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New Rabbits Born

May 7th, 2014 at 06:57 am

Andromeda had four healthy kits yesterday and Phoebe had six today. I am very excited that Phoebe had all black kits. Since Phoebe is white and Wildfire is red, I was expecting those two colors. I was not expecting black. But clearly Phoebe's albino gene only makes her present as white. She has black genetics. So I get black New Zealand rabbits a whole year ahead of schedule! And without having to pay through the nose for one.

And with Lola's death, I have room in the rabbitry to grow up a doe as a breeder, so hopefully there are some girls in the litter to choose from. Then in a year I can bring in a black buck from elsewhere. It is nice to have some good rabbit news for a change.

I have someone who wants to buy some rabbit meat, so hopefully I will have a little more profit from my rabbitry this month. At least enough to pay for 150 pounds of feed.

2 Responses to “New Rabbits Born”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    New life! Awesome.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Animal genetics is so interesting! When I was young, I had a white cat who was impregnated by a black cat (we think -- that's who we saw hanging around). Guess what her kittens were! Three orange tigers and a calico. Whoda thunk it?

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