Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The babies get bigger every day, Churro's litter has their eyes open and are starting to hop around more now that they are 11 days old. Fajita's babies are almost fully furred at 5 days old, their orange is also starting to blend more with the black which is a good thing, it balances out their color. All 5 marked babies from both litters at this time have excellent show prospects for next year.
Monday, November 16, 2009
LLR's Isaac Newton, this buck has a toenail DQ but look at that length!! He's overposed because his front legs are really that long and straight!! He was re-bred to Trixie and hopefully she takes this time around. (Oh and yes the pit bulls are wrestling in the background)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
In the bunny barn things are quite stable at the moment. Churro's 3 babies are getting fatter and fatter each day, since its such a small litter they are absolutely getting the maximum amount of milk possible and so the excellent nourishment they're getting is enabling them to thrive. They have doubled in size from their birthweights and are almost fully furred already! Churro is a fabulous momma doe, she has a great milk supply and she is extremely docile and sweet in regards to me handling her nestbox and her babies. Many does can get boxy and territorial about messing with their boxes, and in my case taking it in and out all the time for feedings. But Churro is as easy going as can be, she's even been binkying around her cage like a maniac when I bring her babies to her.
The two marked kits both have enough spots to show and no visible marking DQs. It will be fun to see how they develop type wise. Rupert although unshowable due to his missing spot is the most beautifully typed Rhinelander in my barn besides Sage. Churro doesn't have bad type but like most of my does she's heavier and more cobby than I'd like. I am very excited for them to grow up but am looking forward to enjoying the "baby" moments over the next few weeks.
Fajita and Trixie are both due this Friday but I'm afraid Trixie has absorbed her litter. She was absolutely bred at 2 weeks but now I am not so sure, if she doesn't kindle she will be re-bred for another litter next week. Fajita is nesting and I do think she has some babies in her based on palpation. I am hopeful this time around she produces a viable litter, she is a good mom when she has live babies, fingers are crossed!
Tomorrow I am embarking on an adventure with the farm, I'm bringing quite a few farm animals (goats, chickens and rabbits) up to the daycare where my mom teaches. This will give the children an opportunity to see some farm critters up close and be able to pet and interact with the furry animals that go along. It should be fun! I'm planning on bringing a variety of rabbits along, faithful Elmo, sweet Ruby the Angora, some Rhinelanders and a Belgian Hare. All 3 goats are going for the ride, hopefully they don't "baaaahhhhh baahhhhh" the whole car ride! ;o)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Marked baby #1 face shot, the lighter areas will fill in with orange as the baby's fur grows in.
Marked baby #1 good tapering of the spine marking, clean face, one side has nice spots the other is lightly marked making the baby off balance on the side markings.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Cinder, a very handsome bunny.