Friday, 8 May 2009

Rabbits update

Here's the younger mama with her two babies - they must be about six weeks or more now (must check the calendar!!) and they are both getting on very well. They are beautiful rabbits, nicknamed Champagne and Martini although I have no idea why.

This is Bubblegum casting a wary eye over me with the camera in her face! She is a lovely mother and very protective of her offspring.

Food is obviously the highlight of their day - they seem to spend a lot of time with their noses in the trough.

This is the latest litter which Bubblegum's mother, Rosie, gave birth to on 19th April. They will be three weeks old on Sunday. This photo (above) was taken when they were about a week old.

Now they are scampering around the hutch and having great fun together - such energy!

We haven't sexed them properly yet although the YFG is pretty sure that they are all boys. Rosie has a patch of black on her white neck, which shouldn't be there really, for perfection in the breed, but we love her anyway. Two of these have patches too - one larger than the other. Needless to say, I am sure that one of them will end up being named Patch!

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