Saturday, February 15, 2014

2/15 Clipping Again!


With show season over, it is time to clip rabbits!

This is Obi before...
This is after.
Here is the process I use clipping.

First I clip around the neck, legs, and tail,
Then I start clipping rows down the back:

It's that easy!

This is what the ground looks like now. My dad walked out and said "I think it's snowing!"
Just a few more rabbits to go!





Monday, December 9, 2013

Update 12/9/13

     Just an update.

     With the freeze coming through Sonora I have been having to hand water the rabbits every day. As you know I have an insulated automatic watering system with heat strips running the length of the hoses. The heat strips work great until the water leaves the hose from the nozzle that the rabbit drinks from. The water then freezes the nozzle so that no water can escape the hose. Great!
    
     Many of you know already but I am putting it on the blog now, as an update and a warning to other rabbit breeders following this blog; wool mites will destroy your rabbit's coat. I found this out much too late to save my rabbits for this year, but I will tell you the symptoms so you will be able to recognize them before it is too late. I'll have more on treatment at the end of this post.

     If the wool behind your rabbit's ears begins to fall out this is the first sign of wool mites. At this point you may still be able to save the coat. Check the skin to see if it is dry and flaky. If it is you definitely have mites. I had so little experience my first year that I didn't recognize the signs before it was too late. I would groom my rabbits with a blower and brush every night and the next morning it would be a webbed mess! This means you have wool mites.

     I called my veterinarian and he instructed me to give each rabbit a dose of Ivomec .018cc per pound every month. On the rabbits with an acute case give it to them two weeks later.

     I hope this can help.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Monday, October 28, 2013

New rabbits - 10/28

I know that it has been a long time since my last post but when school started up I became busy, busy. I thank you all for faithfully following this blog.

For those of you curious as to what became of those cute babies, they became full blow rabbits.

This is Surprise a bouncy little bunny with plenty of energy. Unfortunately Surprise's sibling decided to make a mess of my little rabbit's wool so I made the decision to sell Surprise as a pet.

This is Stinkpot... He likes to get into mischief. He is the most fun rabbit I have had yet, loving to blinky around his hutch every time I come out to groom. Like Surprise his wool didn't come in quite right for show but he will make a great pet.

Finally for my show girl, Bobbi.
She is a very beautiful rabbit with thick, dense, soft, chocolate colored wool.

I will show her this year, and depending on placement use her as a breeder.

She has the most wonderful temperment  never getting dirty and standing for handling whenever I need.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Had a committee meeting today... 5-21

Got a lot done. The rabbit show has a game plan now, the only thing we need now is an estimate on how many showers we will have, (that is show-ers as in those who show). Just get the word to one of us who are involved in the rabbit show or the county extension office.



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Friday, May 10, 2013

Eyes are open! 5-10

All eyes are open, check it out.


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Monday, May 6, 2013

Back to drop spindling!

The order I spent in finally arrived, my very own drop spindle. A real one this time! My spinning is already 100% better.

I've already started my next "miniature" project. I can't wait to show y'all.


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Friday, May 3, 2013

5-3 baby pictures!

Check these out! All of the colors have come in.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Shirley had 3 Bouncing Bunnies

I came home to find that Shirley had had her babies while I was gone. There are two dark kits and one light.


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Update 4-29: After The Storm

Just in case you are wondering or worried, everyone survived the storm last night,including the babies.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Eve had 4 beautiful babies

I checked this morning before church at about 9:30, and saw no babies... I got home at 12:00, and saw that there was a lot of wool in Eve's nest box that wasn't there before I left. When I went to investigate, this is what I found under all that wool.

Four bouncing crying little kits. you can already tell that one of the kits is going to be darkly colored.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nesting like crazy!

The title says it all, Shirley and Eve are going crazy nesting. I got some pictures of Shirley as she is now frantically preparing to be a mother.

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