Today has been amazing. I did have some internet problems, but then again who doesn’t?
Two things happened today! So back a couple days before OSRBA’s Mini-Convention I joined Velveteen Lop Rabbit Club of America (I highly recommend joining if you are getting into Velveteen Lops) and today I got in my membership card AND binder with my guidebook! In general I love getting mail that I didn’t know was coming simply because it’s a surprise! The guidebook looks great and I’m sure it will help me a lot with my current genetics project. I can’t wait to start reading!
The SECOND thing that happened today was that when I went upstairs to give Licorice and Truffle some kale, I was petting Licorice and I ran my hand over her back and felt a hard little bump! I’m so excited to see what comes out of these two litters. This is my first breeding with a broken so I’m beyond ecstatic.
Just a little update because I haven’t posted about it, both Licorice and Truffle both now have a nest box and have started nesting.
I will try and post as soon as the kits are born, but I might not be able to Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday. I will however try my hardest too.
4H is a HUGE deal for me. I’ve been in 4H for the last 7 years. It’s one of those things that is addictive, once you get started you’ll never want to stop. Whenever my mom would have me sit down and cull some activities so that my schedule wasn’t so jam packed 4H would never budge.
Just like 4H is such a huge part of my life, rabbits are just as or even more important. They have influenced my life in ways that I never thought animals could. They’ve also done a considerable amount of influencing on my parents as well. When I got my first rabbit, they made it very clear that I would NOT be breeding rabbits ever. Now look at me, I’ve got two brood does and two brood bucks. I’ve had one successful breeding and I’m expecting 2 more litters next month.
I’ve learned a lot in the last 5 years of having rabbits, my goal is to be able to start teaching new rabbit owners some of the lessons I’ve learned and enhance the rabbit community. So how I’ve decided to start that chain of events is to make a small group within my 4H club focusing on rabbits. Any breed of rabbit, covering topics such as:
-Rabbit Care & Health
-Showing Rabbits (this would be kind of like a field trip)
-Caring for Pregnant Does
-Caring for Nursing Does & Kits
After the basic topics have been covered I’m going to try and get them all to come up with a topic that they want to cover so that everyone is learning something new. I reallywant to make a separate 4H group that is just for rabbits, but I need to be able to handle a smaller group before I make a larger group. :D
If you are in Anne Arundel County and would be interested in a rabbit 4H club please fill out this contact info form :D I’ll include you on an email list.
So, a lot of the times people that are just getting into rabbits type in the search bar “posed _____ rabbit” and that’s great if you know exactly what your doing. When I first started I got really lucky, the breeder I got my original rabbit, Thumper the Holland Lop had been working on posing her since she was old enough to leave the cage.
In the last 5 years I’ve learned a lot. First thing I learned was no matter how good you get at posing rabbits you can’t take any rabbit and simply have them pose and keep that pose. I have worked long and hard with Thumper and she still doesn’t pose every time I put her on a table. There aren’t enough words to explain how frustrating it can be, but at the same time just as rewarding because you’ll have that moment where they’re perfectly pose and then they move.
The important thing though is that you saw it. I’ve found that I get to that moment, just when I’m ready to give up. I’ll take anywhere from 30-50 photos and that might only be from 4 bunnies.
The pics I’m going to post are all from one shoot. I will be putting ALL of the pics here.
Yes, I could have gone through and hand picked my favorite, but that would be taking away from the point I’m trying to make. The point being that you will take 60-80 pics your first time and only end up using 6. Try and see if you can pick out the ones you think are the best.
Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I had anything to post about relating to my rabbits so I figured everyone will be happy to hear that we have 2new litters that we will be expecting on June 6th!The two litters that we are expecting are from, Baggins and Licorice, and Baggins and Truffle! They were bred 2 days ago. I will be posting updates on their pregnancy and once the babies are born you’ll hear about it! :D
This post is simply for your enjoyment, I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and decided to just do it today, I hope that if your having a good/bad day this makes it a little better. Enjoy!