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dumblepaws
25-08-2014, 05:50 PM
So - i have no intention of ever breeding I promise, and my neutered brother and sister bunnies would struggle to become parents anyway and I'm not allowed any more and don't have the time to properly look after any more

But i like science and would be interested to learn more about rabbit genetics - like what happens when you mix different colours or different breeds or which recessive genes can cause problems - stuff like the white bit on some bunnies' noses meaning they have the REW(? is that right?) gene - and the problems that different breeds have and issues with mating close relatives, and whether if you breed a crinkly eared bun with a straight eared one which takes precedence and same with uppy/loppy ears, and which colours are dominant etc

Is there somewhere i can find out more? Like a good book, or internet site or anything?

vee-jay
25-08-2014, 05:52 PM
http://www.miniaturelops.com/genetics.html


http://www.debmark.com/rabbits/genetics.htm

:)

Theres loads of other sites too, most are pretty good and explain everything.

dumblepaws
25-08-2014, 06:07 PM
http://www.miniaturelops.com/genetics.html


http://www.debmark.com/rabbits/genetics.htm

:)

Theres loads of other sites too, most are pretty good and explain everything.

I love the one that says "Genetics" "More Genetics" "Even More Genetics" and "And Even More Genetics" - should keep me quiet for a little while :)

thank you!

Jack's-Jane
25-08-2014, 06:12 PM
I am really struggling with genetics !! I keep reading the same thing over and over again but it just wont sink in :oops:

SarahP
25-08-2014, 06:12 PM
I don't think that's a controversial question at all. A controversial activity maybe, but we'd all benefit from knowing more about genetics, I expect.

Jack's-Jane
25-08-2014, 06:14 PM
I don't think that's a controversial question at all. A controversial activity maybe, but we'd all benefit from knowing more about genetics, I expect.

:thumb:

esupi
25-08-2014, 06:44 PM
DemiS wrote some very long and informative posts on this a few years ago and copied them into another thread maybe earlier this year. I can have a look when I get home as on phone currently.

dumblepaws
26-08-2014, 10:24 PM
Thanks - will see if I can track them down
Is really interesting :)

Sarah1989
26-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Can't help you with bunnies, but I know quite a bit about royal python morphs from my snake breeding days :lol:


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esupi
27-08-2014, 07:45 AM
I just had a look but can't find those posts from DemiS. I bet she could put her hand on them if you PM her though.