Her First Litter.....My First Litter

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Standard Rex Buck and Doe, Same coloration on both....Castor. Doe kindles at 11:30 am on day 30. No issues there. 6 kits, all healthy. Mom and Dad were purchased at auction, so genetics is unknown. But, on day 3, the kits' fur is starting to come in. I have to be careful taking pictures because they are being popcorn right now.
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Congratulations! Rabbits are so much fun-I hope all goes well and that you love the rabbit journey. We are going into our 6th year raising them and still love it. 😊
*Edit to add, it looks like you have 2 castor, 2 chocolate, a blue or lilac, and maybe a red. Post some more pics as they grow! ❤️
 

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One week old. One of the kits managed to get out of the nesting box on one of the coldest nights so far this winter. Unfortunately, I did not make it to him in time and he did not make it. I understand life and death is part of raising animals, but it is never easy to lose a young one.
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Day 14 day update. Still no eyes open, getting a little worried. Lost another on day 10. I was just checking the nest box and found one had passed....still in nest box.🤷‍♂️ The others are getting HUGE!

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Everyone's eyes have opened in the last 2 days. Maybe the cold is causing the delay??? When I checked on them last night, they were taking turns investigating the cage and momma. They would hop out of the nesting box, go on a tour of all the corners, smell the hay, water bottle, food, momma, etc, and then go back to the nesting box. Then the next one would go on a tour. This lasted about twenty minutes.
 

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It's Hard to get them to stay still for photos, but here are the babies and momma this morning. By the look of these chunky bunnies, momma is DEFINITELY feeding them.
 

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