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our first litter for 2018

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Rainey » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:52 pm


Casco kindled this morning right on day 31. She's our oldest doe--this is her 4th year of being bred and her 10th litter. Her smallest litter was 7 and her largest 9 which pleases me since I'm aiming for 8. Was a bit worried when she hadn't pulled any fur by the morning feeding--last year her sister was supposed to have our first litter but even though she was only on her 3rd year and it looked like she'd been bred, no kits and none the next time we tried. The kindle today was from a breeding with a young buck, not quite 6 months when he bred her and she was his first doe. Anyway, just glad to have a first litter in a nest box to help me forget about the snow and frozen ground keeping me from getting started on my outdoor work.

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:21 pm


:cheer1: :cheer2: :cheer1:
Way to go, Casco!
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Marinea » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:01 am


To me, it's like seeing the first leaves start poking out of the trees, a sure sign of spring. Congrats!
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:35 am


:congratulations:

Hurray!

And congrats to the successful young buck, as well! I'm going to give ours a try later this month, so I'm on pins and needles to see if he'll get the hang of it quickly. :oops:

Give the mama some extra love from us, she deserves it!
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:44 am


Congrats!!
We expect Photos..... or it didn't happen! :lol:
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:46 pm


:yeahthat: :gettowork:
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Re: our first litter for 2018

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Rainey » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:48 am


Okay, here they are not quite 48 hours old. I don't often post photos of my rabbits unless I have a question where they'd help since all mine are black and white or shades of grey--not anything fancy. (We still think they're beautiful, but you know how that goes :) )
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Re: our first litter for 2018

Post Number:#8  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:26 am


I think they are beautiful also-- all white, is so boring .....
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby Nymphadora » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 am


Awww, they're darling, Rainey! :in_love:

I love the blacks and greys, I think they're adorable! That lighter one (blue otter? opal?) looks so shiny!
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:05 pm


AAWWwwwwww
They are just beautiful!!!
My step-daughter has had her first litter of Mini Satins
All Blacks and Blues.... so small and shiny

I think I'm more in love then she is :lovers:
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