Our latest litter of adorable meat hybrid bunnies are now six weeks old and ready for new homes. They’re a triple F1 mix of 1/4 Creme d’Argent, 1/4 Standard Rex and 1/2 Champagne d’Argent.
These hybrids are part of a breeding program we’ve been working on for years now. They have better grow out rates, improved health, large litters and calm, friendly temperaments. If you’re tanning the pelts, they are easier to flesh and produce a better quality end product. Of course, they make great pet rabbits as well!
There are 11 kits available, with half of them being silvered black and the other half agouti which will likely also develop some silvering. Get in touch if interested!
The long cold winter is finally giving way to warmer days and the garden is slowly coming back to life. Whenever I spend time out in the garden I have my little furry companions out to help me. They’re so cute!
The valerian near the chicken coop is going to be huge this year, I can tell. The lungwort is blooming, the lupines are pushing up with their star-shaped leaves and the rhubarb has definitely multiplied!
Here are a couple of pots of wild mint that I harvested down at the river last year, don’t know what kind exactly but glad they made it! It has a fresh, mild minty flavor.
Of course, not all the girls wanted to join me in the garden today, this little one was content to lounge inside on her heated cat bed until my photo-taking woke her up!
After almost two years of failure, first with a doe who just wouldn’t take and was later diagnosed with a very unusual amount of internal body fat despite a lean diet; then with our current doe who stubbornly refused to breed for nearly six months, we finally have our first purebred Champagne d’Argent litter!
I’m so relieved! This litter has been such a long time coming that I started to wonder if we would ever get any kits at all. In the meantime, our Champagne buck Gonzague has already sired at least half a dozen hybrid litters. I knew the issue definitely wasn’t with him.
Mathurine’s first litter went as smoothly as can be. Although she was a couple of days late, she pulled fur like a wild woman and gave birth to nine healthy kits, a very respectable first try. Champagne d’Argent kits are all black at birth and slowly develop their silvering with time. I’m looking forward to observing their progression!
If you’d like to reserve a Champagne d’Argent rabbit, please get in touch with us ASAP to get on the waiting list. They are purebred and pedigreed from an excellent lineage.
We have our first Standard Rex litter of 2017. After one false pregnancy where I think the problem was too much winter weight, Fire Opal has kindled a modest litter of six healthy kits. There are five solids and one little broken. Two light coated and four dark. Not sure what colors these will end up as, but likely some opals and castors as per usual.
There’s already a waiting list started for this litter, so if you’re looking for a purebred Standard Rex bunny, please get in touch with us ASAP.
Well, our little lonely duckling born in the cold month of December is now all grown up into a beautiful female! That means she gets to stay. The Muscovy duck family is now up to three ducks and a drake and they have had full run of the yard since winter. They spend their days eating grass and bugs and rooting through my compost pile. They are very happy birds.
For now my youngest duck is a solid brown, but she will soon moult into her white head and wing patches. Her mother is already well underway on her next nest and has at least a dozen eggs laid already. I’m really hoping for a full, healthy clutch of ducklings this spring. It’s so cute to see them all running and tumbling together after their mom. We’ll know how it goes in about 45 days!