Ellie's babies are getting so big! 7 weeks old now!! They are so pretty! Not much to tell about them, except they are so precious, so cuddly, so FLUFFY! I have my favorites, can't wait to show them. Each one has their own strengths, I can look in the cage (they're in the house of course, have been since birth) and tell them apart, which I know sounds insane, but I've studied them and watched them so often I know their mannerisms and see how texture varies ever so slightly. They are dolls. Here come the pictures.
So much fluff and density for being only 7 weeks old!!! She is amazing!
A row of noses... so pink!
On to the babies... the nestboxes are pretty adorable too actually. At least to me, I guess I have a fascination with mouse looking, colored, furry animals! lol... But in reality, there are some beautiful colors and bunnies developing. Once again, there are a few that are just gorgeous... so here are some pictures of them!
Are they not cute? Just a little bit? Because I promise you, even at 1 week old they are soooo soft, so cuddly.... I just love baby bunnies. They are just too adorable. I know I've said that. But they just are!
So I occasionally have a Dutch litter that turns out really well, marking and body wise. Sometimes it can be months until I have one of these rare *keeper* litters.... but 3 months ago I had a really pretty litter. Of course, all 6 were bucks. If you know me, I can't hang on to bucks. I'm super picky. I have a standard of pretty much as close to perfection as you can get for my herdsires. Hornblower has been an awesome Dutch buck for me, but he is getting older, and the one thing I really wanted from him was a son to replace him. Elise, one of my older Dutch does, a great mom who has a record for having nice, well marked, healthy litters, has already produced a keeper doe that took a BOV leg at MO state convention. Does are awesome, but I really still wanted a buck. So, I thought I'd try one more time. Well.... I might have a buck. This little man looks almost one for one like his daddy. I really like his head and face. He is a nice buck. I have his full sister, she is 8 months old now, and I rarely keep siblings. I might make an exception. This little guy has a wonderful personality and I just have that feeling, like I had with his sister, that he might be something extra special. So for now, this little guy will be joining the show team, he'll be making his first debut at 4 1/2 months old.
Thanks for stopping by! Another update should be coming soon! Babies will be opening their eyes, Ellie's litter will just keep poofing, and show schedules are being planned. If you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to leave a comment! Blessings to you, hope you stop by again soon! ~Anna
2 more beautiful litters of Angoras have arrived! SkyLark, my pretty Blue Tort doe had a litter of 10 babies, down to 7 as of today. Stormy, my Chestnut doe, has a healthy litter of 5 babies, and hasn't lost one yet! They are both being great mamma's, both have their milk in and are feeding the babies well. SkyLark had her litter on January 15th, Stormy had hers on the 16th.
Stormy has 1 Chestnut, 1 Black, and 3 colored babies. They are either torts or Lynx. Can't tell for sure yet, but they are very big healthy babies.
You can see the colors well in this picture. I can't fully tell if they are Agouti yet or if they are torts. Are they black or blue torts? I'll know if they are Lynx for sure soon. I have learned to just be patient at this stage and just to wait for a little more fur to grow in.
SkyLark had 10 babies to start with, she is now down to 7. The picture was taken before I lost a couple babies. As of today, I have 4 beautiful blues, (yay, blue is such a gorgeous color!) 1 black, and 2 REWs. I was surprised that she gave me REWs, I was expecting torts, but her REWs are very pretty. The biggest fattest baby is a REW, so it'll probably be competing very directly with Ellie's babies. Shows will definitely be interesting! I'm very excited to get to show colors and whites in 2016, I already have several shows slotted for the babies. Nationals is probably going to be a big debut for all of the ones I keep as show bunnies, and then several will be finding new homes. You are welcome to Contact me if you're looking for something in particular!
Now for Ellie's babies 6 week old Pictures!!!!!
All 4 of Ellie's munchkins!
Now I know I said in my last post I would announce names for this litter... So.... Here they are!
Bungalow of Bunnies
Jubilee (doe) Elvira (doe) Cascade (buck) Pearl Harbor (buck)
Due to ARBA's registration length of name requirements, I'm shortening my prefix on my pedigrees to "Bungalow's _______". As I continue to breed on the pedigree, pushing my generations farther back, Bungalow makes more sense on a registration paper since it isn't so long. On the tops of the pedigrees I breed and issue I'm still keeping it Bungalow of Bunnies, but in the rabbit information slots it will just show Bungalow. I'm not re-issuing previous pedigrees, this will just apply from here on out.
Darling little fluff balls of White!
So there is an update for you! I have Dutch litters expected around the beginning of February, and I will continue to post updates on the English angora litters as they grow. If you're looking for an Angora bunny, you are welcome to contact me and I can let you know what will be available.
Ellie's babies have turned 4 weeks old!!! I'm down to just 4 babies for numerous reasons, but I'm extremely thankful for them. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. All of them are gorgeous. Truly, each one has beautiful traits. There is definitely the #1 pick of the litter though... and I love her. Both does are gorgeous, I think they have a future on the showtable. Competition is bound to be steep this year though in the Angora Class, although I'm looking forward to it! So, without further ado, here are some more pictures of the munchkins!
Such straight toes! A sign of a correct body.
I may have already said it, but I'll say it again, they are all beautiful babies. Each one has their own little traits, I have already spent lots of time with them watching them and playing with them. Ellie has struggled with being a mom, I think partly because it is her first time. I've had to bottle feed them since they were two weeks old. She is being a good mom towards them, she just didn't have any milk. I did my best to supplement, but she ended up getting mastitis and is currently on Antibiotics. I had to take her to the vet. Since Antibiotics can mess up a rabbit's GI (gastrointestinal) tract and their Gut flora, I have also been giving her Probiotics as well, the vet thought that would be good to help her stay somewhat balanced but still be able to fight the infection. She is on the mend already. It is not hereditary, and rarely occurs. Ellie has done great, she has kept her usual perky attitude up, and is eating and drinking fine. I'm very thankful to have a highly experienced rabbit vet nearby, it is such a blessing!!
SkyLark and Stormy are both Due January 15th. I'm hoping for babies as always, maybe this time SkyLark won't disappoint me. I have also bred 2 Dutch does to my new Black buck, Both Millie and Cupcake are expecting early in February.
Other than that, not a whole lot else going on. Winter is fairly mild this year, Although Ellie and her babies are still in the house, and Skylark will be brought inside when her turn comes. First time moms are usually unpredictable and I like to keep a warm environment in case she might lay them all over the cage floor. Ellie was so good, she put hers right where they belonged, I just woke up, and checked, and there they were!
The first show of 2016 is scheduled for February 27th, in Mt Vernon MO. A little closer to home than Sedalia, and I'm really hoping for better weather than last year. Last year this show was during the big MO blizzard, even though I still went, I'd rather have less concern about the road this year. Ellie's babies will make their Debut on the showtable, at almost 12 weeks old. I have already selected names, they will be announced in my next blog post!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016!
Check back again for another update, hopefully soon!
Welcome! I'm Anna, and I raise Dutch and English Angora rabbits. I love staging photoshoots and I use the blog as a way for you to get a glimpse of the adorable bunnies I cherish. I try to post on my "bunny blog" at least once a month, so check back for updates! Also check out my facebook page in the top right hand corner of my site. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the pictures!