Identifying baby gender

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  1. Key

    Key Well-Known Member

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    I am another newbie....I have 7 four-week-olds that I would like to tell if they are boys or girls. Does anyone know any useful sites to be able to do this or any advice to guide me? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    At that age, it still may be a little difficult.

    What I do is feel around underneath, around the pee-hole, for lack of a better term. In males, there is usually excess skin to either side. It may take a long time for the testes to descend, but the extra skin is where they will eventually go. This isn't 100%, but works better than anything I've found to sex and seperate mine by.
     

  3. rzrubek

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    You should be able to sex them at four weeks without a problem. Just takes some experience. This website has some good pics so you can see how to do it and what to look for.

    http://www.debmark.com/rabbits/sexing.htm
     
  4. CurtisWilliams

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    I had a breeder show me what to look for. With a mature rabbit it is a lot easier than with young ones. Cradle the rabbit in the crook of your right arm, with the head by your elbow. Use your left hand to manipulate the genitals, pushing the skin and fur around them down to make the genitals 'pop out' . Look at the slit. If it continues down towarth the base, it is a female. If it has a well defined edges, it is a male.

    These may help. Beware, These are hardcore rabbit porn pics.

    Junior Buck: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chickenchaser_cjw/detail?.dir=/7004&.dnm=b20c.jpg&.src=ph

    Junior Doe: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chickenchaser_cjw/detail?.dir=/7004&.dnm=d654.jpg&.src=ph

    Senior Buck: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chickenchaser_cjw/detail?.dir=/7004&.dnm=e87c.jpg&.src=ph

    Senior Doe: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chickenchaser_cjw/detail?.dir=/7004&.dnm=2439.jpg&.src=ph

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. CurtisWilliams

    CurtisWilliams Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Cool. More porn for my collection. Thanks.
     
  6. Key

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    Thanks, again, the sites do have helpful pictures. We will try to identify their gender, but it looks like it will take alot of experience.
     
  7. Rosarybeads

    Rosarybeads Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we sexed all of ours at that age, no problems. Practice makes perfect. :)