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The Dutch Nestbox
November 1st, 2016
Time flies! Babies have arrived in the Dutch nestboxes! Theodora has a beautiful litter of 7 black babies (bred to Nile). Ambrosia (choc doe) has a beautiful litter of 5 Chocolates (bred to Donovan). Cupcake also had another litter, she has one little grey baby still looking for a home (bred to Nile). Milly (blue doe) was bred to my blue buck who is a Hornblower/Elise baby, and had 2 sweet little blue does. All will shortly be looking for homes. Theodora's litter won't be ready until just before Christmas, but Milly's babies and the chocolate will be ready in 2 weeks. Contact if you're interested!!!
July 9th, 2016
Been too long since I updated here in the Nestbox! My chocolates did have a litter, I have one gorgeous Chocolate Doe that I've kept for now out of her litter. Theodora has one baby born July 5th, she lost the rest of the litter. Milly, blue doe, is bred to a young blue buck that I kept from Elise and Hornblower, and she is due July 14th. Litter expected to be all blues. Excited to see some really neat show babies pop out of that litter!
April 8th, 2016
Babies are all grown up! Only Theodora and Elise have small babies left, they are all doing well. Elise has 4 blues and Theodora has 5 blacks. Beautiful babies, I see a future Bungalow Blue buck in Elise's litter, which I'm so excited about!
Exciting litter coming soon!!! Chocolates!!! Ambrosia and Donovan bred and Ambrosia is due hopefully on May 1st! 100% chocolates expected, so excited to meet this litter!!! Cupcake has been rebred to Nile and is expecting May 9th. We'll see if she took.
March 14th, 2016
Babies are growing! All the litters are thriving and becoming cuter every day! Above is a slideshow of pictures of these darling babies, you can tell they are all strong little hoppers! Theodora has been a great mom, she hasn't lost a single baby (which sets a record here for the Best first time mama award!), Elise's litter really gets me excited (those blues!), and that beautiful little Grey doe is on the keeper list! Enjoying them all so much, they are all sweet little babies who are already developing lovely personalities!
Cupcake's litter of 5
March 3rd, 2016 The pretty babies are getting bigger! Cupcake raised 5 babies, 1 grey, 2 black steels, and 2 Blacks. They are all beautiful healthy hoppers. I can tell there are 2 girls and a couple boys, but I'll check again to be absolutely sure. As for Millie's litter, she raised 3 Black babies. They are also quite pretty, 1 doe and 1 buck, and the last one I'm not sure on yet. (Cupcake and Millie were bred to Nile)
Elise had a beautiful litter of 5 this morning, 1 DOA, so four blues left. They are nice healthy kits. Very excited about this litter. (Elise was bred to Hornblower)
Theodora is due tomorrow morning, I'm hopeful to get some babies out of her. (Bred to Nile)
Cupcake's Grey baby Doe
Millie's Black litter of 3
February 8th, 2016 Cupcake and Millie both had babies! Both have healthy litters and didn't lose any.
Cupcake (grey) x Nile (black)= 6 babies, grey and black -born January 5th
Millie (blue) x Nile (black)= 4 black babies -born January 6th
I also bred Elise and Theodora. I bred Elise to Hornblower, I absolutely love the babies I get out them. Theodora I bred to Nile. She is Elise and Hornblower's daughter, so hopefully I'll get a very pretty little baby out of the pairing. I'm also hoping to get a nice keeper out of Elise's expected litter.
I'll try to post some pictures of the babies if I get a chance. You can contact me if you'd be interested in or looking for something. I'll have some very nice show quality babies available hopefully. 4-H, FFA, or state tables compatible. I have my hands full with the EA's, so I'll have a smaller Dutch show team this year probably, so I might let some really beautiful babies that I would normally keep, be available for homes.
January 6th, 2016 Well, I guess I forgot to update this page very often! Oops! If you've been keeping up with the blog though, I have kept that pretty updated with arrivals. I have had several litters come and go since July though. lol...
