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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 29, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    The cage is right on the floor, so it's only about 6 inches up. I'm getting better at corralling her and making her explore my lap instead of the garage floor. They really like trying to chew on my jeans.
     
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  2. Jun 29, 2019
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    AmberLops Herd Master

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    They'll do that! Just watch your hair...they'll eat it like hay :lol:
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    I moved Cinnamon and babies out to the normal cages. It hasn't been quite as hot, and they like the frozen water bottles. The babies seem to be doing ok with the heat so far.
     
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  4. Jul 8, 2019
    AmberLops

    AmberLops Herd Master

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    Yay! Good news :woot
     
  5. Jul 10, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    Updated pictures :)
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  6. Jul 10, 2019
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    AmberLops Herd Master

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    Cuties! :love
    Are you keeping them?
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    I really want to, but I only have 2 open cages so there would be trouble if I tried to keep all 3. I am flip flopping on whether I will try to show in October with one of the babies, I've never shown anything before and I don't even know if they are showable or if they have DQs. I really want to keep them all, but should probably only keep one or two at most. The tan baby is the most friendly and the castor is tolerant but not really liking to be touched as much. The gray/blue is the most skittish.

    I've been thinking about names, which is a bad thing because if I name them I will definitely want to keep them. :hide Toffee for the tan one, Coffee for the castor, and I still haven't come up with a name I liked for the gray/blue. Maybe I should sell that one and keep the other two. I tried to tell their gender but they weren't very cooperative. I think they might all be girls but I need to check again in a week or so with a second pair of eyes to confirm. They were born June 1/2, I probably should wean them in a week or two. They just look so small.

    I know the castor is a showable color, but I don't know about the other two. I need to get a copy of the standard of perfection for Rex. I think that will be my homework for this week.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2019
    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady Herd Master

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    Fawn and Sable Agouti are not showable, nor is Chestnut. Castor and Chestnut aren't quite the same thing; Castor is a Chestnut that has a lot of rufous modifiers adding extra red/yellow pigment to the coat. Some judges will mark a Chestnut down for "poor color," while others will DQ it for being an unshowable color. Whether a Rex is a Castor or a Chestnut depends on the intermediate ring color; in the Castor, it is a rich red to orange, while it is only yellowish in the Chestnut.
     
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  9. Jul 17, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    I weaned Coffee and Toffee today, they didn't freak out too much. The new cage they are in is right next to Cinnamon's cage so they can touch noses through the wire. Little blue bunny is still with Cinnamon and will be weaned this weekend.
     
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  10. Jul 17, 2019
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    Yay! They grow up so fast don't they? :celebrate:woot
     
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