Four babies, made a lovely nest beside the nestbox. Doing a good job as a first time mom. three black, one chocolate.
Two kits from Varia and Mitch. The kit above is a male. Nice youngster. The kit below is female, she's quite tiny.
Four babies born.
Found them quite cold this morning. One was so cold I didn't think he'd make it and I was correct (black). The rest warmed up nicely (chocolate).
three kits born. biggest broken chocolate. middle size chocolate. Peanut chocolate. Peanut won't survive. Trying to help the other two to survive so have brought them in the house for the night.
Varia and Mitch kindled three kits a day early.
Had I known this would happen I would have checked on them early this morning as rain/wind noises can sometimes make good moms slightly idoitic.
Anyways, this morning found three kits scattered in a poorly made nest.
Two brokens, one solid.
Varia will be rebred to Mitch in a couple of days.
Biscuit x Lem
Button x Mitch
Vivian x Bandit
Button has done a fine job raising up this kits. She's a calm, very even tempered doe who has been a pleasure to monitor during this whole first time raising a litter time. two of the kits are fair impressing me, the potential doe has been spoken for long before her birth. :)
Mitch (above) with E. Rosie produce four babies. Two were peanuts, one born dead, the other will die soon I think. One broken chocolate and one broken black. She's being a bit of a nervous mom so I needed to take the nestbox away for a little while yesterday. First litter for this young doe.
Mitch (pictured above) and Button (below) gave four kits today. Button is a very pretty doe and I'm hopeful she will be in shape to show for the rabbit show in October. Time will tell for sure. :) All th epups are dark, do not sure yet which are black and which are chocolate.
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.