Common Genetic Defects in Rabbits

Teeth-Malocclusion or buck teeth

Ear carriage-lopped ears

Blindness-cataracts, glaucoma

Splayed legs

Absence of dewclaw

Abnormal/absence of tail

Split penis

Monorchid-only one testicle, most times will still reproduce

Dwarfism

Resistance/Susceptibility to Infection

*** Remember these are recessive traits so if you have see a genetic defect it comes from both parents, they are carriers.

Jump over to Genetics 102: Basics of Color breeding to find out more about reccesive genes.

NN= normal
nn= abnormal
Nn= will appear normal but is a carrier for the abnormal allele