Today I bred Millie and Cupcake to my Black buck Nile. So, babies are expected February 6th. Both does lifted and bred very easily, so I'm hopeful that they took. Will update if babies arrive!
July 27th, 2015 Wow it has been awhile since I updated this!!! Elise has had a beautiful litter of 8 at the beginning of June, they are all 7-8 weeks old now. All blues. Cupcake had 6 beautiful babies on July 1st, they are almost a month old now. Millie has been bred and is expecting August 22nd. Check the blog for more pictures and info. I'll hopefully update this more often as well.
April 8th, 2015 More babies have arrived. Both Caroline and Millie delivered happy little bundles this afternoon... Caroline had 6, 5 thriving, and Millie had 7, all thriving so far. Elise lost one baby this week, so she has 3 Blues, 2 bucks and 1 doe. Millie has 7 Blues, all seem well marked, and Caroline has several different colors. I see a black in there, but don't know what to guess yet on the others. So I'll be posting more updates as I figure the colors out. Millie's litter especially will be high quality, with both her and Hornblower having legs, the babies are bound to be nice. Maybe I have a keeper in the nestbox after all. :-)
Stop back by to see them grow bigger!
April 4th, 2015 Babies have made their arrival!!! Elise surprised me and popped 4 beautiful little blues on March 18th. She is 3 years old now, and since I doubted that she had even taken, I was thrilled when I found the babies in the nestbox. They are all doing wonderful, I have 2 boys and 2 girls. 2 are very well marked, maybe I have a show baby in there after all! Millie and Caroline are both due in 2 days. We'll see if have any babies, still not quite sure. Hoping for babies!!
March 9th, 2015 Cupcake's babies are doing great! I have 3 Blues, 2 Blacks, and a Grey. 4 Boys, 2 girls. The Grey and a blue are both girls. Fully pedigreed. They should be ready to go around the end of March.
Millie and Hornblower, both Blues, are bred, and Millie should deliver around April 7th. Finger's crossed for babies!
Caroline and Danny Boy (Grey and Black) both bred, and Caroline is also due April 7th.
March 3rd, 2015 Cupcake's babies are doing well. There has been one color change... one of the "blacks" is a Grey. I also lost one this week, so now there are just 6. 3 blues, 2 Blacks, and a Grey. All of their eyes are open now. Most will be available to pet or breeder homes. They are all fully pedigreed.
February 22nd, 2015 Cupcake's babies are about 4-5 days old, and colors have come in. There are 3 blues, and 4 blacks. No greys or Steels. Both Cupcake and my Black buck carry dilute (blue) so that accounts for the blue color. 2 of the babies are very exceptionally marked and have nice bodies so far. The whole litter though is very nice. I'm happy! Lisette is bred and due March 18th, hopefully she took. She is bred to Hornblower.
Cupcake's 7 babies
February 20th, 2015 Cupcake had babies on the 18th! She had 8, one was DOA (dead on arrival), so she has 7 healthy happy hoppers now in her nestbox! I can't tell colors for sure yet, she was bred to my Black Bergene buck, and I know I see a few Blacks, but I won't know for another couple days what the other colors will be yet. I suspect Grey for sure, but I see a couple light ones that are either Blue or Blue Steel. I'm guessing Blue steel. Fun fun! I also bred Lisette (blue doe) to Hornblower, and she is due March 18th. (All blues are expected) I am planning to show both Milly (blue doe) and Caroline (grey doe) on Feb 28th, and then around the 1st of March I'll plan to breed them. Babies will be ready around May. So hopefully April-May I'll have some Dutch babies available. If there is something in particular you're looking for, feel free to let me know!
January 26th, 2015 Cupcake is bred to my Bergene Black buck, and is due February 19th. I hopefully will be breeding another doe or two soon. I'll make another update once I have more news!
