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.
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?
and the blue broken buck?
#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.
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!!!
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.
I'm out of little dried gourds for her, last one given today.
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.