Rammy's Rabbit Thread

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Ive been breeding rabbits for about a year now. A friend on BYHs got me interested in doing it, and after searching high and low for suitable breeding stock, I finally found my first buck, a red NZ.

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Leo


It took me months to find a doe to breed with him. I ended up with a mix breed doe, possibly a Californian/NZ cross. Im not sure exactly if thats all she is, because she has a little blue in her right eye and so Im wondering if she has something else, too.
Doesnt matter, though, since she's has 2 litters and has been a great Mom.
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Belle

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Belle and Leo's first litter.


I then went in search of a pedigreed NZ breeding pair and finally found some thru FB. They were only 2 hours away and Ive had them almost a year.
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Betty White
She didnt take the first time I attempted to breed her. The second time 30 days plus later she did, but only had 4 kits. There was a partially formed still born kit on the wire. That was disappointing.

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Buckaroo Bonzai

And today, I went and picked up two new additions to my growing herd, 2 Californians.
In honoring the memory of two great members, one from here, Sumi, and a member we lost last year, Latestarter, from BYHs, I named my new bunnies after them.



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Sumi

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Joe

They wont be able to breed til this fall but with the two proven doe's I already have, in addition to two more doe's I kept, one purebred REW NZ doe, and one red NZ/Cali doe I kept from the last litters, I will have 5 doe's hopefully having kits this fall.
With the last two litters the proven doe's had, the kits sold pretty quickly, so Im hoping the litters from this fall will too.
We will see!
 

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Rabbits sure are easier than cows, ain’t they? LOL They are some nice bunnies, love the names.
 

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Rabbits sure are easier than cows, ain’t they? LOL They are some nice bunnies, love the names.
I got two Holsteins steers couple weeks ago to raise for meat. Probably wont be able to do that til next fall since it will take longer to make weight.
 

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Pics of the Holsteins and thier little friend, Moose.
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Mr.Tone(bone) is the whiter one,and Porter(house) is the mostly blacker one.

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Today I put up some shade clothe for the rabbits. Yesterday it got up to 92 and my red NZ buck looked like he may of heat stroked a little. He had some slobber on his chin. I had put ice water bottles out there to help cool them but dont think it helped much. They have shade most of the day, but the afternoons its not alot so Im hoping the clothe helps. Thier water was very hot from the sun on it so I exchanged it for cooler water.
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I had shade clothe on the red bucks cage but with the heat and the humidity making it about 105 degrees yesterday it didnt help much.
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The girls condos.
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Belle in her hidy hole.
 

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nice rabbits! I really like the kit guard cage wire too.
 

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If you have plastic bowls like cool whip or something like that, fill with water and freeze. Pop the ice chunks out and give to the rabbits. They can bite and eat the ice and lay against it.
 

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If you have plastic bowls like cool whip or something like that, fill with water and freeze. Pop the ice chunks out and give to the rabbits. They can bite and eat the ice and lay against it.
Oooh, good idea! Thanks!
 

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I have read that large (12") tiles help with the heat also. I don't have rabbits, so I don't know if that is true or not.
 
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