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After sleeping in her nest nonstop for a week, Amber had her kits!
Bred to new & old SF bucks.
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12 does, about to keep 1-3 more. 4 bucks, might swap one keeper growout buck for another, or keep another to watch. So, 17 to 21. Way, way too many! I believe I didn't want 11, so this is so...ugh...😆
I got up to 14 rabbits once, 12 breeder does, 2 breeder bucks
 

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Wednesday-

11's biggest, a buck. Only 1 doe and she sucked. 8wks, 1day old, 5.8 pounds.
One was put in the growout pen outside, rest straight into cull cage for tomorrow. Got to get it's weight, if noticeably less than the rest of the litter, I'll move it into the cull cage instead.
Her litter stayed with her, she hasn't been bred back yet.
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Pulled all of the 5+ pound buns, sf & rex/rexmix, then the smallest of the rex/rexmix, as they are too slow growing to be worth the feed. Have a previous Amber pair that is hardly over 5 pounds, insane!! Going to compare the ones I kept to those two & might have two more to cull.

So, in all, 16-19 buns to get through tomorrow! Going to be a long day. Probably going to do a few at a time peppered throughout the day, as I'm busy with lambs.




Thursday-

Was able to get 12 in the freezer.

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These 4 sticking around a bit longer.
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Grumpy's kits on a 80s day.
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