For those of you who are dying for an update on my bunny production.
In April, i got my three New Zealand does delivered to me. Then, in May, we got Oliver, who was too young to breed, but he was a male, so we were hopeful. We thought our hope would arrive earlier than later though - and since May, we have learned that Oliver shouldn't have been expected to breed until well, now or later than now.
For those of you who might not remember, the reason we own rabbits is because we want them to feed us. It might make me a horrible person, but i have no particular fascination with rabbits, and i find them kind of boring as far as entertainment - but i am very eager to eat their young. I know. Endearing.
Anyway, from time to time, we give Oliver a chance to become a daddy, just in case he's ready ahead of schedule. I did the research and learned how to tell if the necessary "touch down" has been affected. And yesterday, i think we got 6 points. Maybe.
This is Oliver - updated pictures - he's still a very friendly boy, and thus difficult to get a good picture of.
This is Dolly, the expectant mother, who huddled in the corner of her cage while i was trying to take pictures - and never moved. She's less friendly, but mainly docile.
This is Molly. She is the largest of the three does, and a little friendlier than the other two (also difficult to get a good picture).
And this is Polly, both somewhat unfriendly and difficult to handle. She did, however, sit very still for her photo shoot, which was nice.
For those of you who just fell in love with my bunnies and want to rescue their young from my freezer, please keep in mind that this is a homesteading blog, in part. And we are trying to become responsible for our own food intake. We're also learning all sorts of things they didn't teach us in high school science classes.
With hopes that Oliver is learning to fulfill his destiny, i am giving him a go with another girl tomorrow. Molly. I'm hoping she and Oliver will make nice big babies with friendly dispositions.
I'm hoping they start breeding like bunnies have been stereotyped to do.