Crossing NZW and Mini Rex

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Stephanie Lewis, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Stephanie Lewis

    Stephanie Lewis New Member

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    I have had horrible luck in finding male NZW rabbits so I ended up buying mini rex (only males I could find within 30 miles). I'm pretty sure the females are pregnant, one has gotten very territorial, but I'm curious if anyone else on this site has crossed them. And when it comes to breeding again I have read that it's ok to breed aunt/nephew together. Doesn't sound right to me but maybe I'm just naive to this lol. Any info is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Marinea

    Marinea Well-Known Member

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    Well, the Rex fur is recessive, so you won't get that fur, but the cross is fine.

    And you can breed aunt to nephew, as well as mother to son or father to daughter. You can even breed siblings, but a lot of breeder shy away from that.