Had a meeting in Kitchener today so I brought some bunnies down to be sold. Worked out really well. :)
Four bunnies left yesterday and today for pet homes in London, Mitchell and Lucan. All have very pleased new owners, some experienced, some not as much but all willing to listen and learn, and asking of good questions.
this was a good litter from Oreo. Was pleased with how they turned out.
Jeremy and Biscuit's girlie have gone to be breeding meat bunnies.
Oreo and Marie's daughters have gone to a pet home.
Potter has gone to a breeding home (actually she'll be going to her new home on Saturday).
All have gone to pet homes ranging from St. Thomas to Stratford to London.
Nice youngsters, should do their new owners well.
The unfortunate reality of raising any kind of livestock is that some mom's will do a better job than other moms.
This of course leaves the owner in a quandry at times. Particularly if the better mom has lesser quality kits then the poorer mom. Do you foster? Do you let nature take it's course? Do you supplement?
In my rabbitry my choice is to swap out kits however I have need to do so.
I have two harlequin does in my rabbitry who are STELLAR mother. Rarely losing kits, caring for them well, no sick kits. Just healthy happy babies. EXACTLY what you want in a momma rabbit.
I've had some does kindle over the past few days.
Pinny...raises three well. (holland lop)
Oreo....raises up to four well. (polish)
DJ .... big mini rex doe, doing an excellent job as a first time mom
Marie ... Holland lop doe doing a good job as a first time mom.
KNOWING that Oreo and Pinny sometimes struggle in their roles as momma's I did some litter switching.
Marie's kits went to Lisa along with a couple from DJ.
DJ got Lisa's kits.
Pinny got two of DJ's and one from Splash.
Oreo got three from DJ.
Marie got Oreo and Pinny's kits.
This should hopefully result in a bunch of healthy happy kits in five - six weeks time.
And DJ who is now raising Lisa's kits will be able to go to her new home sooner as her litter just jumped 10 days older. :) Should make her new people happy. :)
Together William (above) and Oreo (below) produced six kits. A mixed litter of broken and solid in black and 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.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.