No, sorry - just trying to come up with a creative title for a fairly mundane post.
By the way, Mark gave me a Mother's Day gift early:
So far, it isn't bad, but I don't like it as much as the Nikon Coolpix I had last. The picture quality isn't as crisp, and it's completely automatic. There are no extra settings, which is kind of annoying. Lastly, I'm not as impressed with the macro.
Now, back to rabbits..............................
We were hoping to have processed our excess 6-week old bucks by now, but alas, time constraints prevail as always.
I had also hoped to hang more cages. The latter also hasn't happened, due to the former.
But I HAD to separate out the grow-outs. They were getting entirely too crowded in their cages (especially Acer's 11!), and with the unseasonable heat, I knew they were getting increasingly cramped and uncomfortable.
So I rounded up all my culls and hauled them over to the lonely grow-out pen.
As you can see, it's become a bit of a jungle in there since the last time it was occupied. Not that they mind.
|This chestnut buck has lopping ears. Weird.|
They are also sharing their space with Babette and her litter.
It's funny the things Ian picks up from watching me.
|Run, bunnies, RUN!!!|
I promptly removed him, since he likes to "pat the bunnies, firmly."
By the way, as I was going through Acer's litter to divide the does from the bucks, I discovered I had SEVEN does, instead of 6! She was the one I was having difficulty discerning last week. I found out I was pressing too hard on her, um - lady parts. A little less pressure and, aha! a taco!
My cup runneth over.
So I have 7 NZ x does to choose from, the NZ pair going to Chattanooga, and one broken red buck I really like. He's the biggest and fastest growing, and I really like his looks. But I don't need anymore bucks! I may offer him for sale. He would make a great herd sire for somebody. If not, he will make a nice meal. No real loss on my part, I guess.
Babs' litter is still looking good.
|10 days old!|
She isn't nearly as snotty, but is still having sneezing fits.
Ha, later I went back out to check on everybody and a certain tubby lady was out hangin' with the grow-outs...
Yep - the perpetually distracted mom forgot to close her cage door again. Oh well, at least she was contained.
Oh well. The buns have their AC at least...
...... much to Ian's amusement.