|Z1: Day 1 thought "Doe?" Day 12 looks to be buck|
|Z2: Day 1 thought "Buck?" Day 12 looks ambiguous|
|Z3: Day 1 thought "Buck?" Day 12 definitely doe.|
|C1: Day 1 thought "Doe?" Day 12 ambiguous|
|C4: Day 1 thought "Buck" Day 12 leaning toward doe|
|C6: Day 1 thought "Buck". Day 12 looks like doe.|
|C7: Day 1 thought "Buck". Day 12 looks ambiguous.|
|C8: Day 1 thought "Buck?". Day 12 looks like doe.|
|Cs 2, 3, 5 may have gotten mixed up.|
Originally thought all bucks.
Day 12, looks like 1 doe, 2 bucks.
In case you're wondering about why I try to sex so early, I do this so that I can confirm sales and availability to buyers as soon as possible. Many people cite that "something can happen," but I've very rarely lost kits after 9 days old, and I can usually tell by day 3 which ones are likely to die. By "rarely" I mean I can count the number of kits lost at those ages on one hand. So, my thinking is that the younger I can accurately determine sex, the sooner I can confirm availability for interested buyers. I still won't sell the kits until they're 8 weeks old, but if I can give the buyers a month heads up that I do indeed have the rabbits they want, then that gives the buyers a month to prepare.
I also took a video of sexing kits at this age to demonstrate just how difficult it can be. I'll upload it, soon, but right now my internet connection is just a bit slow.