Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Capital City Farm Days, April 21-22

The girls were invited back this year to share the wonders of angora rabbits with pre-school and elementary age children.   Outside there were meat rabbits, pigs, sheep, chickens, goats, and ducks.  We were inside with the spinners and weavers, 4-H clubs, Audubon Society, beekeepers, composters, and others.

The girls took two rabbits.  Roly-Poly was on his first ever outing.  He was the only surviving kit out of Charlotte's first litter of kits.  He also developed splay leg.  Most rabbits with splay leg are culled, but Charlotte just could not bear to do that, especially when he seeed to be such a happy, cuddly bunny.  We visited with the vet, and she told Charlotte that Roly-Poly would likely eventually develop arthritis.  Charlotte would know that it would be time to put him to sleep when he stopped eating and started losing weight.  So far, it's been two years and there hasn't been a problem yet.  Roly-Poly is just as cuddly and sweet as ever. 

The other lucky bunny today was Heath, one of Charlotte's junior bucks that is for sale. 

Three hundred school children gave those two bunnies a workout.  Friday should be a slower day.

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