So I have 2 bunnies (Mac and Molly). I got them as very young babies from a local rescue.
I wanted one of each sex because they tend to bond better. Both were
getting nuetered/spayed when old enoughas I have no intention of breeding.
I kept them in cages next to each other until the male (Mac) was big enough/old
enough to get fixed, which I did a few months back.
The female (Molly) was tiny tiny tiny when I got her. The rescue sexed her as
being female - I have no clue until they are old enough to 'drop' their jewels.
She was tiny and scrawny and I wanted to wait a while to get her
spayed, so she was bigger and stronger and healthier.
Except that a few weeks ago, Molly started humping Mac, and humping the dogs
NONSTOP... I picked her up and swore I saw jewels, so figured I must have
2 males. Time to get neutered ! Even though it's pretty entertaining to see
a 3lb rabbit chasing a 42 lb very tolerant sheltie around the house ...
So I made an appt to get Mollly neutered. Everything was fine this morning
when I dropped him off. Well the vet called after they had Molly ready for
surgery and on the table - and he IS actually a she !
The vet was laughing when she told me, and asked if I wanted her spayed (yep)!
So I am the world's worst rabbit sex-er ... oh well !
When I was a teenager, I worked at a feed and grain. Come Easter, we would get in a mess of buns for sale (not something I would do today, but live and learn). Anyway, we would go through, sex them, and use grease pencils to put an 'X' in their ears for boys, an 'O' for girls. I always enjoyed the customers' faces when they asked whether it was a boy or a girl, and we looked in their ears for the answer.
You know about the dewlap on female rabbits, right? Although it isn't present in very tiny baby rabbits, at Molly's age, I would think it would probably be present by now. It's kind of like a roll of skin/fat under the female rabbit's chin. That is one of the easiest ways to tell the sex of a rabbit.
But don't feel bad. My first rabbit, creativly named "Hoppity" was believed to be male for, oh, the first 3-4 years of her life before I joined 4-H with her and the other rabbit people were like, "Yeah, that's a female!"
Actually, rabbits can be sexed at any age (even before the "jewels" show) by placing them on their backs & GENTLY pressing down with 2 fingers on either side of their orifice. In little boys, the penis will poke out.
don't feel bad, we miss-sexed our Maine Coon cat one time. The cat had so much fluff the vet did not even know.....So when Tess was sent in for a spay, we came home with Cornelius (Corny) . She was a he! OOps.