A while back we got a female Rex-mix rabbit for free (pictured on the right). Rex’s are meat rabbits, though they aren’t the most desirable of the meat rabbit breeds. The plan was to breed her and start raising our own rabbits for meat. Fortunately for us, some good friends of ours have a gorgeous male rabbit perfect for the job! Not sure what breed he is, just that he was rescued from a meat rabbit farm where he was destined to be sent to a local upscale Italian restaurant. We’ve borrowed him this week to try to make some babies.
The experts recommend that you put the female into the male’s cage, not vice-versa. She will be more accepting of his advances in a different environment, and he won’t be distracted getting acquainted with new surroundings. Once the mating has happened, the doe will produce the eggs to be fertilized, so breeding can really be done at almost any time.
The first time they mated was Sept. 26th, so I’m gonna keep a close eye on her for the next month. Hopefully they made adequate contact! If so, in about 28-32 days we should expect some bunnies!
*Hope, hope, hope this worked!!*
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.