Our Rabbits

Mack

  • Giant Chinchilla(left)
  • Born 12/20/2012
  • Missouri Giant Chins in Winona, MO

 

 

 

 

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Darlin

  • Giant Chinchilla
  • Born 12/20/2012
  • Missouri Giant Chins in Winona, MO

Beauty

  • Giant Chinchilla
  • Born 4/6/2013
  • Missouri Giant Chins in Winona, MO

 

 

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“Hurley”

  • Copper Satin
  • Born 11/17/2011
  • Trieb Tribe WABbitry in Wamego, KS

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Angel

  • New Zealand/Californian Cross
  • Born N/A
  • Brotherton Rabbitry in Grain Valley, MO

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These are only a few of our foundation stock rabbits.  Below are posts of our rabbits on the farm.

Rabbit Paddock Fencing Ideas

Last spring we installed one rabbit paddock and had our fabulous welder friend come and help us attach the wire fence to the posts.  We had planned on putting a wooden rail on top but we haven’t gotten to it yet.  So this spring we plan on finishing up the first paddock and adding several more rabbit paddocks for our growing colony.  Here are a few samples of what we are looking to do.

    

Our Copper Satins

More bunnies!  Satin rabbits are well known for their beautiful fur.  It’s very soft and has a sheen to it.  I love the copper coloring and we now have a buck and doe and will have baby copper satins in December!  Welcome to the farm Hurley and Cinnamon!

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And here’s a recent picture our Angel and her recent litter.  They are growing so fast.  Their fur is SO soft and so pretty.

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He’s So Fluffy!

So we’ve had our first Giant Chinchilla for a couple weeks now. We named him Charlie and he’s been hanging out with our mixed breed rabbits: Angel and her litter of kits. This last week we went on a family vacation in southeast Missouri and after the vacation we went an hour farther to pick up four more Giant Chinchillas. So now, with Charlie, we have two males and three female pure bred Giant Chinchillas. It’s exciting, but we still have some time before the females will be breeding age. With this breed of rabbit you wait until they are 9 months old until you start breeding the females. It gives them time to mature and have better body conditioning. The children named the new rabbits Mack, Pepper, Sally, and Darlin. It’s so fun to name the breeding stock!  Oh and while we were gone by brother went and picked up some rabbit hutches for us!  So sweet!  Now we can keep the males separate for the time being, and angel is expecting again so she will be separated with her new little kits.  I love it!

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The children seeing the new hutches for the first time and checking out the new bunnies!

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Sally making herself right at home chowing down and Pepper enjoying the tunnels in the grass.

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Darlin, a little scared about not being in a cage so she went to hide in the older hutch we have.  And the boys: Mack to the left and Charlie on the right.

Mr. Bunny Meet Mrs. Bunny

imageWe spent our first activity free weekend this summer installing posts for our rabbit paddock.  We used galvanized steal pipe remnants for the posts and Kevin pounded them straight into the ground.  We started wrapping the wire around but we ran out of sunlight.  I’m very excited.  I think the rabbits will love it and I think it looks very nice.

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      image   imageAnd of course we need rabbits for our rabbit paddock.  Our baby bunnies are now six weeks old.  We checked them and we have four females and two males.  We will be keeping the females to breed and eating the males.  This morning I went up to Wyandotte Lake to pick up our first breeding buck.  A Giant Chinchilla that we named Charlie.  Charlie the Chin.  Sounds like a gangster name.  :D  And of course we have Angel, now called Charlie’s Angel.  Hee, hee.

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