Breeding rabbits

Rabbit, Deilenaar, Rabbit FamilyLearn this here nowThe breeding stock should be selected when they reach 4 to 5 months old. The breeder should be selected from the biggest litter. In males, it’s very essential to see the existence of two testicles in the scrotum as testicles descend down in the body cavity at 12 months old. Extensive Sort of reproduction:-
Weaning here practiced is 5 to 6 months and re-breeding soon after weaning. Does are therefore mated once every 2.5 months. This is the best suited for tropical countries like India.
2. Semi intensive reproduction
Weaning is practiced at 4-5 weeks old. Intensive reproduction
Weaning is at 4 weeks old. Mating is performed immediately after kindling. Usually this practice is followed in western countries.
Always females should be placed to the pencil of male to prevent fighting. Mating should be done during coolest portion of the day like early morning or late night. After successful mating the male usually generates a normal cry noise and falls down on one side of the female. Soon after the mating the male one needs to be removed from the cage. The male should not be more than 3 to 4 times in a week and not more than 2 to 3 times a day. The ratio of male to female is 1:10. Both genders should reach 70 percent of their adult body weight.
The breeding season is almost throughout year. But in India, fall stress is encountered during hot weather.
Signals of heat in females
1. Restlessness, Rubbing the chin on the sides of the cage. They are spontaneous ovulators. Ovulation starts 10 hours after mating.
4. In heat, the female bunny accepts male, otherwise it rejects.
5. In warmth, the female assumes a typical pose known as”lordosis” where the back is arched downward and hind quarter is increased.
6. The female one in di-estrous phage crouch at the corner of the cage.
7. After kindling (parturition), the re breeding happens after a week in intensive management. But normally re-mating is shown one week before weaning.
8. When temperature rises above 36 degree centigrade, temporary sterility occurs.

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