|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on January 21, 2010 at 7:06 PM||comments (4)|
I have noticed that summer kits and winter kits are different in the way they grow and develop, below are some photos, the winter kit has a thicker coat, and noticeably shorter ears, and a shorter body. The summer kit (not really summer just raised in my basement at a constant 70 degrees.) has much longer ears and and a longer body and better fur quality. Please feel free to comment on why these rabbits from the same genetics (the mothers were sisters) are different
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on December 12, 2009 at 7:26 PM||comments (1)|
This is not easy, raising litters in the winter. I have had 5 litters, 4 of them today. I have not perfected the timing. It has been so cold. It was so cute to see my husband warming babies today. I was at work and one of the does had the young on the wire, my husband bless his heart, not being the animal person I am, put them into the nestbox, and brought them in. We used some Angora fur from when my mother raised them and covered the babies, and it worked it brought them back to life. 4 of the litters remain outside, I brought the mother that had them on the wire inside, to see if she will care for them, I hope. I will keep you posted on how they do.
This is my biggest and best meat doe, her mother had 9 her first litter and 12 her second, and so has she. So this shows the consistancy that I hope to gain with all my does.
These are some of my Hybred does, I call them hybred because I bred a Show buck with a meat doe.
She did well she had 6
Her sister (below) had 7
The other sister had a litter as well
I am trying new nestboxes, to see if I like the metal ones, so far so great!!
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on November 7, 2009 at 7:18 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on October 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on May 16, 2009 at 6:44 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it has been a while since I have posted, I will be posting new videos soon so check the recent videos page.
I got this excerpt off from a website on raising meat rabbits http://www.essortment.com/all/raisingmeatrab_ripe.htm
"New Zealands come in different colours, such as black, red, and the most popular for meat purposes, white. These weigh from 10-13 pounds when mature. They are known for their ability to grow market-ready fryers (4-5 pounds) by 8 weeks of age. Their average litter size is 8-10 bunnies. The breed was developed in the USA and is well-proportioned and has a full, well-muscled body type, and prominently veined ears. "
We are very proud that we just had a litter of 12, 11 and 8 kits. Our rabbits are large bodied with a large survival rate. We weighed a buck from a litter at 10 weeks old and he was 6 lbs. Will post again soon.
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on January 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM||comments (1)|
Happy New year, 2009 promises to be a great year for growing your own food. I am excited for spring and am looking forward to starting the garden soon.
New NZW cross stock available, visit the sale page to see photos.
|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on December 10, 2008 at 7:31 PM||comments (2)|
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|Posted by Silver Ridge Rabbitry on November 25, 2008 at 6:45 PM||comments (4)|
Rabbit/ Animal lovers and Bloggers unite.
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