Are you trying to refer to a male rabbit but are not sure what term to use? Well, this is the correct terminology commonly accepted.
So, what is a male rabbit called? A male rabbit is called a Buck. Although, a male rabbit may be referred to as a Sire during breeding or a kit (if still a young baby).
Surprisingly, you can actually use the term Buck with a number of different male animals too.
Buck is the term to use for the male gender of the following:
- and Rats.
One other thing to consider here is that a rabbit (male or female) may also be colloquially referred to as a “bunny”.
A male rabbit is called a buck in reference to the relationship between males and females in other species, namely deer, sheep, and goats. It is also likely that buck is a term that simply caught on, as it is so widely used for other animals.
A daddy rabbit is called a Sire. Although, they may also be called a Buck when not being referred to in the context of breeding.
A neutered male rabbit is called a Buck. There is no terminology that sets them apart from the typical name used to refer to this gender of the species.
A bunch of baby rabbits is called a litter, or a nest. Whereas an individual baby rabbit is called a kit, or a kitten.
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