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28. May 2010 10:34
by Jobo
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Ruttiger... The baby is growing!

28. May 2010 10:34 by Jobo | 4 Comments

A friend and I went to visit the baby wabbits up at the farm last weekend... sorry it took so long to share the photos!

These little furbabies are English Angora rabbits... one of whom I will be adopting around the first of July!  The litter had 6 little ones - the runt didn't make it... so there are 5 babies peeping around the nest box.  The breeders want to keep the white one, and there are 4 other grey ones for me to choose from.  At this point since they are so small yet, and their coats are still growing in, it is still impossible to know what they will look like as adults.  Two of the grey babies are light in color, and the other two are slightly darker.

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I know it's hard to see much in the nest... with all of the hay and soft fluffy angora!  The bunnies seem very happy in there, and nice and warm.  Their eyes are just starting to open at this point, and they are starting to wander around a little bit

ruttiger  <--  This little guy kept poking his little wiggly nose out of the box to sniff the springtime air and check out the lawn.

I think the babies must have recently fed, because their little bellies were round and full and warm.  They didn't seem to mind being held at all, and their Mom "Reba" was not upset by the fact that were were handling them either.  This is her second litter of kits since Melvin and Lorraine got their pair. 

The mother is a Blue English Angora, lovingly named Reba after the country singer Reba MacIntyre, and the father is a Tort named Tim, for another country superstar of course, Tim McGraw.  They are as attractive a couple in fur-form as they would be in real life :P

Steph and Ruttiger

For someone who doesn't want a rabbit... my Friend S was getting pretty cozy with a little grey one!  I think there might be another rabbit lover in the making here!

I was so excited about petting and holding the little guys that I almost forgot to take any photos!  In fact I went back to the car about halfway through the visit to get it, after having forgotten completely that I had promised to show pictures!

Happy Friday!

Comments (4) -

Ah that is adorable!!!

How cute!  My granddad raised rabbits.  Did you know that when they are very young you can flip them over on their backs and they'll go to sleep?  We used to do that all the time when we'd go to his house.  It was so funny watching them pass out in your hand.  Of course in order to get to those cuties you had to risk putting your hand into the cage with a very protective big toothed Mama...

*dies from the cute* Oh my!

Apparently I was tied up this weekend and missed the baby announcement.  Ever cute, as the local northerners used to say.  Maybe you should get two!

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