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Litter of 5, only one left

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by Larsen Poultry Ranch, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Jun 20, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Sorry that you are having issues with your kits. yes, heat is hard on them. Don't breed in the hot months, give the does a rest. On the ice, save plastic bowls, like cool whip containers, sour cream/cottage cheese containers, fill with water, pop out the ice and give the big ice cube to the rabbits. They can chomp on the ice and not put holes in your water/ice bottles.
     
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    Baymule

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    You have beautiful rabbits. The colors are like a bouquet of flowers.
     
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    Thanks! The other 3 that were lost from Cinnamon's litter had 2 more colors, I wish they would have made it. I'm not planning to breed again until probably September due to the heat. I hope her next litter turns out just as colorful.
     
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    AmberLops

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    They're beautiful!
    It's normal for castors to look different at a young age.
    I have a chestnut Holland lop and when she was a baby she looked orange with black lines all around her face and body....she was strange looking! But now she's 3 months old and she looks like your normal chestnut.
    I have 2 Chestnut Netherlands and they were almost cream colored when they were young. They had almost no black on them and now, they're adults and they are the perfect chestnut!
    Baby coats can sure change a lot and in about 4 months you should be noticing a difference ;)
     
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    Bunnylady

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    Just for comparison, here are a few from my latest litter of Mini Rex:


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    Opal, Booted Lilac Fawn, Booted Castor, Red. Can you see the darker edge on the Red's ears? Being brown (Chocolate based) it barely shows up, even on adult coats.

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    This close-up of the Lilac Fawn is to show the same darker edge on the ears, which (being Lilac, i.e. Dilute Chocolate) is a pinkish, dove-gray; quite different from the blue-gray of the Opal next to it.
     
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    So pretty!
     
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    Update on the bunnies: everyone is doing well and the babies are growing. Tan baby is the biggest and most adventurous. Castor baby is a little more timid and the gray baby is the most skittish. I think talking to and handling them every day is making a difference.

    Tan baby will jump out of the cage when I open the door so I have to be a lot more watchful, she is fast! I haven't tried sexing them yet so it's wishful thinking on my part that tan baby is a girl. I will try to get pictures posted tonight.
     
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    AmberLops

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    I would love to see pictures!
    I'm glad they're doing well! And yep...there's always a cage-jumper in every litter! I have one right now...a little tort buck I decided to keep. He just falls right out. They do learn though!
     
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    AmberLops

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    :love They're beautiful!!
     
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