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    They were. Beatrice ( their Mum) was a Black Otter and Seamus ( their Dad ) was a Caster. Bea had 4 Black Otters and 4 Casters xx
    Waaaittt so the parents don't have to be the same to produce more of them? Idk why I assumed the parents would both need to be the same colour... And how comes they didn't come out a mix of both buns? That's really cool!


    Obviously mine are all neutered and I don't do breeding. But if Atticus and Penelope had kits, could some of them look like her and some like him? Or could that happen but also you could get a weird mix of the two? (that'd be a hilarious mix tbf )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Waaaittt so the parents don't have to be the same to produce more of them? Idk why I assumed the parents would both need to be the same colour... And how comes they didn't come out a mix of both buns? That's really cool!


    Obviously mine are all neutered and I don't do breeding. But if Atticus and Penelope had kits, could some of them look like her and some like him? Or could that happen but also you could get a weird mix of the two? (that'd be a hilarious mix tbf )

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    To get a Rex coat both Rabbits need to carry the Rex gene, so Penelope would need to carry it. Coat colour depends on Dominant and Recessive genes. For example agouti (Caster is in the agouti category) is a dominant gene and it only takes one parent to carry an agouti gene to produce agouti kits. That's about all I know !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    To get a Rex coat both Rabbits need to carry the Rex gene, so Penelope would need to carry it. Coat colour depends on Dominant and Recessive genes. For example agouti (Caster is in the agouti category) is a dominant gene and it only takes one parent to carry an agouti gene to produce agouti kits. That's about all I know !
    That's actually really interesting I don't know anything about genetics tbh


    I love that it was 4 like the mum and 4 like the dad though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    That's actually really interesting I don't know anything about genetics tbh


    I love that it was 4 like the mum and 4 like the dad though

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    Initially I had to use a blob of different coloured food dye in the ears of the kits who looked identical !! Once I got to know their individual characters it was easy to tell them apart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Initially I had to use a blob of different coloured food dye in the ears of the kits who looked identical !! Once I got to know their individual characters it was easy to tell them apart.


    Yea Atticus and Clementine looked so similar at 12 weeks old, I could tell them apart after about a week, but at vet visits we'd flip them over to check who was who, just to be sure! Although Atticus was declared female by 4 different vets I was convinced he was male though good job too, because otherwise I might have been in a right mess.. And then the kits might have got Clementines knee issues... I'm not sure how many rabbits I could care for having knee surgeries at the same time one was enough!

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    Emily was one of 4 Rabbits I took in from a local person who's Rabbits had an accidental litter due to the person thinking that both of her kids Rabbits were female.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Emily was one of 4 Rabbits I took in from a local person who's Rabbits had an accidental litter due to the person thinking that both of her kids Rabbits were female.

    I don't remember seeing Emily before. She was very glossy

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    Emily are all black bunnies glossy always?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Emily are all black bunnies glossy always?
    No Black Bunny is as glossy as your Rudey !! I swear he must use Brylcreem on his fur


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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Waaaittt so the parents don't have to be the same to produce more of them? Idk why I assumed the parents would both need to be the same colour... And how comes they didn't come out a mix of both buns? That's really cool!


    Obviously mine are all neutered and I don't do breeding. But if Atticus and Penelope had kits, could some of them look like her and some like him? Or could that happen but also you could get a weird mix of the two? (that'd be a hilarious mix tbf )

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    I had two netherland dwarf bunnies. The mom was orange and dad was a siamese smoke pearl. Mom gave birth to one nd chinchilla color bun and one nd black bun.
    If a baby inherits a dwarf gene from both parents they do not survive.
    Genetics on bunny coats and color is very complex. Multiple genes are involved,some dilute color, others determine banding in fur,fur type like jane mentioned,or pattern on coat.

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