Cardamom kindled yesterday afternoon.
|This was shortly before she popped.|
She had 11 this time- unfortunately, 6 were DOA, 3 of which were underdeveloped. Not sure what went wrong, there.
The remaining 7 look good, however, and have been well-fed.
Speaking of which, I'm slowly wading through Acer's doelings to see who shall be her successor.
So they get to enjoy some freedom before their big day arrives.
Babette's litter is doing awesome!
At 3 1/2 weeks, they are active, friendly and adorable.
For the record, I have never seen the trademark white snot characteristic of Pasteurella, but there is definitely some sort of respiratory infection going on.
Regardless, she will need to be culled. Sad, since she has been such a fantastic little mama.
By next week I should have an easier time determining gender, so hopefully she will have a couple of great, healthy daughters to replace her.
All in all, our first breeding season has been a success! We've learned a lot, and the rabbits have fulfilled their primary purpose on our homestead (oven-baked rabbit, anyone?).
Enjoy your vacation buns, and don't get too fat!
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