November 24th, 2014 Wow no updates since June?? Where have I been? lol... Well here is an update: Elise (blue doe) is bred to Hornblower and is due December 12th. Let's hope for babies! Cupcake is bred, and expecting babies December 21st. Certainly a cold week for babies, but we'll just have to name the babies Holiday names. :-) I must admit, I have taken a backseat on breeding the Dutch for awhile, hopefully now I'll be getting back in the game! You are welcome to contact me if you are looking for something in particular, when folks do, I'm more motivated to plan more babies. ;-)
June 8th, 2014 Here is a detailed list of what I have now, & what is expected. Helen: 5 babies. 3 blue, 2 black. *sold* Cupcake: 7 babies. Lots of different colors, Black Steels, Blue steels, Black and one Grey, which I'm keeping. Tessa: 5 babies. 3 Blue 2 Torts. Males and Females. Check my availability page for more info. *sold* Elise: 5 babies. All Blue. 4 Available. 1 Male, 3 females. Nobody else bred. All of my doe's have babies now! Lol....
Tessa's babies are almost 1 month old now. 2 Lilac Chocolate Torts and 3 blues. Let me know if you want one, they will be gone very soon! Elise has 5, 3 of which can be sold pedigreed. They also will be gone soon, so if you want one, let me know!!! Thanks! Cupcake is due on June 7th. Helen is due this Sunday.
Tessa's pretty little babies!
May 7th, 2014 BABIES!!!! Tessa and Elise are both proud mama's! Tessa's babies were born a day early, (which is fine because she had a big litter) on the 29th of April. Elise had her babies on time, early the next morning. (April 30th). Tessa had 7, Elise had 6. All were born alive, however on chilly evening 2 days later they both lost one. So, right now Tessa has 6 beautiful babies, four blues and TWO perfectly colored TORTS!!!! I was SO shocked, she was bred to Pellew, who is blue, so I had no expectancy of torts, but Surprise!! I love you Tessa! All of Tessa's babies have amazing markings. Not a bad one in the bunch. Elise who was bred to Hornblower, had all blues. 4 had poor markings, 2 are alright. I am hoping to keep one if one is a girl. We will see. Still, I'm just thrilled to have babies again! All my babies are about a week old now. They should be ready around the end of May beginning of June. I will most likely be keeping a baby from both litters, so if you're wanting a baby, let me know! Helen is bred to Pellew and is Due May 26th. Cupcake is bred to Hornblower, and is due on June 7th. I'm pretty sure Cupcake is prego!
April 21st, 2014 Tessa is due April 30th. I'm really hoping for babies, it has been too long since I had some little baby Dutch faces. :) Elise is also due April 30th. Bred to Hornblower, her babies will be pedigreed. Cupcake is ready to go on a date!! Hopefully sometime soon, I'll have to see when I'm wanting her to have babies. That is all for now!!
November 6th, 2013 Leslie's babies are doing well, they are almost the same age as Elise's rabbits. They will be ready in about 1 week. (they are still in the weaning process) Harmony is due on the November 30th, it will be her first time. She has turned out quite well, I'm very pleased with her, and I'm excited to see what she'll have! Lisette is also due November 30th, we'll see how she does this time. Lisette has lost her first two litters in row, I'm hoping this time she'll be a better mom. Tessa, (my blue Dutch rabbit) is due tomorrow. She already has "dropbelly" and has made her nest. Excited! Helen is also due tomorrow, I'm not sure if she is pregnant though. We shall see!
October 17th, 2013 Elise's babies are adorable. They are now 3 weeks old! Cuter than ever, they are the ideal perfect picture of health and happiness. They will be ready to go in 3 more weeks. :) Lisette had her litter of babies on October 15th, right on schedule. I'm pleased with her nice litter of 6, they look promising. Go to my bunny blog to see more about them! Leslie also had her litter of babies on October 15th, but she only had 3 babies. But, They are tortoises!! They are my first tortoise babies I've ever bred and had before, so I was pretty excited. She is my very best momma yet. I didn't even know she had babies until today, which is VERY unusual. She did such a good job hiding them, I was shocked this morning. Biggest bunny surprise! Tessa (my blue doe) is bred to Hornblower and is due on November 7th. Helen I rebred to Pellew, as she didn't have babies this last time. She is also due on November 7th.
