all went to various pet homes from Toronto to Windsor to small town Ontario.
I am contemplating keeping this young rabbit. She gives me some genetic diversity in my herd which I like to maintain. She is a curious little soul and makes me smile frequently. She is also out of a line of rabbits that gives me no issues with breeding or kindling.
If someone insists on purchasing her I'll start her off with a $50 price tag as then I would need to find a replacement for her.
This young lad is out of a 2.5 lb doe and a 3 lb buck.
He is a bright happy fellow. Eager to see what is going on around him.
Quiet and content in his cage, he'll be a lovey when he matures.
He likes to explore. He has a medium-shade to his eye.
He is a black magpie in colour.
This quiet calm lad is looking for his own home. Will make a good pet for almost anyone. Personality: Calm quiet, easily bossed by other rabbits.
On his own he is slow to start exploring, but is very curious once he gets started. Sets well in a lap. :) Submits well to handling, foot playing and all sorts of behaviours. All-round just a good solid young rabbit. Mom and Dad are both 3 lb rabbits.
For the winter, new accommodations
Slippers was not enjoying the cold of the winter, so i moved her into the warmest part of the rabbitry, which meant a small cage. She was MOST unhappy. So I asked a rabbit friend if Slip could hang out at her place for the winter, and she said sure, if I'd take one or two of her bunnies for the winter. Even enough switch I thought. So today my old girl Slip went to warmer digs. :) She'll come back end of March.
A sad cull
These two young kits up until about 3.5 weeks of age where splendid youngsters. Growing well, doing all things rabbity, and then I started to wonder on them. I started checking their teeth, digestion, feeding extra hay, fed some probiotics and then just continued to fade. It happens sometimes with kits and it kinda makes you wonder what is going on with them. Today when I looked at them I said you know what kiddos...this has gone on long enough and you are getting thin and very poorly looking. So I euthanized them quickly. It's a sad thing to lose young stock, but it's better to lose them young and quickly than to watch them have issues as adults with illness when it just means prolonged suffering.
Sprite and Rena produced six bouncing kits at 630 a.m. it was rather cool. I got to see them as soon as they were born. :)
Rena may not be the best looking Holland Lop out there, but she's a very good solid doe and the most excellent mother. :) I would to change her head/ears a bit, but otherwise she a good doe.
Eight kits born. Lost all but one. Tried hard to save four that were well chilled but failed in that endeavor. Looked like there had been one hard birthed kit (had bruising in the back end). Saved one, fostered to Marilla.
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.