So while gardening over the weekend I made the comparison of raising rabbits. It was kind of a funny comparison but makes sense just the same. Last year I ended up with a weed in my front flowerbed. From my botanical obsession I knew what it was. Salsify. The flowers are actually quite lovely. So I thought, what's the big deal, this beautiful flower has every right to be here. So I kept the weed quite proudly.
Well, this spring, guess what came back? And it brought friends. It's friends didn't pick the greatest areas to hang out. So now this weed that I decided to keep as a flower, has proven in the end it is a weed. I still think it is pretty, but I can not have it showing up wherever it wants to in my garden.
This caused me to think of our rabbits. Sometimes you get a rabbit that you think is such a lovely flower, but due to one reason or another, it really should be weeded from your program. We would always weed out bad teeth or split penis as those are genetic traits that can cause so many more weeds later down the road, not just for you, but for whoever you sell to. Surely you don't want to sell weeds. We are faced with a weeding dilema of our own. We have an absolute gorgeous girl with the most massive head. Her head is possibly the largest in our rabbitry. She however has so much white on her ears. Judges have not once complained about it, but it's more of a personal issue for us. We don't want all of our brokens to consist of it. So we have to think hard about this beautiful flower and decide if we want to keep her in our garden. Sometimes the best choice isn't always the easiest.