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 fetal giants
Tinkerbell Rabbitry
Posted: Mar 21 2011, 09:10 PM


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What causes them?? One of my does just had a litter today and she had one DOA fetal giant, no other rabbits in the litter. sad.gif This is the second time the doe has given me a fetal giant, the first time she had 3 other kits too, she was bred to two different bucks who are in no way related. I talked with the breeder I got the doe from, she said there are no fetal giants in the rabbit's background.


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mileycyrus
Posted: Apr 21 2011, 06:40 AM


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Hi, my first time mum ( 8 month old mini lop) just gave birth to 2 dead fetal giants and no live kits. I've been told that high protein diet could be to blame but not sure. I don't want this happening again so if you learn any new news please let me know? help.gif
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DevonGlen
Posted: Apr 21 2011, 10:13 AM


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I've only ever had fetal giants when I was feeding purina or shur-gain.


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SCG
Posted: Apr 21 2011, 11:00 AM


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Fetal giant is a made-up term to describe extra large kits. That's all they are...extra large, and I don't believe it's genetic. Usually DOA b/c the doe has a hard time passing it.

The usual cause is there being only 1 or 2 kits. More in the womb will develop more normally in size. I've never heard from the doe getting high protein feed, but I suppose it could be a factor, especially in a dwarf breed.


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Tinkerbell Rabbitry
Posted: Apr 21 2011, 11:26 AM


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I talked to a Judge at the show I went to last weekend, who also breeds Mini Rex. She said it's just a fluke thing and it's not genetic. Until I asked her about it I was confused and kinda worried because, a lot of places I was getting info from said it was genetic.


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