Dealing with Deadlines!

Tomorrow is the deadline to enter rabbits in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rabbit shows! Entries must be postmarked no later than February 1st, but you can also enter online to pay with a credit card. American Chinchillas are sanctioned for open shows A & B on March 14th! Here is a link to learn more and to get …

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‘Tis a season for giving!

A sincere thank you to my generous friend Shorty! I don’t often give hay to everyone in the barn. It’s not cheap and I’ve got limited dry storage. With the barn at maximum capacity (it’s prime breeding season right now), and the recent cold snaps, a few bales really doesn’t last long. I got a text from my friend Shorty …

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Some shady stuff!

At long last I have some shaded kits in nestboxes. Two seal Rex does, both bred to sable bucks delivered 7 kits each recently. As newborns, they look nothing like what final senior coat color is, they seem to morph through a variety of sepia shades along the way as they molt from baby coat, young junior, junior prime, and …

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More Junebuns!

Welcomed 13 kits this morning!  10 out of Fancy (chin Rex) and 3 from Flo (Standard Chin). Fancy built her nest next to the box, but at least it was a tidy, nice nest. 9 kits were tucked in the center, a single had drifted out and was a little chilled. It warmed up quickly and I believe it’ll be …

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Welcoming the first litter of Junebuns!

I’ve been watching 4 does in the barn, prowling their aisle throughout the day, looking for signs of nesting or kindling.  All were due with their first litters sometime between May 30 – June 1. Little Standard Chinchilla doe Flo(rida), who has started her nest, two Rex does, who have not (although I provided everyone with a nestbox and hay …

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