Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The babies and when will Eliie go?

Well since it had warmed up yesterday a bit and wasnt too cold this morning I went out and locked momma bunny out so that I could steal her babies. I pulled several out, then several more. Geez...I'd thought she only had a few (4-5) in there but her nest was decieving. She had eight little bunnies in there, all wonderfully warm, fed, furry, and happy.

They're so cute too! I had expected one or two to look like "dad" with his beautiful white coat and soft orange spots but we have four! I had also thought that the majority would look like mom and just be a bland soft grey. This is what we really have:Four like Peter, one grey and brown marbled, one black and brown tiger striped, one jet black, and one black and brown marbled



How on earth am I supposed to turn something sooo cute into meat?? (okay...not getting attached not getting attached)

In other news...Ellie still has not had her kids (she was due on Monday) but there's hope on the horizon...she is "bagging up" really bad today and I can no longer feel her tail ligaments. Maybe in the next 12 hours??? Hopefully....





Below is the back view from the 15th:

6 comments:

Claire said...

Oh my word! She's HUGE! That is like Stuffin was on the day she gave birth. Overnight, her udder took on never-before-seen proportions. I would be ready!!

Christy said...

That is a huge udder! What type of goat is she?

JLB said...

She's a Nubian, and she's strutting around hollowed out and ready to go and contentedly chewing her cud while I'm anxiously doing things around the house and constantly checking on her ugggg!

Amy said...

I knew she was a Nubian since we have 2 ourselves but we raise Mini-Nubians.

Cat said...

I don't think I've ever seen baby bunnies before! They're so tiny!!!

I know next to nothing about goats having babies, but I have to agree, her udder is huge!

Shelley said...

Wow - what a variety of bunnies! I sure hope my doe is preggo and that we have bunnies in a couple of weeks! I know it's hard to think food when they are that little- but by the time we are ready to wean and cull - Im betting there will be more bunnies to "oh and awww" over!:)

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