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I finally have a litter with great growth!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby alforddm » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 am


I've been raising rabbits for 3 years in Aug. I've struggled with poor growth. I was happy if I got 5lbs by 12 weeks. My first rabbits gave me closer to 3lbs at 12 weeks. My first litter from the fall gave me a buck that was 5lbs 3 oz at a few days over 9 weeks and on top of the they have fairly good type. Nice thick meaty rabbits. Of course there were only 3 in that litter but still. The dams was 5lbs 8oz at 12 weeks out of a litter of 9 and this was the bucks first litter. The two does were both 4lbs 6oz. I'm going to keep back all 3 of them and see how things go. I don't have a picture of them now but here is a baby pic.

They are harlequin, chocolate chin, and broken harlequinized castor.
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Post Number:#2  Unread postby Marinea » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:00 am


Nice growth and such pretty buns.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:15 am


That chocolate chin sure is pretty! :in_love:

And kudos on the improved growth rates!

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby macksmom98 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:32 pm


Congrats! We are growing a few pens out for our County fair in 2 weeks, and are enjoying better growth this year, compared to last. It's nice when everything seems to come together:)

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Post Number:#5  Unread postby alforddm » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:37 pm


Ok, I couldn't resist, I had to go take some update pictures. They are 13 weeks so and they've grown quite a bit since I weight them.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 pm


They are gorgeous bunnies! That's awesome on the growth rates! I'm finally getting better ones this year too!
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:37 pm


I love the pattern of the Broken. Good on you for getting nice bunnies ^^

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Post Number:#8  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:47 pm


:congratulations:

Nice growth rate and great looking buns! It will be interesting to see the growth rate and meatiness of their offspring. I'm guessing it will be sustained.

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 pm


Thank you for the updated pictures! :oops:

I love how grumpy some Rex look. So adorable! One of mine is starting to get that same look, and I just can't resist loving him all the more!

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Post Number:#10  Unread postby GBov » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:06 pm


OOOOooooo VERY NICE!!!

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