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Anyone with Rabbits???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by secuono, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I have a Blue Eyed White Holland Lop buck. Im thinking of getting a Black Holland Lop doe from a friend here soon.
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    lol I have a cat who THINKS he's a rabbit too!

    here's Sky with my Dutch bunny, Rocky, 12 years ago!!

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    Here he is with Dominic (BEW) and Buttons (Tort girl that passed away last week)

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  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Felly

    Felly Out Of The Brooder

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    I've shown Tans for nearly 12 years!
     
  5. Totalcolour

    Totalcolour Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sadly, out Champagne litter of 2 died, but she had a new little from our Rex 9 days ago, 8 babies! And today, another little from our broken Rex out of our Black Otter. I haven't counted them yet - she's only just had them so I'm leaving her to settle down a bit.

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  6. Totalcolour

    Totalcolour Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmm, nobody doing anything with bunnies recently.

    We just butchered 6, and had one for dinner the other night. I cooked it with baby multi-coloured bells pepper, mushrooms, onions and wine, and it was glorious!

    Himself bought 3 more does so we are now going crazy with rabbits. And of course, there are the Cornish chickens, and the ducks, and the goats. . .

    happy weekend everyone!
     
  7. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 young NZ does and a CA buck. I just bred my larger doe, even though she is only 5 mos old. I have a friend who has raised meat rabbits for years, and he told me she was big enough, go ahead. The other is smaller, so I'll wait a few months to breed her. They are my first rabbits since I was a kid. I also just bought 2 baby bunnies last week at a flock swap for my 2 professional photographer friends to use in Easter/Spring pics. The guy who sold them to me told me that they were English Spots, but he also said they were meat rabbits. Well, after looking up English spots, they may be part ES, or they may just be very poor examples, but they don't really look like the pics I've found online. And we'll see how big they get... They are much friendlier than my meat breed rabbits, though, so I may keep them for pets anyway. They are little escape artists and like to be out of the cage hopping around with the goats and chickens. I think I may just let them run loose as they seem to stay in or near the barn and are actually quite friendly and easy to catch. Here are some pics of my bunnies! :)

    This pic is a couple months old. We ate the spare CA buck, and they are all much bigger now.
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    And here are some pics of the new babies!
    This is the boy (I was told they were both girls, but this one is a boy for sure.) My kids named him Chocolate Chip, and here he is kissing Tsunade the goat
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    I named the girl Peaches. I think she's just the most gorgeous bunny ever!
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  8. Totalcolour

    Totalcolour Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are such cute bunnies - but NOT English Spots (Being English, I know). The one thing i would caution - my friend let some bunnies out in his farm, and they are into everything. They get in his greenhouse and eat his plants, and they get in the barn and eat the bottoms out of the food bags. Think about this if you have food anywhere they can get into.

    They sure are cute though, aren't they!

    Mine are black otter coloring - black on top with beige underneath. Hubby wants me to make a bedspread out of their pelts! (I think he's a bit insane)

    I'll post pics of mine when it stop raining long enough to do it without flooding the camera!
     
  9. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    I have what I think is a California x bunny. I adopted Miss Candi from the Humane Society about 4 years ago. She was one of many that was rescued from a bunny mill. She had urine stains all over her back, my guess from cages of bunnies above her. I originally got her to be a buddy for my bunny at the time,Mr Hops, who was a Netherland Dwarf. Needless to say, after several attempts, and many months of trying to integrate them, if never really took. Candi always tried to whoop his butt, poor little guy. Funny thing is, they were fine outside in an exercise pen I would put them in on nicer days. Guess she thought the house was her territory, but outside was ok, idk. [​IMG] And we thought he was the stinker. So, here I had two house bunnies that had to have alternating out of the cage time, lol. We lost Mr Hops a few years ago to Torticollis. Candi is still with us, ruling the laundry room. Unfortunately, I've become severely allergic to her, and really only handle her to trim nails and such. My oldest daughter has become her new playmate. Candi's a pretty good girl for the most part. She almost always uses her litter box and is pretty sociable and friendly. The only problem is that she loves to chew. As in the rug and the wallpaper on the walls. [​IMG]
    This is Candi when I first got her. You can see the urine stains on her back. She's a little fatter now, lol:
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  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! No feed out where the bunnies can get into it. Since I have goats, everything is locked up tight! Goats REALLY get into EVERYTHING! LOL. My garden is a good distance away from the barn, too, and they would have to cross a very open, grassy, hawk infested area to go to it, so I think they'll stay safe near the barn. ;) Thanks for the warning, though! I may end up building them a safer type of enclosure they can't get out of that gives them more room to run and play since it seems they need that more than my meaties. But for now, they haven't made it out of the goat pen, though they could easily go under the gate into the chicken pen. They could not get out of the fenced in areas without digging, though. We are on 40 acres and have lots of predators, so my husband and I worked hard on safer fencing. ;)
     

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