My new meat rabbits have had their first litters. Meet the Meat Rabbits Adeline had seven beautiful babies. They are pure bred Champagne D’ Argent which means that at about 12 weeks their black coats should change to a beautiful silver like their parents.
Cookie’s ten babies are so sweet. Since she is a mix not sure what the 2 black babies will turn out like. All the other babies are white with brown or black spots. Both were wonderful moms, had big litters and produced milk wonderfully. Nothing so sweet as tiny baby bunnies. They were born around Mother’s Day so are about 6 wks old now and ready to be separated from mom. Any where from 5 to 8wks babies bunnies will be ready to live with out their mother. In the wild the doe will likely be pregnant a few days after giving birth. So you see in 28-30 days she would be leaving her babies and digging a new burrow to have a new batch. My weekend job is getting two new cages ready for the babies to move into. I feel bad that our exercise pen is under construction so the babies have not been able to zoom around. Seems like their is always so much to do on the homestead. Although I enjoy it. It is those simple farm chores that calm me down and give me the tangible satisfaction of a job well done. I am trying to push back the question which keeps persistently coming up of ;How am I ever going to eat these sweet little ones? Well I have about 6 more weeks to get used to the idea.