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IMG_3381.JPGOlaf is looking great, big but sure is purty. :love
IMG_3363.JPGDori is hanging outside with the retired girls, have her on the sales list but will try to rebreed in the fall if we still have her. She's past 2 now.. and no litters.:hu
IMG_3392.JPGMopsy's litter, the REW and black have bad teeth, not terrible but will be culled when I butcher the NZ next month. :hit
IMG_3396.JPGThis mess is our youngest VL litter, Skittles suprised me by having 2 broken chinchillas, so she carries the c gene also. :bunny
 

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Outdoor bunnies have discovered digging as a hobby. :duc
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our two newest litters, the last ones for awhile. 2 mini Rex kits and 6 velveteen lops.
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Down to 47 bunnies. Need to get down to 25... no more does due. Can’t believe of the 3 bred for this past month all had litters.
I got the 8 meatpen bunnies & 1 VL doe butchered.Going to debone most and grind then get them into the freezer. We had bunny meatballs already.
Bunnies are growing well.
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Hello PromiseAcres! Enjoyed looking at your pics! I've considered raising meat rabbits for awhile. Do you have specific breeds you use for your meat rabbits? Anything you'd suggest for getting starting with them? How do you dispatch them?
 

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Hello PromiseAcres! Enjoyed looking at your pics! I've considered raising meat rabbits for awhile. Do you have specific breeds you use for your meat rabbits? Anything you'd suggest for getting starting with them? How do you dispatch them?
Our New Zealand White's are our meat bunnies. Though I did cull/butcher a year old # by 10 weeks old without much effort other than full feed. I was fortunate that we new the breeder we bought our stock from before hand. She's been a great mentor. I just do the broomstick method at this time but hoping next time to use an air rifle for less bruising.
 

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Nai's 2nd litter is doing well. They are 5 weeks already, 3 boys, 3 girls.
Taking 2 mini rex and a VL to meet buyers tomorrow. One of the MR will be a trade towards a nice blue MR buck to add a new line.
 

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Thought I put some photos up... I think I missed putting on our couple of fall litters....
We had 4 litters born this past month. 2 Polish ended up with 2 each, 1 Velveteen Lop with 3, and one with 6. The VL with 6 had a runt so moved some bunnies around and both Polish are fostering. The other VL litter were too big to add the little ones to.
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