new litter!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by rabbitgal, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. rabbitgal

    rabbitgal Ex-homesteader

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    Hi everyone, I'm happy tonight. We have a brand new little of blind, hairless, FAT, and wrinkled rats...err, bunnies. :clap: It's the second experimental Californian/Creme d'Argent cross we've done, the previous cross-bred doe turned out to have areally nice looking coat: solid black tipped with silver guard hairs. My dad's thinking "fur coats" now...I'm thinking "Easter". :D
     
  2. Caelma

    Caelma Well-Known Member

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    Congrats !!!!! Rabbitgirl, :goodjob:
    maybe when they get their fur you can post a pic, would love to see them. They sound so pretty.

    I'm awaiting on a litter myself, she's due today a Flemish Giant.
    I'm keeping my fingers crosses.

    Aren't those blind, hairless, fat rats sooo beautiful :)
     

  3. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    Rabbitgal, congratulations on your fine new litter! Ranchlady, best of luck to you and your Flemish mama. I raised Flemish for a while - such docile and beautiful sweeties!

    NeHi Mama
     
  4. rabbitgal

    rabbitgal Ex-homesteader

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    Arrg...this is what I get for bragging. Lost the whole litter. :( Think I interferred too soon and distracted Mom from pulling enough hair to cover up the babies. Poor little ones were chilled to death.
     
  5. BearCreekFarm

    BearCreekFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oh, rabbitgal, sorry to hear it. That is so distressing. Be sure to breed her back right away, hopefully she will do better next time around.
     
  6. Sinenian

    Sinenian Well-Known Member

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    Oh, sorry to hear they were lost :(
    I always get a little upset even when one dies.

    I've lost nearly a whole litter once, one doe survived.
     
  7. Goat Freak

    Goat Freak Slave To Many Animals

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    OH MY GOSH! I am SO sorry. I hope that she does better next time around, Good Luck. Bye.
     
  8. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    Oh, BLAST it. I'm so sorry. Hope she does better next time.

    NeHi Mama
     
  9. southrngardngal

    southrngardngal Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry Rabbitgal. I lost a litter of seven over the weekend. My New Zealand White had seven little black beauties and they were all dead when I got out there to them Saturday morning.

    It is heartbreaking when we lose the whole litter.
     
  10. rabbitgal

    rabbitgal Ex-homesteader

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    Yes, it's always sad when you lose a litter, even if they were supposed to be for food. I don't see how anyone can raise livestock and NOT care about them...some folks like to suggest that farmers don't care about their animals because they eat some of them, but it's not true.

    At least I can keep *some* of the rabbits born here! Well, we have more does due soon, hopefully their bunnies will be ok!
     
  11. Rachel K.

    Rachel K. Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that you lost the litter. :(