The Vienna Gene is what makes Blue eyed Whites (aka BEW). Blue eyed whites have bright blue eyes. A blue eyed white (also known as BEW) is rabbit with two Vienna genes: vv. Opposed to a non-vienna rabbit that has two regular genes: VV. A Vienna marked rabbit is a rabbit that carries just one Vienna gene and one normal gene which is: Vv.
Vienna marked rabbits generally have ‘dutch’ markings or white on its nose, head or feet. A Vienna carrier still has the same genetics of Vv but they don't visually express the gene with Vienna markings.
Breeding Vienna rabbits
VIENNA MARKED X VIENNA MARKED
When two Vienna marked rabbits are bred together there is a 25% chance for each offspring being a BEW, 50% chance of being Vienna marked rabbits and 25% of being a ‘Normal rabbit’ with no Vienna gene.
V| VV (Non Vienna) Vv (Vienna)
v | vV (Vienna). vv (BEW)
VIENNA MARKED X BEW
When a Vienna marked rabbit is bred to a BEW, there is a 50% chance of the Kit being BEW and a 50% chance of it being a Vienna marked offspring.
V| Vv (Vienna) Vv (Vienna)
v | vv (BEW) vv(BEW)
BEW X BEW
If two BEW rabbits are bred together, then there would be a 100% chance of BEW offspring.
v| vv (BEW) vv (BEW)
v| vv (BEW) vv (BEW)
NON-VIENNA MARKED X BEW
When a ‘Normal’ non-Vienna, rabbit are bred with a BEW then there is a 100% chance the offspring with be Vienna marked or Vienna carriers.
v| Vv (Vienna ) Vv (Vienna marked)
v| Vv (Vienna) Vv (Vienna marked)
NON-VIENNA MARKED X VIENNA MARKED
When a Non-Vienna marked is crossed with a Vienna marked rabbit, each kit has a 50% chance of Vienna marked rabbits and 50% chance being Non-Vienna offspring.
V| VV (Non-Vienna) VV (Non-Vienna)
v | Vv (Vienna) Vv (Vienna)
What does a Vienna mark look like?
Vienna marked rabbits typically have ‘dutch’ markings or white on its nose, head or feet. Vienna marked bunnies can also be born with blue or marbled eyes but can have brown eyes. Whether they are ‘split’ with blue eyes or have a white spot and brown eyes, they are both genetically Vv.
Within this blog you may see me call a bunny with the Vienna gene a 'Vienna marked' , Please note the rules and information in this blog also applies for Vienna carriers. If a bunny carries the Vienna gene (Vv) There is a 50/50 chance if they express the gene through markings or as carriers.
I'm Aimee. Owner of Old Garden House Rabbitry. I have created this blog to put together some information of bunnies into one place to help pet owners & other breeders
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