Miss Ascot surprised me. Normally she has her kits, then pulls wads of fur. Today, tons of fur pulled, no kits.. I was a bit concerned as she acting all protective doe-like which she always does for two weeks post kindle. I come in later to find her in the box kindling. She pushed out 10 kits, one of which was DOA, but nine dark kits growing. Hopefully one of the bucks will be a keeper!
YOu won't believe it if I told you.
A feller came by the other day wanting some meat rabbits. I had this thought in my head he'd want 3-5 of my youngsters. Raise them up, have babies, eat the offspring. Provide well for himself and his kin.
INSTEAD.... I bought all 11 of Cherry's littles!
Five boys, six girls. Nice to know they have a place to be.
They'll be leaving next week after he finishes building cages for them all. He said it shouldn't take long.
I was starting to think that Frosty had missed when she surprised me with a well-made nest with 11 kits tucked inside. Her kits vary widely in size which I find very interesting. I hope they pull through as some are very tiny.
All are light in colour.
The last of my kits from my Ascot and Gregory litter of Feb 26 have found their way into their new homes.
This gorgeous girlie is off to a life of luxury in a pet home. I hope she does well for her new people.
These four kiddos are off Ascot and Gregory. Ascot is a large New Zealand white, Gregory is a English Lop-New Zealand mix.
This Friendly, unassuming boy is off to a pet home. So delighted he's got a home that suits his personality. i expect him to turn out like his dad. Smart, and wanting to stick his nose into everything.
Dad Gregory greets almost every baby born into the rabbit with a solid sniff. He'll thump loudly if I don't let him poke his head out when I"m working in the rabbitry. So of course, he gets his own way. :)
I used to let him out into a playpen but he figured out how to get out so that doesn't happen anymore. :)
Scooby is a well-natured but pushier boy. He'll be well-suited to a pet/breeding home which is where he is going. He'll probably be somewhat temperamental as a teenager but should settle into a confident adult.
The girls are very similiar in personality. If they are like their mom, they will be nice friendly adults when they don't have kits. When they have kits, they will be protective and need bribing to let you see their kits. Ascot bribes easily with bread crusts, apple cores and mixed grains. Once she's eating, she's mindful but not in your face about it.
Ascot was a CLUMSY first time mom but has improved with each litter she has had. She's a solidly good doe and I expect these girls to be just as solid.
Girls 3 and 4
Girl two is on hold
Litter trained boy that I'm not sure if he has a home or not. It's a tentative thing.
I'm probably going to keep this boy
A Feb 26, 2021 girlie off Ascot and Gregory, this girlie has these lovely ears. She went off to a St. Thomas home today.
She's a gentle natured young rabbit who has grown well and was my choice to potentially keep. Instead, she'll be living a life of luxury in a pet home.
Litter of 10 born to this pairing. All dark as expected. A sparsely furred nest I added a bit of fur to keep the kits warm. She built it up more overnight.
Watch Me Grow
These two girls have gotten themselves a new home!
New Owner seems well experienced with animals and just needed basic info on caring for these two girls.
Born to Ascot and Gregory on Feb 26.
This dark boy from Ascot and Gregory born on Feb 26 found his new home today. A very eager young lady came up with her folks to get him.
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.