Just some of the critters

I got home the other day and wandering around checking on everyone, so here is a few pictures of some of my loves.

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Bluebell(I think Madelyn is going to call her Jewel) and Jersey

 

I got a new hutch from Sister. It’s big. I can’t move it by myself. So it is currently in the middle of my driveway. But I wanted to clean up cages and sanitize so I moved a few buns to the driveway.

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Jelly and Peanut Butter hiding in the back.

 

They were all hopping and jumping and having a ball. Jelly is making sure I don’t have any treats for her!

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Bugs is never very active, but he was hopping around enjoying the space and beautiful day.

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George is the reason I brought a few of them out. He runs laps in his cage, so I thought maybe he could use some exercise.

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Wynona, Ransom, Wynn and Zulu

 

I brought the ‘branch’ from Mom’s house and gave it the boer goats as a treat. They loved it.

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The horses are out grazing and the big girls and JD are thinking it is totally unfair I let the little goats have a treat and didn’t bring them one.

Spring days going by

Today was one of those beautiful spring days when I wanted to get a lot done. So I did. I started the day by taking Madelyn and Niece#2 to school early for Plyos and to leave for an FCCLA trip to the state convention. Upon my return, got the boys up and ready for breakfast and then off to do chores. Everybody, as usual, was up and running around anxiouxly awaiting me.

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Zulu, Wynn, Diana, Tawny and Button peaking at me.
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Wynona, Diana, Tawny and Button in the back!
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Ginger and Zulu with Diana.
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GInger on the Balance Beam. She’s getting big.

After chores, I decided to check up on our tummy growth. I think the earliest we will have any kids is after May 1st. Ugh.

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Dolly maybe closer to June?
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I think Scarlett will be the earliest.
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Indi is putting on some weight. Maybe mid-May?
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Button is also gaining. Hoping for mid-May.

 

 

 

 

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Diana??? I can’t tell, so she moved back into the buck pen.
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Tawny moved into to the buck pen also. They have both gained weight, but that maybe due to being put on full feed rather than actually being DUE!
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Janet is my yearling, and I didn’t really want her breed, BUT…that tummy is looking like she might be. So she joins my early watch list with her momma Scarlett.
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Of course my faithful follower was there the whole time.

After working on cleaning out the barn, running to the post office, bank, grocery store, gas station, and a bite to eat, I was back at it. I got the fence up and working across the road for the boys. I had hoped they would run and stretch their legs, but no. They barely picked up their heads to look at me. Needless to say they were pretty happy with their new arrangement.

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Chevy and Chrome.

Finally after cleaning out more of the barn and working on getting the mower started, Landon was ready to work with his rabbits.

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Landon and George.

We are working on leash training so we can try rabbit hopping this year. We even found a couple things to set up so George could try jumping them. He did ok, but was definitely more interested in the grass. Maybe next time. He really didn’t mind the leash and was very good for Landon. Piper even came and licked him a couple times! Over all it was a very productive spring day, and I am feeling it tonight. Think it it about time for bed.

Hope you enjoyed your day!

The Buns

Another day of introductions! Today it’s the Bunnies turn.  I have been playing with the bunnies the last few days, exercising and trimming nails and giving treats.

The first three are our Holland Lops. They are energetic and fun little critters. This is Hannah.  She is 4 years old and to date our most productive mom and a great show bunny for my daughter. We got her from a girl in Hannah, Illinois.  She is a broken black Holland Lop. We are planning spring babies.

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Hannah

Next we have Dazzle.  She is Hannah’s daughter out of our former buck Chipotle. She is 3 years old and broken pattern black/orange tri.

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Dazzle

 

Then the final Holland lop is Bugs. He is also 3 years old and is considered Blue torte. He will be the be the father of Hannah and Dazzle babies this spring. For more info on Holland Lops click here.

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Bugs

 

Our next two are both Jersey Woolies.  These are probably my favorite breed of rabbits. They are so quiet and gentle and loving. I love how fluffy they are too. First here is Shimmer.  She is our oldest at 6 and is broken black.  She has been a great little show bunny and is always the one people want to hold.  She will sit on your lap for hours. We are not planning to  breed Shimmer at this time.

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Shimmer

Next we have Fluffball, formerly known as Blades-Chase.  Fluffball is 4 years old and considered chestnut.  He is also very sweet but is more active than Shimmer.  He will sit with you for a while, but eventually he will want to be done. Click here for more on Jersey Woolies.

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Fluffball

Next we have our New Zealand whites.  These two are our show rabbits and they are a meat breed.  This is Gina. She is 1 and has one litter of 6 so far.  Planning on breeding her this month so her kits can hopefully be shown as fryers for the fair in July.

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Gina

 

Then there is George.  He is our buck, 1 also and also goes to shows.  These rabbits are friendly and gentle and get up to about 12 pounds.  Kind of gentle giants. Click here to learn more about New Zealands.

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George

And finally there is our newest member, JerseyBoy. He is 9 months old and is a totally new breed to us. The Beveren is a very old breed. Although uncommon in the United States, the Beveren has a rich European history, as the breed was first developed in Beveren, Belgium during the 19th century. There is a very small number of breeders of these beauties and we are hoping to find a beautiful girl to go with him!

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Jersey

We are so excited about this breed, I may even look for 2 does. I love the blue that Jersey is but definitely like the looks of the black and white! Click here to learn more about Beverens.

And then I have to share with you how helpful Charlie Showcat was while I trying to get pictures of the bunnies. He hates when he isn’t center of attention so often inserts himself I’m the center. Good grief. He is a poser though. He did not want to share the spot light with Hannah. What a guy.