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    Okay now I am totally lost because Boy is starting fight with the other two and I think they are also males but need some expert advice! Thank you in advance!

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    Rabbit 4 is a male definitely, I think black Rabbit 1 is a female, for the 2 and 3 I really need help, please please please they all look so similar to me, one moment I think they are males, other moment females.
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    I'm not an expert in sexing rabbits, but bumping this up for you in the hope that someone can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olala* View Post
    Okay now I am totally lost because Boy is starting fight with the other two and I think they are also males but need some expert advice! Thank you in advance!

    Rabbit 1



    Rabbit 2



    Rabbit 3



    Rabbit 4



    Rabbit 4 is a male definitely, I think black Rabbit 1 is a female, for the 2 and 3 I really need help, please please please they all look so similar to me, one moment I think they are males, other moment females.
    Impossible to be 100% certain from a photo on the internet, but I'd say Rabbit 2 is Male and Rabbit 3 is Female.


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    Thank you for your support and bumping my thread too, since they are a bit older now it is clearly seen that only Rabbit 4 is a male and the other three are females.

    Now, I've separated male as soon as I noticed that he's humping Rabbit 1 but today I've decided to check her belly and believe it or not but I can feel little moving marbles in her belly. I am not terribly experienced but I really can feel there moving babies inside her belly. She is almost 13 weeks now and they were separated more than a week ago, also if babies already moving it means by me that she's going to kindle pretty soon, maybe 1-2 weeks?

    I have no idea so she's got pregnant at 10-11 weeks then. In this litter they were 4 babies and Rabbit 1 and rabbit 4 were much larger than the other two, also all the kits were very strong and well growing, ate well, were very good at toilet training and they basically left their nest box on day 14.

    She's looking strong and healthy she's bigger than others but she's not her full size yet much smaller than her mother. So she's going to have babies at about 15 weeks I believe, do you think it would be dangerous for her or just leave it as is and watch her and hopefully she'll be alright? She's actually gorgeous I wanted to keep her since she was born and now I must keep her for another two-three months at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olala* View Post
    Thank you for your support and bumping my thread too, since they are a bit older now it is clearly seen that only Rabbit 4 is a male and the other three are females.

    Now, I've separated male as soon as I noticed that he's humping Rabbit 1 but today I've decided to check her belly and believe it or not but I can feel little moving marbles in her belly. I am not terribly experienced but I really can feel there moving babies inside her belly. She is almost 13 weeks now and they were separated more than a week ago, also if babies already moving it means by me that she's going to kindle pretty soon, maybe 1-2 weeks?

    I have no idea so she's got pregnant at 10-11 weeks then. In this litter they were 4 babies and Rabbit 1 and rabbit 4 were much larger than the other two, also all the kits were very strong and well growing, ate well, were very good at toilet training and they basically left their nest box on day 14.

    She's looking strong and healthy she's bigger than others but she's not her full size yet much smaller than her mother. So she's going to have babies at about 15 weeks I believe, do you think it would be dangerous for her or just leave it as is and watch her and hopefully she'll be alright? She's actually gorgeous I wanted to keep her since she was born and now I must keep her for another two-three months at least.
    I would honestly be astounded if she was fertile at 10-11 weeks. Are you 100% certain of the ages of the first litter ? Could there actually have been 2 litters born 4 weeks apart ?

    It certainly is not ideal that a Doe is pregnant at such a young age, not only for the implication on her own health but also on her ability to care for a litter. She may not build a nest and she may scatter the kits (if she is pregnant). Then there are the significant health implications when 'inbreeding' occurs. With a huge chunk of luck what you are feeling may be fecal poos in the intestines.Do you know any experienced Breeders who could offer you support and advice to try to at least establish 'damage limitation' ? Have you booked the Bucks in for neutering ?


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    This was my first litter of four kits so I am sure about their age I can be wrong about what I am feeling there as you say it can be just her poos but it feels like they are bigger than normal poos and when I place them between my fingers I can feel they are moving like little froggies inside. But it can be just my imagination of course.

    This thread was created on 27th June so that was when I separated them so if she is pregnant it's more than 11 days now because I've noticed him humping her a couple days before that but since they were very young I didn't pay attention just on that day I examined them and found that his testicles were partially dropped so I separated him. I should have separated them earlier but it was my first experience and I thought they are safe until week 12-14. Also it wasn't clear how many boys are there because rabbit 2 definitely looked like a boy as well, just the other two were a bit smaller and I wasn't sure.

    They were 12 weeks on Friday.

    I am just going to wait and see it will be max two weeks if she is really pregnant, hopefully I am just wrong and there are just poos moving in her belly. I will keep you updated.

    She's feeling good eats well her poo is perfect she's in with the two her sisters and acting like normal very nice and friendly rabbit. A bit fatter than her sisters but still active and playful. She likes being handled as well, very good rabbit.

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    Palpated again and the marbles are not getting any bigger so think that's just her poos false alarm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olala* View Post
    Palpated again and the marbles are not getting any bigger so think that's just her poos false alarm!
    Thank goodness ! Are you 100% certain that Rabbit 2 is female ??..............


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    You know what I am still not 100% sure.

    They are 13 weeks now, Rabbit 1 black she has an adult size vagina, Rabbit 4 has fully dropped testicles and sprays on walls etc, the other two are a bit smaller and they were born smaller, not small they are good size already same as was their mother same age but I checked again all three and it looks like a donut first but when I push nothing comes out, here I took new pics today.

    Black No 1 started showing dominance and sometimes mounting the other two, sometimes they are all circling generally two whites are grooming each other and her too, they are quite nice to each other when coming to drink from bottles they have two but trying to drink from same and putting their head under the other's chin.

    No 1 black


    No 2 white with black spots




    No 3 white

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    females usually can become pregnant around 4-5 months old, it can vary and its generally advised to separate long before that. its also not advisable to breed them around that age as they're still pretty young, they're still growing and maturing. it would be a bit of a miracle for a female rabbit to become pregnant at her age!! I learned that from my friend is a rescue and is often dealing with litters of rabbits, because they know what they're doing and do it hundreds of times the babies stay together (away from mom, but siblings of both sexed mixed together). boys are then neutered at about 13 weeks old and girls later when they've done growing. she's the one that brought up the sexual maturity of rabbits of females to me as I questioned her. but as I said they neuter at an earlier age than most would.

    of course; not something I'd suggest the usual person to do, but I guess thats because they're more experienced and have access to a vet.

    it might be worth seeing if you could access a rabbit savvy vet to sex them. you'd get a pretty firm answer from them. online its hard to tell and pictures are blurry, plus then theres no inbreeding or accidental litters!
    rabbits are like angels; they have a way of finding people that need them, and filling an emptiness they didn't even know they had.

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