Sunday, January 18, 2015
Spring Brings New Life...
"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."
Okay, so it isn't spring... Just pretend it is. It might as well be, all of the new life around here is so exciting!
It's been awhile since the last Rabbit Report, so let me catch all of you up. We bred our Rex doe Tauriel on the 27th of December
To our mini Rex buck Presley
And she is due on the 26th of January.
Next up, our Californian doe Eden
was, as you know, bred to our Silver Fox buck Spartan
on the 7th of December...
She kindled between 9pm on the 6th of January (which is when she was due) and 6am on the 7th of January. She gave birth to seven healthy, sassy, FAT baby bunnies!
They are all black, like Spartan, but one of them seems to be lighter than the rest. They were just counted today due to the cold and we were delighted to find seven very healthy babies in the nest.
Eden is a stupendous mother, and she is definitely a permanent addition to our Rabbit Project!
Tauriel, on the other hand, has become rude now that she has been bred (she bites and squeaks when one of us tries to pet her) and she may be sold once her babies are old enough to no longer be on her. The Goodwife said that some rabbits do this, and she had a Blue Rex doe who did the same thing. It is a shame, but we do not want to pass on these traits to our livestock.
Once she is sold I may begin a new project... Which is for another day, and another post... ;)
Tauriel's babies can already be seen rolling around in her tummy...
New life is so exciting! Stay tuned for another Rabbit Report!