So, let's rehash some history. We've been collecting other people's cast off pet bunnies. That's how we came by both Mona and Brownie. Both were "girl bunnies". We bred Mona to the "boy bunny" down the street. It didn't end well, but it did varify that Mona is still in bunny bearing years and not older than... well, our oldest son.
Last week we decided to give Brownie her round with the buck. We took her over. Brownie's previous owners were over so, yes, we made quite a spectacle of it all. Except, it really wasn't going well. Brownie wouldn't hold still for Steve (the confirmed "boy bunny") and they even swapped places a few times. We sat there scratching our heads for a bit then when biting started taking place we quickly removed Brownie and headed home. The astro-physics major who lives next door suggested comparing the 2 bunnies' nether regions. Yes, at least 2 head smacks were heard all over the street.
Uh... Brownie looks just like Steve. We took him/her home and put Mona with him/her. The gender was immediately varified. Brownie wasted no time and did a grunt and roll that could rival the biggest polygamists.
So now we have Mona pregnant again. And Brownie, for a buck, is literally half the size he should be for good meat rabbit breeding stock. So we will still need to acquire new stock when we finally get this rabbit operation moving. But I think Brownie will stick around. He's actually much nicer than Mona. I'd rather have the kids play with him instead so if we can only keep 1 cute little fluff-ball, it will be him.
Breaking the change-of-gender news to the farm girl wasn't easy. She looked heart-broken. Then she went outside and said that Brownie still had really long eyelashes so that means he's still a girl. Sorry, sweetie, Brownie's just a very pretty boy bunny. She's gotten used to the idea now. She actually tells people that he "used to be a girl bunny." We haven't tried to correct her. That's a can of worms better left unopened by the 5 yr old brain.