Hiya! My first post and it got kinda long, sorry! So this year is all about homesteading for me and I'm all setup for breeding meat rabbits. Built a cage, got all the supplies and bought two rabbits. I have a champagne d'argent buck and a silver fox doe. Both are a year old, from different breeders and have never bred... The doe was overweight so I put her on a low protein diet and she has slimmed down now. Okay, so far I've tried breeding them 3 times now. First time I put the doe in with the buck they where scare of each other, a lot of running/grunting and aggressive behavior from the doe. Then I put the buck in the doe's cage so they could smell each other. Sometime later I put them back together and got some confused mating, buck definitely not connecting and doe not lifting. Second time waited a few weeks and doe is just running from the buck or going after him. I put my hand in to stop the circling and doe flattens out, wont lift, but lets the buck mount. He crawls all over her, nudging her sides. He can't connect, her rolls seem to be in the way. Third time, waited a few weeks and tried again... running around, boxing and fur pulling. Buck looks more serious and is.. (ahem) visibility excited. Doe is ignoring him, couple thumps, then lays down and let's him mount but won't lift and rolls are in the way. So we're pretty frustrated here and Im thinking of selling or trading the doe for a more experienced one. Should I keep trying? What am I doing wrong? I went though a lot to get her and it's very unlikely I'll be able to get another silver fox. I REALLY want this to work, but she's just so stubborn. Even if I get them to breed what if she's a terrible mother? What do you guys think?