I have a question about who to put with who? How much age difference can you have between the does that are kept together that are not related? In other words can I put newly weaned babies in with babies that are a month or two older all who have not been bred yet? Do you house newly weaned babies together until you make up your pairs/trios? Or can you put one does newly weaned babies in with another mom?
Then, when deciding how to make a pair/trio of does, do you put in all sisters together or mix and match from other litters and other colors to be bred to the same male? If they are other colors then I can see being able to maybe tell whose pups are whose but if you have two the same color and they deliver close then you would not be able to tell who is who. It seems different litters together would give you more ways to use one male at the same time so to speak.