Sneak Thief is moving into a new home today. A young family is looking into breeding meat rabbits so Sneak and DuskPoppy below left to join that family. DuskPoppy is already bred due to kindle December 17. Gives them a jump start on having kits.
So I'm trying to see the good.
Two young does kindled this morning.
both scattered their babies ...one made no nest, the other scattered the straw and babies were everywhere.
The one with everything scattered at least pulled hair so I can see that as a good thing, it's just so annoying and disheartening. It's the first for a commercial doe to do this, so I want to see with DuskPoppy if it's a fluke or if there's a bad combination of genetics in her.....
Both will be promptly rebred. And put in solid bottomed cages before they kindle again to see if they will improve their performance.
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.