October 2nd, 2013 Elise had 6 healthy Bergene babies, I'm so excited to see how they turn out. They all have lovely markings, and will be a very promising little group. 3 are already spoken for, 2 girls and a boy. I still have several left, so if you want one, let me know as soon as possible. Helen is the next one up, she is due October 5th, bred to Pellew. I'm not sure if she "took", so I question as of yet if she is having babies. She is eager to nest though! I hope, I'd love a chocolate or two out of her. Lisette is due October 15th, bred to Hornblower. Leslie is due October 15th, bred to Pellew.
September 16th, 2013 Dutch: Lisette didn't have babies, much to my disappointment, so next up on calendar is Elise, one of my blue does. I bred her to Capt. H.H. She is due on the 28th of September. I bred Helen my chocolate earlier this month to Capt. Pellew on the 3rd, she is due on October 4th-5th. Leslie, my new tortoise doe was bred to Capt. Pellew on Sept. 14th, and is due on October 15th. And I rebred Lisette to Capt. H.H. and she is also due with Leslie on October 15th. So, we'll see what Elise has, I'm hoping for some chocolates out of Helen, and some Tortoises out of Leslie. Check back for more updates!
Peaches has little Cuddly Bundles!
Mid August, 2013 Now if they aren't just darling? I have 5 altogether, Peaches is the momma, and there are 3 boys and 2 girls. They should be ready in about 2-3 weeks for their loving forever homes. They have been handled since birth, and are very tame and loving. *All Sold*
July 3rd, 2013 Helen had her babies early today!! 6 kits, and she did great! She has 5 black, and one Blue Steele. All are well marked! She was bred to Bergy from Nottinghill rabbitry, and although the kits won't be pedigreed, they still come from excellent parents. Helen is probably my best breeding doe, and Bergy is a very nice buck. Edith is due soon, on the 9th. I'm still waiting for some chocolates!!
June 21st, 2013 Edith is due July 9th, I hoping for some nice large litters this time. Tessa is due for the July 20th, and this will be the first litter with Tom Tom, my young buck, so I'm hopeful to see what she'll throw! Ella Mae is ready to be bred again, as she didn't have babies on the 14th, I'm guessing that would have something to do with the fact she was young and it was her first time. I'm hoping to breed Diana soon. Melody and Harmony are also getting ready to be bred, maybe a couple more months will do the trick. I don't prefer to breed during the heat of the summer, so there will be a bit of a break for some of my girls during late July/August/early September.
May 23rd. 2013 Tessa had her babies today! 6 blues. Not all are perfectly marked, but they are sure cute. Check out the blog for pictures! Edith is due Monday, May 27th, and I'm excited to see what she has! Ella Mae is due June 14th, and I'm getting ready to breed Helen again. She will be a second time mom, and I'm hoping to breed her the 1st week of June. Her babies are already sold, so I'm just giving her some recuperation time, before she will be a mother again.
May 14th, 2013 Ella Mae bred today! Her first litter is due June 14th! I'm so excited to see what she has, she will be my first tort that will have babies, I can't wait to see her babies! Tom Tom is the dad, first babies for him too! Tessa also went to nest today, we'll see when the babies arrive!
May 4th, 2013 Helen's babies are doing very well. 3 blues, 3 blacks. Will be available mid May. Tessa is May 21st, and I hoping for a good litter. Edith is Due May 27th. I'm hoping to breed Ella Mae here soon.
April 29th, 2013 Helen had her babies today. 3 blues, 3 blacks. Go check out the blog for more info!
April 19th, 2013 I currently have Emma due with a litter soon, and Helen is due May 1st. I expect Chocolates and Blues out of both litters. Edith is birthing soon! If you would be interested in any from either of these litters, please let me know. I will let you know what I have and when it will be available! Thanks~