So she didn't kindle on January 25th, her due date. I thought that was odd, as I could feel the babies, and they were pretty big, but everything seemed fine and normal. So I waited. I checked her at 10:00 pm on the evening of the 25th, but nothing yet. She was just pulling wool, as usual. (She'd pulled a little wool every evening for the last 3 days so nothing seemed out of order) Next morning, at 7:00 am, I go out there, and sure enough, someone has had babies. Really Aggie? In the middle of the night? On a cold night too? Abnormal. But Aggie doesn't care about normal does she. So she put the babies in the nestbox, but not in the nest part, she just laid them all over in the box. She had 6. 2 were alive, 4 appeared DOA (dead on arrival). I brought all of them in, warmed them all up, and brought one back to life. The others remained lifeless, one was a blue, the other 2 were torts. Of the ones still living, I have 2 blacks, and a Tort. All three are VM's. Cutie Pies, especially the blacks with little white dots on their noses. I was sorry to lose the ones I did, but losses happen, you have to learn to take it in stride and be thankful for the ones I do have.
Here are a couple more photos of her.... I can't help sharing.
Making plans for the Mt Vernon show, planning to be there with Ellie. I'm hoping she'll earn herself a title of some sort, maybe BOV or BOS or something. BOB would be amazing, but there will be some stiff competition, and Ellie is still just 5 months. I'm not saying she can't do it though, she certainly is progressing really well at this point. I'll also be bringing Millie, Caroline and my Black buck, my Dutch rabbits. I'm hoping Millie will place well, she also has the potential.
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