July 6 boy off Puddle and Calypso, Pud is off to his pet home. From a litter of seven. A sweet natured boy.
A July 22 boy off Heart and Keeper, this inquisitive, good-natured lad might have found himself in a breeder home. Time will tell.
Bella was a twerp this morning. I am training a gal to care for the buns when I'm away. I told her that when buns are buns 99% of the time. Showed her Bella's three. Bella acted DONE. I go out four hours later and bam.... there's a fourth kit! :) Not the best nest but quite functional.
Silly girl GOOD girl!
Watch Me Grow
I am getting a lot of questions about a couple of kits that I have, people are really curious about what they will turn into as adults. They aren't exactly the same as the two below, but they seem to really close.
Watching Keeper Develop
Watching Strand Develop
Keeper is finally a dad with a doe who surprised me. Heart did not look or act pregnant beyond pulling one tuft of fur two days ago. And she had her kits, all quiet like, while I was taking pictures of the other babies.
Watch Me Grow
Even though Heart is pictured on grey above, she finally decided that she WAS a girl even though she's been playing at being a buck for the past two months.
Anyways, she's old enough to be bred and has been acting all hormonal girlie for the past week but she didn't like Calypso who I wanted to pair her with. She constantly ran away from him. Acted like he was the worst thing in the entire world that she's ever met. (poor old boy)
So I figured I'd put her with Band who she promptly bossed around (which tend to make Band a bit mean and I didn't want either rabbit hurt) so I said "okay, now what?".
I really had no desire to breed her to Keeper but figured, well.. maybe.. just maybe she wants a young boy. She LOVES him. Oh my. That went so quickly this morning.
So sometimes, even though we have our own plans, our bunnies make their own.
If the doe you want to breed with a certain buck won't... try her with a different one. Sometimes they really do have their own minds about things.
It has me wondering if Flower is holding out for HER own choice 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.