produced her, and the same goes for bucks and the does.

Is there such thing as a mixed breed rabbit?

However, the rabbit society does not recognize all the mixed-breed rabbits. Numerous rabbit owners have tested breeding rabbits of various breeds and have beautiful kittens. Only sometimes these rabbits are recognized as a new breed, and often no official recognition is given due to many factors.

How often do you leave rabbits together to breed?

Leave the breeding pair together for half an hour. You want to give the rabbits time to mate, preferably 2-3 times. Having them mate multiple times can help with the litter size and the success of the breeding.

When do you breed a rabbit after kindling?

Many commercial rabbit producers will breed does back 14 to 21 days after kindling. A 35-day breed-back schedule is recommended. You can shorten the interval between kindling and breeding as you gain experience. However, intensive breeding programs may increase the number of does culled (put down) annually due to “burn out”.