Genetics... (Characteristic Distribution)

For all you rabbit nerds out there, including me.

This is a breif description of the BEW (Blue-Eyed White) or "Vienna gene".

VV - Non-vienna carrier, or in other words an ordinary rabbit. Will not be able to throw (birth) Blue-Eyed White babies.

Example: Patches is VV because the mother and father were both VVs. ("Normal" colored rabbits)


Vv - A vienna carrier, also known as a 'VC' or a vienna marked, 'VM'. VC's show no signs of carrying the vienna gene and can still be shown. VM's sport tell-tale signs of carrying the gene, whether that be blue eyes on a normal colored rabbit, or white splashes on a normal colored coat. They are sometimes referred to as 'sports'. Both of these will throw BEWs when bred to another 'Vv' or a 'vv'.

Example: Custard is Vv because his father was vv and his mother was a vienna carrier (Vv).

vv - A Blue Eyed White Rabbit.

Example: Promise is vv because both her mother and father were vv (BEWs).

***Below are the percentages of breeding specific types***

VV x VV = 100% VV

VV x Vv = 50% VV, 50% Vv

VV x vv = 100% Vv

Vv x Vv = 25% VV, 50% Vv, 25% vv

Vv x vv = 50% Vv, 50% vv

vv x vv = 100% vv 

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