Friday, May 18, 2007

New Babies

Our rabbit, Blanche, kindled today. That is rabbit terms for she had her kits. That is rabbit speak for she had the babies! We are so excited! This afternoon we found six live kits, and one dead one.

Sorry, I know newborn rabbits aren't exactly cute, but they will be! I'll post more pictures later. As you can see, she pulled quite a bit a fur, and made a nice nest for them. It is supposed to be cold tonight (38 F) I hope they will be OK.

This is the rabbit that was out for a few days when we were on vacation. So, we are wondering if she was bred to our buck, or if these kits have a wild daddy. We should be able to tell in a few days. Either way, they will be fine for meat for us, but Kellen will not be able to use them for the fair if they aren't New Zealand's. We do have two more does bred around the same time. Hopefully, they will also kindle in the next couple of days.

I'll keep you updated.


  1. How neat! I have never seen infant rabbits before!

  2. Awww, so cute, but I'd rather not know you are going to eat them. LOL! I am so not a farm person. Just give me a neatly wrapped steak in the frozen foods section of the supermarket.