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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Are Does a Myth?

UGH. I was just telling someone the other day how buck heavy I am.

I went out and sexed the babies- 13 bucks, 1 doe. I even told Tim "I think I've forgotten how to sex the babies!" There are two that may, possibly, maybe, do a sex switch on me, since they are kind of young, but I really doubt it.

13 bucks. Whole litters of nothing BUT bucks. Usually my litters run extremely close to 50/50. Not this time.


I guess that means in a few months I'm going to have to do some TOUGH culls on my boys. Move out some seniors to make room for the up and coming bucks and of course, choose through the litters. Some of these litters are with new lines, so I'm not sure how they develop yet. I think I'll go on and choose at 8 weeks, then grow them out a bit while monitoring their development. By the time the shows start up in the Fall again, I'll have a very good idea of who I can let go.

13 bucks- worst luck ever!

Keep's Rabbitry


Dru Shepherd said...

If you put a drop of apple cider vinegar in both the buck and the does water for a week before breeding you will get mostly does. When I remember to do it, it works great. Last 3 litters: 2 does, 4 does & 1 buck, 5 does.-Dru

Keep said...

I have NEVER heard that!! How wild, I'll try that this next go round, thanks :D