Posts Tagged: Babies

Know your litters when they arrive

Occasionally one of a litter turns out to be a complete mystery as regards colour and very possible not a colour that is kept in a particular rabbitry. It is likely, therefore, that it will not be recognisable to the less experienced angora breeder.¬†This year I had two blue-creams in a litter of sooty-fawns and… Read more »

Breeding rabbits for show

If you have acquired a pair of angoras (buck and doe) from a reputable breeder and you have checked that they are up to the standard set by the British Rabbit Council (BRC), are old enough (about eight months upwards) and are fit and well. Then you introduce the doe to the bucks cage. If… Read more »

Problems with Babies in the nest

There can be problems with baby angora’s in the nest, so here is a quick post on what to look out for. Check for fur tangled around legs, or neck. This should be cut off as soon as you notice otherwise it could result in loss of a limb or death. It is important to… Read more »

Mating and breeding angora rabbits

Only healthy rabbits should be mated. Malocclusion of teeth and congenital eye problems are hereditary and rabbits with these problems should not be bred from. Rabbits should not be mated until full maturity at 8 months old. Most breeders wait until the doe is about nine to ten months, and then only if the doe… Read more »

Problems with breeding

Breeding Angora rabbits and the problems When the doe is ready to produce it is down to her and it is not always straight forward. The doe produces a litter, but often can scatter babies across the hutch during this process, especially if she is a first time mother. If she has made a nest… Read more »

Babies

The birth of babies is an anxious time. ¬†Once the doe has given birth, lift her out carefully if she will let you. Remove any dead babies, and return warm stragglers to the nest. Chilled babies found out of the nest can be picked up with hands rubbed in the doe’s litter and warmed carefully…. Read more »