|Our new breeding stock meat rabbits. Left, Skittles the Californian doe.|
Right, Coconut, the New Zealand buck.
We made two trips out yesterday to get them. First, we picked up Skittles from one breeder who simply had an extra doe left over from his last litter and was getting ready to re-breed and had some space to free up.
|Skittles the Californian doe, up close.|
|Another view of Skittles. The kids call the Californian breed "vampire rabbits."|
Something about the red eyes....
|Coconut the New Zealand White buck.|
|Coconut posing for the camera.|
I have them housed in adjacent cages set up on bricks at the moment. I have three additional large cages and several fence pipes with which to construct a more robust rabbitry soon. Pics to follow.
For now, they are next to each other, getting acquainted with each other and with their new surroundings. And, I suppose, their new food.
|A very humble beginning to our new rabbitry.|
I'll be breeding them relatively soon (within 5-10 days), since Wife and I have invested so very much time and money into our homestead. We're getting lots of milk and eggs, sure, but have yet to partake in backyard meat. So getting the rabbits bred and kindling ASAP will likely afford us a Labor Day Bunnie-B-Que.
It's very exciting to see it all coming together so quickly. Good things take time, but great things happen all at once. Or so I hear, anyway. :)