BrightSparrow made a lovely nest but only had one kit... a wee little one, it was getting cold when I discovered it, so I plunked it in with DropPatch's litter. This morning I checked it out and it was all warm and snuggly. I am not sure at this point if it is a runt or a peanut as it's a quite the wee kit. I think it is a chestnut, but could be opal like momma.
Born August 20, 2016...The boy is off to a home in London, the Girl off to a home in St. Thomas. Two nice kits that I would have kept (particularly the doe) but am also happy they are in new homes. They are both off Baccia.
Sunny is a small girl, and for her first breeding offered up two tiny kits that were born dead. It's too bad, but sometimes that is the way it goes.
I wish I knew why Jewel, one of the sweetest buns I knew, had a disability. But i don't. I do know I managed to get attached to her and that was a problem... with an impending move in our future, I didn't want to risk her continued health.
I faced three options.
1. risk her health (didn't like that option)
2. euthanasia to prevent decline (didn't really want to as she's a kind rabbit)
3. locating a new residence.
I am pleased that she managed to find a new residence, with a rescue that specializes in helping disabled bunnies. Pretty cool eh?
She's now with the Dancing Rabbit rescue.
You can find more information out about them here and on facebook.
As a rabbit breeder it's always a risk dealing with a rescue. Some are good and some well... leave something to be desired. I am hopeful that this will be a good thing I have done with Miss Jewel.
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.