These kits have moved into a new home. It was nice they were able to go together and to a person experienced with rabbits. It's great! :)
Four kits born, one broken normal, one broken peanut (deceased), two solid black normal. A good litter for a first time doe. Really wish there were no peanuts in this litter, really dislike having them.
This litter did not survive. Got to about 13 days old and mom stopped feeding them. I messed with them for a week but they just started to fail and eventually passed away.
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Seeing as the weather is hot and miserable, when I found out the pet store needed some bunnies I thought.. okay.. let's send them off to get them out of the heat so the ones staying back stay cooler. :)
Three kits born to Daisy.. she's a good solid momma. They currently appear to all be broken black.
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This young doe is one a person needs to be careful moving around, she's nervous about quick movements. If you move slow and steady she's an easy doe. She's given a litter with three littles, made a great nest for a first time mom. I am hopeful that pregnancy helps her to chill out a bit. I find it amazing sometimes how rabbits can completely mellow once they have youngsters, while others can do a complete flip and get really really nutty. I bred her to NIghtLily hoping for curious, good handling youngsters. Time will tell. I can already tell that two will be harle's, the smallest one looks tort but that might change.
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Yesterday we had a lovely day for a rabbit show. Not to hot, and definitely not too cold... couldn't have asked for much better in the way to temperatures actually. :)
Anyways, let me walk you through a bit of what we offered at this show
Easy check in and results area.
I absolutely LOVE this... all the rabbits for sale are in one area, and raffle tables are right next door. Having all the available rabbits in one area is completely wonderful. No trying to figure out what's available, or having to search through where people are sitting. I wish more clubs did this. Two folks stayed in the area to keep an eye on things.
We had four more serious youth classes:
Conformation, Pet Rabbit, Judging and Showmanship. I regret that I didn't get a picture of the Judging class winners.
Colouring, longest ears, biggest ear span, longest fur, shortest fur, best trick, Best dressed and so forth. It's a good day...
Some booth set ups
What else is good about the show?
Green space to set up agility equipment. :)
Green space with tents and shade and a food booth. Tables and chairs to have a comfortable sitting area.
And airy show space
Betty Fletcher and her family did a most excellent job. Providing good food. Lots of free space to spread our wings and enjoy each other's company (good for both the introverts and extroverts among us). Room to have a good youth show, good air space for the wooled breeds, tons of shelter and sun. Just what we all need.
Here's to next year! :)
WhiskerSong and TinyTim's daughter into a Granton home. April 17 kit.
At the rabbit show yesterday, BranchNook moved into a new home. Chatham home if I recall correctly.
This little girl off NightLily and LilyFlower, a May 20 girlie. Into a London home.
We also helped some young mice get into a new home as well.
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.