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New baby bunnies! Woot! We're bouncing with babies!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by asher, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I called home from my route and my husband told me the 8yr old said my best doe had babies! Woot! We'd been waiting, but I had kinda thought maybe she had not gotten pregnant after all. Son told me he thought she maybe had 3-4. She had 4 last time.

    WELL, I got home, checked, double checked, triple checked...SEVEN babies! Oh my gosh!!! This is a jersey woolie, too so a LOT of babies for her! Poor thing pulled hair from the roots so she has bald spots. I bet she'll feel cooler now, though! hehe

    I had planned to keep the babies, but seven is more than I can handle. I've had a waiting list for future kits, anyway so I guess we'll make a few good homes happy. They'll all be pedigreed and should be blue eyed blues.

    One is teeny tiny (the one shown below in my hand) and I'm not sure it'll make it. It doesn't have the appearance of a peanut, but it is awful tiny.

    They are so funny looking right now. Like a cross between a hippo and a baby mouse! [​IMG]

    Mama is doing great and after these she's just gonna be a good pet, no more babies. She's a great mama, though!

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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wow congrats! I can't wait to get bunnies over here! Those little guys are adorable [​IMG]
     
  3. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats my doe just had her first litter and she only had 2 but that is good enough for me. They are a californian mix. I can;t wait until they get their fur color in.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    OH MY GOD!!!! those are the cutest things I have ever seen!!!
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    So cute! Hope the little one makes it too!
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    So under your name it should say "Overrun with Bunnies"
     
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Thank you! Now to think of seven blue names for their pedigrees! hehe

    I only have five bunnies other than these kits. 4 blue eyed blues and a blue eyed black, all jersey woolies. They are sooo sweet!


    (BTW, I know a lot of breeders discourage touching kits, but I do it from birth to make them tamer and this mama is fantastic with her. I'm going to be sad to retire her as a mama, but I think after this litter she will just be a pet. She's a great mama though. I hope her daughters will make as good of mamas if we decide to ever get kits from them in the future. The funny thing is, I really only thought I'd get a few (maybe 4 at the most) and had planned to keep all of them. hehe Not gonna happen now!
     
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  8. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2008
    Lake Nebagamon, WI
    I am totally ignorant about useful bunny breeds. What are woolies used for? I would guess for fiber but I have no clue really:D They really do look like a cross between a baby hippo and a baby mouse!!!! Congrats!!!!
     
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Yes, people can brush their hair and use it for that. I actually bought mine original pair from a lady locally that uses them for show (like we do chickens! hehe) and then I bought the blue eyed black from her to go with the blue eyed blue doe babies that this mama gave us. :)

    They're just pets for us, though. :) The kids may show them at some point, but since I work every Saturday right now, I'm not sure when that would be possible.
     
  10. penelope77

    penelope77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice! i'm waiting on two litters myself. so exciting! be sure and post pics as they grow.
     

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