My name is Laura, you can call me Dandy if you like, since I answer to my nickname more often than my actual name :P
I'm 18, live in Melbourne (AUS) and have finally acquired my first pair of rabbits; my big beautiful boy, Buckthorn (unknown breed, have been told he might be a British Giant X Chinchilla) and a sweet albino girl, Columbia (looks to me to be a New Zealand White, nothing fancy). I want to breed them for personal purposes, but want a bit of info first just to clear up some ponderings I've had. I haven't been able to get proper black and white answers out of Google and whatnot.
Firstly, what is the biggest size difference between rabbits that is permissable that will allow breeding without problems? Columbia is about 6 months old and I think she's just about stopped growing, but Buckthorn's still a bit bigger than her. I don't want either of them to get hurt during breeding, pregnancy or the actual delivery.
Secondly, Columbia is an 'inside' rabbit, while Buckthorn is an 'outside' rabbit. Would bringing his hutch into the kitchen where I let Columbia run around and keeping him in the hutch while Columbia's out help their introduction to each other? Just a thought, but I thought I'd run it by less-newbie-ish people here :)
I had other questions but I forgot them, I'm sure I'll post again soon.