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Offline StarlaBlaze

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Odd Question
« on: August 08, 2011, 08:12:26 AM »
I know this is an odd question, but is it easy to tell a male bunny from a female? Ive only ever had one and was really unsure what it was, i just assumed it was a female because of the way it acted.

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Re: Odd Question
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 08:43:02 AM »
My mom thought she had a male til it was time to be neutered....

Offline applecavy

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Re: Odd Question
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 12:16:35 PM »
No, rabbits are notoriously difficult to sex.
Your best bet is to go to someone who actually trust to know what they're doing, or the vet.

I mean, I'm sure you can look up something online, but I'd just go to the vet.
Like to have a check up anyway.  :yelcutelaugh:

Offline StarlaBlaze

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Re: Odd Question
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 02:05:05 PM »
I'll probably take the bunny to the vet after i get it, for a check up, and have them sex it for me, then i can name him/her. My first bunny went thru several names because we were unsure of her sex. lol she went from Thumper, to Playboy, to RabbyAbby, and finally BunnyFoo

Offline JessicasZooCrew

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Re: Odd Question
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 03:49:58 PM »
I can sex bunnies at 10-12 days. IMO, it's not hard. You GENTLY press on the area - if a tube with a small slit on the top comes out, it's a boy - if a wide gap shows, it's a girl! Now, there is a condition called split penis which can totally confuse you on the sex. I have seen cases of split penis (while clerking at rabbit shows) that are so severe they appear to be does. The only way you can tell on those is the testicles - however, in the jr class, testicles do not have to be present (and don't always drop the first few months) so I have seen "does" when their breed as jr's and then turn out to be bucks with split penis. Totally sucks. And a (responsible) breeder will discontinue that line and place everyone that could carry the genetic disorder as pets.

Anyway, you can google for pictures online that should give you an idea of how to sex the rabbit =) If you want, you can try and sex the rabbit in question and have someone take a picture - I should be able to tell. Just email it to me at holdjessi@aol.com.

 
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