Like the subject said: babies, babies, and more babies! I went out to the barn to feed this morning to find that two of our does had had their litters! Our lilac doe Catwalk had seven babies, and it looks like all of them are chocolate magpies. The one's markings are very promising; I can see him on the show table in March already! Our blue doe Sil' also had her litter, but there were only two. I don't blame the litter size on her, however, as her sister recently had a litter of ten, and the buck I bred Sil' to hadn't bred a doe in over a year. Add that to the fact that he's five years old! Went out to feed tonight and our chocolate doe Jatekos had had two babies, but I know more must be on the way, as she is too large to have been carrying just the two. The odd thing is, the one is white. Not albino - I can already tell that there is pigment to it's eyes, but white! In the six years and many generations of harlequins, I have never had a white rabbit born. As to why this little fellow happened along, is a mystery to me. The father is behind most of my winning rabbits, and has never produced anything like this. The mother is not of my breeding but I've had a litter out of her before, all of them were normal, and her breeder is who got me started in the breed and I've never had a problem with her stock before. AH, the mysteries of rabbit genetics. Add to all of this the fact that our other bred lilac doe, Accio, was frantically pulling hair like there's no tomorrow! So here I am, keeping my fingers crossed that she'll produce another healthy litter, if not another state convention best of breed winner! Well, I'm off to check the buns again.