Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Dozen!!

My New Zealand doe had babies last night!  I've been expecting them, and I saw she was pulling fur for her nest last night.  I woke up and went out to feed the animals, and looked in the nest but did not see any babies. Her stomach didn't look any skinner, so I thought maybe she still hadn't had them yet.  A few minutes later she went in the nest and fiddled around, then when she jumped out I saw a pile of babies!!

I counted them, and was shocked to find 12 fat, squirming babies!  They all seem healthy and happy, and they're all dark colored!  She was bred to my American Chinchilla/Silver Fox cross buck  I wasn't sure what to expect since she's a first timer. I was hoping for at least 6 or 8 babies. I'm crossing my fingers they all make it!  I'll be feeding her as much food as she can eat to make sure she's got enough milk for them all. 

They're bigger than I expected, too. 

She hid them well!  I'm excited to track their progress.   Also, my broody hen, Wanda, has some new chicks!  They were still in the process of hatching out, so I haven't taken any pictures but I will this afternoon. 

Hooray for new babies!


Becky said...

WOOHOO!!!! Way to go Mama Bunny!!! (she needs a name, btw ;) Wow, a dozen!! I hope they all continue to do well. I can't wait to see them. :)

Allison Preiss said...

Awe so cute!

Deb said...

How awesome!!! Way to go Mamma Bunny!! They are precious and I LOVE the blue color! If you have one that needs special care, send it home with Becky - you know how I've been broody lately! What a great job to you both!! Love and hugs, Momma Waiting for hassenfeffer!!

Jennifer said...

Awwww... how sweet. Congratulations.

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