8 Dark kits born to this duo. At this point suspecting black and chestnut. Since I don't know all the colours behind Frosty it is a bit of a guess. :) Excellent nest made.
Cherry is a big girl and Omega is a small lad, so he was a bit exhausted meeting Cherry. So Scout was added to the mix just to ensure that littles would come our way. I expected dark kits... and I got nine of them!
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Cherry usually has a large spread out nest, but these littles were tucked into the smallest nest I've seen from one of my large breed does. It will be fun to watch them grow.
A two hour trip for her owner, a one hour trip for me, plus family help and a young rabbit from Cherry and Gregory found her way to a new home.
Born as part of a litter of 11, born July 1, 2021. A sweet-natured young bunny who should make for an excellent pet.
She'll be called Isuzu.
So a while back a feller bought an entire litter off of me. Today we exchanged one of the bucks for this young grower. He gets genetic diversity, I get a buck to eventually replace Gregory.
This fellow is a Frosty/Gregory kit. Born May 16. Part of litter of 11, nine of which made it through to weaning. Mom Frosty was a first time mom. This fellow is the biggest of the boys.
11 kits, again all dark, in a craftily hidden nest. I wouldn't have known we had kits if it wasn't for a larger than normal tuft of fur floating. All but one are normal sized.
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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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.