Friday, January 22, 2010

Got a surprise today!

This morning I was feeding the buns and saying hi to them all when I noticed a bunch of fur spread all over Daisy's cage. I thought she had just pulled fur in prepping her nest box, since her due date isn't until tomorrow (Saturday).

So I looked in her box and she obviously had babies under the pile of fur. I was way surprised, as I haven't had a doe go early for 6 years probably! My does always go on their due date or a day over. I started to count how many babies she had and they just kept coming . . . total count was 10 babies!! Yay, praise the Lord! I haven't had a litter of 10 since we moved to Oklahoma. My biggest litter in Oklahoma was 8, but no double digit litters. I'm thrilled :). This is Cameron's first litter here too!

I don't have any other does due, but I think Daisy will be able to handle 10 pretty well.

Yesterday we were in Tulsa and I found a big rabbit cage on Craigslist for a pretty good deal. I picked it up for one of the retired buns . . . Striper. He seems to be enjoying it so far! We'll see if he litterbox trains as easily as his mom did . . .




Sunny Brook Rabbitry said...

Congrats on the big litter!! Ours have been having big litters this winter too. Must be all the nice weather we're having here.

Hope you have some great show animals in there!

Cristina & Kim

Joan McClure said...

How exciting, Qadoshyah!!! I don't know my kit colors very well. Do I see chocolate in there?

Qadoshyah said...

No, I don't think there's a chocolate. I know the colors looked a bit funky in the picture, since they were just a few hours old. The colors are always lighter the first day than they end up being. There may be a dilute or two in the litter, but we'll see.