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Figured out why the 2nd grumpy litter tort is a runt...malocclusion.
Going to cull tomorrow, as I already fed the dogs for tonight.
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Two buns moved to cull cage. Grumpy litter & 11's litter weaned to their own cages.
Nests added. I don't think Grumpy took, but 11 is digging up a storm.
 

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Since feed continues to only go up in price, I have a ton of meat in the freezer & I'm currently breeding for fast growth, it doesn't make much sense to grow out the whole litter. So, I'll weigh the Amber litter & mark the 2 biggest. The rest of them will be culled 2× a day for the LGDs. The culls from yesterday will also be dogfood, as I have no space for them in the freezer. 7 culls.

It looks like Grumpy's 2nd litter grew faster, so, I'll see if the biggest doe in the litter is in the top 3, if so, she'll replace the previously kept Grumpy doe kit. Rest will be dog food. 6 culls.

#11's kits, besides the biggest kit, will be put in the freezer. 4 culls.

The 1st litter doe, Speckle, was bred, we'll see if being a hussy was a good sign or not next month.

I don't think Grumpy is bred. Going to wait until next week to rebreed her. Waited an extra week to breed Lynx & 14. Will do the same with the others, just to slow things down slightly.

#11 made a nest yesterday. Hoping for healthy, live kits. Maybe more of them & that they all grow as fast as the previous litter!

17 off the feedbill over the next week. Rarely cold enough for long term to cull all in one go & cold store them outside. But! Next year, I'll have the current freezer just for rabbits & lamb.

Moved 3 bags of feed into the bin in the barn. 1 left in storage.
 

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Got some weights & pics last night.

It looks like tort & chocolate were does, rest are bucks in Grumpy's litter, so, won't keep any from this batch to replace the black doe from the previous litter.
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And #11's litter. 7wks old, doe is 5 pounds!
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Lynx's 2nd litter. Idk why I took rear pics for some & not the rest.
6wks old.
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I can't tell if this one is good or not. Feet a bit forward, but he wouldn't pose otherwise. Probably watch it grow.
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Wouldn't keep feet back, long shoulder.
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This one might be the keeper.
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Amber's 1st litter, does.
Blue still has that weird shoulder bump, but winder bottom n filled in loin. I like the spine on broken opal the most, but Righty is 3oz heavier.
Any of the girls 100% cull?
Lefty?
and the blue broken buck?
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Lefty doe & blue broken buck gone. Also feeding a few eggs per LGD, got a huge hoard to get through.

Buck n doe from #11 & choc doe from Grumpy pending sale. Printing pedigrees for the #11 buns.
Might have others to go, but waiting on this sale to go through first.

Red bin eggs are oldest & for the LGDs. Others in fridge, I'm trying to make mayo & eggsalad out of. We eat so few eggs...
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There's a discrepancy in In the red amounts on paper vs this thread. Tracked it down to a missed Mutty sale on here. So, red is 35 less. 219-Mutty at 35 makes it 184 in the red.

Then red of $184 - today's 3 bun sale of 140, makes the current In the red $44!
Grumpy's chocolate doe & #11's buck n doe sold.

Going to have to buy feed next week or so. Ugh.


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#11 had her litter, seems like small is all she can produce. =/
6, but one dead. How annoying. Same thing last time. Maybe she'll have an extra or two today like last time. She had 7 her first litter and all lived. Idk wtf she's doing these other times.

Lynx was bred to the new Rex. We'll see if he was old enough for it. Nest on 6th.

#14 bred to 3-5 SF, nest on 6th.

Speckle nest on 13th.
 

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2 deboned & salt bathing in fridge.
2 thawing to go up next.
11-12 more in the freezer to go through the same process.
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Don't have enough bowls for the soaking or I'd thaw 4 at a time instead. As I do two days soak, then portion, bag & freeze.

It'll free up so much space once they're all done. Next ones I butcher, I'll have to debone right away.
 

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Two more deboned & soaking.
Found 4 singles, so I pulled 3 of the smaller ones to thaw out for tomorrow.

Got a funnel to water without dribbles all over the place!
 

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No, omg, wtf?! 🤬😭 You have got to be kidding me!
The new SF buck, he's been so indifferent to everything. So, I decided to look him over for why he wasn't excited for food or generally reactive to commotion like everyone else.
But what I found was awful...Split penis!
Teased him with a doe to get him extended to see how bad it really is, he's incredibly lazy about it, but there it is, another bad split!! FML!!!
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Contacted breeder. They only have a wee baby. Might as well get him and pray like mad that he's healthy!! 😭 Set back another few months!

I guess if I decide to keep bucks of my own, I should keep the 2 best, in case one has a split!


But, in other news, Blu is still a sweetie.
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I'm out of little dried gourds for her, last one given today.
 

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3 deboned, took 1hr 20min. Is that a long time? Lol

Three more out of the freezer for thawing. Previous two portioned out & back in freezer.

Salt bath.
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Another two deboned, previous ones bagged & two more set out to thaw.

I think I should get rid of the Rex. They're so dang slow growing! To be 12wks and hardly in the 4# range...ugh. Maybe I should wait to see what the new Rex buck produces, if still so slow, I'll sell them all off.
 

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Decided to pull the last 4 to defrost to get it over with sooner.
Half of the frozens turned into just one shopping bag full of meat vs about 6 bags. Lots of space saving!
 

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