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>I cant get the other 2 does breed, I keep thinking they are, but when there due dates come around there is nothing.<

Are you watching the breeding to ensure that the does accepted the buck? If the buck doesn't fall over or give some indication of having made actual contact, then, the breeding did not take place.

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The problem may not be the buck, but the doe(s), instead. They need to "lift" in order for him to gain access. Just because they are rabbits *doesn't* mean that the does will always be ready to breed! Bucks are always ready, but not the does. You can check the doe's receptiveness beforehand by checking the color of her vulva. Turn her over like you would to sex her, but take note of the color when you press down to cause the vulva to pop up. Bright pink to red to purple would generally mean that she is receptive. Creamy white to medium pink means she will most likely *not* be receptive and there would be little sense in wasting your time trying to breed her. Keep checking every couple of days until you are sure of the darker colors. Once you see a buck actually "make contact," there will be no doubt in your mind as to whether or not the doe got bred.

The size of the dewlap (under the chin) cannot always be used as a reliable gauge for age *OR* sex. Even bucks may have a small dewlap. In order to be sure of what you have, you *must* visibly sex them as described above.

3 months is too young for a buck to be used for breeding. Bucks tend to mature a bit later than does, so 5 to 6 months of age would be recommended. Attempting to use a buck too early can be problematic and you'll be taking a chance on the buck being severely intimidated by an aggressive doe... and which will completely turn him off to breeding... permanently!

>Has anyone ever used cider vinegar in their water to get them in mood or wheat germ to increase fertility?<

Some breeders swear by these methods, while others swear at them. Some just swear. :D


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