As far as Aggie having babies... She wasn't on that plan. Yet again, another false pregnancy. So I will be putting lights on Jinger, Raven, and Aggie, and will plan to breed in 2 weeks. Rabbits are touchy hormonally... at least mine are here in Missouri. The bucks won't breed if it is too hot, and the does won't breed if they don't get enough light during the day. Some of you may have heard about how laying hens need 12-14 hrs of daylight to lay eggs, so in the winter people put a light in the hen house in the evenings to keep their hens laying. Rabbits are very similar I've learned. The does will take (lift and the buck will "tie) but they won't conceive, resulting in false pregnancies. Some does will even get their milk supply in (mine tend to) but still won't give birth, as there are no babies to give birth to. So as soon as the days start getting short, typically from mid October to Mid March, the rabbits, particularly the does, need a light on them. So hopefully in two weeks, Jinger and Raven will be being bred. Aggie has been indoors for the last week, (with much more light exposure) so she will be bred in the next week or so.
I do have my 2 Dutch doe's due... Cupcake and Elise. Babies will be Blue, Black, Grey, and maybe a couple Steels. Last time Cupcake, my grey doe, threw 2 black steels, and a blue steel. So we shall see what she has this time. I bred her last week, so I'm hoping she took.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving week, Hopefully I'll be able to post another update sometime soon!
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