I read all too often of people going out of their way to keep their rabbits from winter. I learned long ago that ours love it! They relish it more so than summer. I captured a cute picture of Rudy playing. He has a big pen with a nice cozy bed. Due to the amount of snow, it created enough of an area that he was able to jump out, onto the lid of his pen, and cross over to my snow covered garden cart. From there he could roam the yard, but he is content just owning that area of the yard. He always looks so cute when I go out in the morning, sitting like he is king of the hill.
It's almost funny at this point. I know so many people that breed specifically to get sables and get everything but. I breed for a line breeding project, prefer not to get sables and am getting almost complete litters of sables. That being said, I sure can't deny their cuteness. Kait is in Fuzzy denial, but I am almost certain at least 2 of our kits are fuzzy.
As the kids are all enjoying the fluffy babies I am more and more in love with our juniors. We are fighting over a name for our cute black buck so for now nothing is confirmed. I had to share this funny funny picture of him. When he was born I said right off his head was massive. It has not changed. He is 3 months old and his head is surely too big for his body at this phase in his life. It is comical to me. He looks like a bobble head.
So I am clearly insane... because January is a terrible time for a baby boom! After several does missing, and first time mom troubles I went on a frenzy and now... well, we have babies! However we did have some new lessons learned which equated to losing a few kits.
As I posted before CreamPuff kindled 9 kits, one was DOA. That left us with 8 kits, so I fostered 2 to a first time mom, as that was our only option. Little did I realize the first time mom wasn't feeding good and we lost them. That put us down to 6 sables. And at 3 weeks we had a fader, so down to 5. Looks like some gorgeous babies though! Huge heads. Can't wait to watch them grow.
Star had 2 little babies, that were in the group not being fed. They are so tiny they don't even look real. It's as if they grew fur but are still newborn sized. I spent a solid week feeding them by hand with cat milk replacer. It kept them alive, however they didn't grow much. Finally, after Cream Puff was down to 5 kits, I fostered these 2 in with her. They are now looking much better... but very very small.
Our first time mom Pancake, never appeared to be pregnant so I wasn't getting my hopes up but then she surprised me with 3 gorgeous fat short chunky babies! She is a very attentive first timer! Maybe too attentive so I have to watch her close. After a few years under our belt of babies... I usually can tell what they are at birth. We have torts, and blacks and sables, so easy enough. Well, I have no clue what her babies are. None of them have the tort lines, or saddles? I'm so impatient, I want to know the second I see them, but looks like I will have to wait a few days for fur. I'm leaning toward blue torts or blue sables though.
On that side note, Moonshine, our cute little blue tort doe, finally kindled. She has spent a week making the fluffiest most detailed nest I have ever seen. Then had one baby on the floor. Sigh. Luckily I found it in time to revive it and it's doing well. It also happens to have thee largest head we have ever seen on a baby holland born in our herd! Being a singleton I transitioned it with Pancake.
Our juniors are looking fantastic. Our 2 black babies out of Rudy are so exciting! The buck is by far my favorite buck we have produced. He may end up being on the smaller side, but I love so much about him, he really exemplifies what we have been aiming for in our herd. The doe has such a nice full body and heavy bone. So excited Rudy is able to produce well. Hopefully the same goes with Pancake and Moonshine babies.
Our other juniors ebb and flow. I have loved my little doe from the get go, AceHops Queen B. I also really liked a buck in the group.. but now I am unsure. As for the other buck and doe, I wasn't as fond of them, however got them out yesterday and wow! They are really nice. Back to the grow tank for them all.
Cute Little Bunny Stretch! I was sad I just barely missed it's cute yawn! Reminds me of a Gorilla with this pose!
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