Nine kits born to this rescued doe. They are some unknown colour... though I think two are black. Might be steel, fawn or chestnut in there as well. Nothing white.
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I am positive I was told the wrong breed date for this doe. After waiting longer than I expected, Aria finally had kits this morning.
Litter of 10 in a tiny, well made nest. I was shocked by how many I found as the nest was so compact.
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I think Alice, rescue NZ doe number 1, will learn to trust me. It will just take some time. Protective pregnancy hormones seem to have abated. A litter of 13 with 2 dead. 11 kits are now in a nestbox.
Alice decided that making a nest in the space between the nestbox and the cage wall would be a great idea. Would have been had she built a better nest, but babies were coming through the wire. We convinced her to come out and confined her safely away while I pulled out babies scattered all over the cage bottom and on the grass.
Now to see if she will care for them well. The Lord willing, she will! 11 is a good number for her to care for, easier than 13.
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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.
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