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Dwarfing genetics explained.

Posted by Shirae Verster on

I have had a lot of queries regarding Dwarf rabbits & why they sometimes do not look like a typical Dwarf. So here is an explanation …….. Each rabbit has two size genes, one dominant and one recessive. When a male and female rabbit reproduce, each parent will pass one size gene to each of their offspring. The dwarf gene is a dominant gene so one dwarfing gene will create a dwarf rabbit. However…, if the rabbit baby gets two dwarf genes, one from each parent, it will die. If this happens it is called a Peanut. The dwarf gene...

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