Kindled two days earlier. I had wondered this morning if she might kindle as she hadn't cleared up her feed from yesterday. Two dead kits in the box this afternoon. By all appearances were born dead.
From a litter born two days earlier, three born.
Two failed quickly. This little lad looked poorly for a while but has suddenly decided life is good and worth living.
He's a curious youngster. Likes to say hi. He's quite "not polish" in his attitude having been raised by a holland lop doe. He''s more apt to be in your face trying to figure out what is happening next.
He should be showable.
I don't expect him to a large polish, he seems to reaching to mature at around 2 lbs.
A very nice young lad.
E.Rosie is a somewhat reluctant breeder but she is a very calm, shy, unflappable young doe. I find that running her with a buck for three days is the best solution for her. Popper is a sweet, quiet boy and excellent boy to put with a shy doe as he is determined but not overly pushy.
Together they produced three babies. Two brokens, one DOA peanut.
Varia wasn't due until the 12th. She decided to have babies unexpectedly today. We have three. All look to be chocolate based at this point. She had three kits.
It was actually rather cool. This morning I noted she wanted a nestbox (and since I had planned to give her one that was no biggie)...but then she was all confused about it so I gave her two so she took the straw from one and put it in the other.
Went to the house, did dishes, came back out to collect a guinea pig and said ACK!!! she's had babies and didn't pull fur! So I quickly rescued the three kits and made a nest. Pulled a kit from no-name doe to help keep them warm. Gave them some of my saved fur and life is good. Wasn't God good in his timing there? I"m just amazed at how he reminds me to just trust him.
Lost the dark one, the smaller of the two brokens isn't looking very strong this morning. They've been fostered to Scotch in order to stay good and warm.
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.