Finally! We had success with DustMite....she's a messy, lazy doe but finally we got kits from her. :) A litter of seven, one DOA. Looks like tris, orange, broken black and broken ??? Rather neat!!! :)
This little fellow is off to a new home. He left last week but life's been a touch busy since then. He went to the home of a gal who bought a Harlequin from me back in the day when I had them.
Five kits born, excellent nest. Lovely tempered young doe. Quite pleased with her at this point. Was surprised at the litter, but it's a good surprise.
I almost decided to keep this little one and then decided to just increase the price on her and see what happened. She sold! A DaisyHawk x SparksBranch girlie.
This March 16th boy from DaisyHawk by SparksBranch is off to his new home tonight. :) He's a quiet but curious lad who should make a good fur kid for his new people.
SunnyRock and SparksBranch produced this delightful boy. He had a bad scare this week that stressed him out a bit, but he recovered. And went off to be the delight of a young lady.
My girl DaisyHawk went off to a new home on St. Thomas. She'll be living in a large indoor/outdoor cage on a small farm.
Feeling a bit bummed this morning. But thought this might be helpful to others.
BrightSong x BonFire Kit
Bred: Feb 12
Kindled March 15
Litter of six (two DOA, one peanut) all normals appear to be torts or oranges all solids. Small kits as per normal with Song.
Tort? small kit fairly dark in colouration. Turned out to be a smutty fawn.
Singleton left out of a litter of six, a tiny little boy. Momma didn't want him, first foster momma didn't want him, but Daisy took him. He was very cold when I found him after birth... I knew right them he's probably have trouble when he started to eat regular food.
He was smaller than his litter mates, perhaps half their size, but plunky!
He became a roly poly three week old and my hopes were that just maybe he'd be fine. He hit almost four weeks and he started to fail. My heart fell.
I removed him from the litter and put him on a straw bedding (it's a warm bedding when it has leftover fur in it). Solid bottomed cage. He snuggled in quietly and I wondered if he'd fail more quickly. He was so frail and looking poorly.
I've not had much success saving kits with entropathic illness so I wasn't holding out much hope but thought I'd try a treatment protocol that others have had some success with. Chives with plain grass.
I put him on grass and chives only... I figured either he'd die or he'd thrive. and ... HE THROVE!! He was feeling better, eating well, returning to his very sweet nature. He was eating pellets (just a touch) and my grain mix (quite well).
He was doing well enough to come out for pictures and to spend time exploring the world at large, sitting on a fleecy so he wasn't on the wet ground. just a happy little bun. I was starting to think he'd find a special needs home. I was getting ready to put him into a regular cage.
This morning though, I came into the rabbitry, thought he was sleeping until he didn't come to great me. He passed away during the night, looks like he passed away in his sleep.
I am not sure what he died from... his gut issues were over and he was eating well and acting healthy. I don't know if he had something else wrong with him as well that simply wasn't readily apparent. He was proportioned correctly so I don't think he was an odd ball peanut that finally just failed, but his runtiness may have been a sign of something else wrong with him.
i am just so bummed.
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.