Pepperhill Plushes Ginger is another of the kits I kept from the boxing day litters. His parents are the opal butterfly Daffodil Madame Butterfly and Daffodil Agouti Annikan, brother to Midnight. Currently 14 weeks he is an inquisitive and fearless bunny who enjoys wresting with Shadow. He is currently staying with his sister while I wait to get him his own spaces.
Pepperhill Plushes Midnight is another of the kits I kept from the boxing day litters. His parents are the opal butterfly Daffodil Madame Butterfly and Daffodil Agouti Annikan. Currently 14 weeks he is not shy about letting you know he wants food. Does not even wait for you to put it in her bowl – jumps straight into the feed bucket, just like his mum.
Pepperhill Plushes Pudding (3P) is one of the kits I kept from the two litters we had on boxing day. Her parents are choc otter Daffodil Bacci and sooty fawn Daffodil Major. Currently 9 weeks old, she likes to sleep behind my computer while I am blogging. She only sleeps after checking all the places I may have hidden treats.
Pudding from all angles
Scooby is one of my bucks that lives a life of luxury on the farm. Last week he got himself into a spot of mischief. After posing for the camera, he decided that he would explore the hay stack…. and not come out when he was called.
So after leaving water and some food at the entrance to his hidey hole I called in backup. After disassembling the hay stack – out comes Scooby, none the worse for wear. He gives me those bunny eyes – “it wasn’t my fault you tempted me with and all you can eat bunny buffet”.
Scooby is now back chilling with the rest of the bunnies waiting for his permanent luxury apartment and adjoining gardens to be built.
I have had my stud name approved ‘Pepperhill Plushes’. I have obtained some seed stock from a plush lop breeder who has been in the rabbit stud game for a number of years – Daffodil rabbit stud. And am now developing three lines of plush lops.
Currently I have two litters of 7 week old plush lop kittens, and have picked 3 to keep based on feedback from experienced rabbit exhibitors. The next show is on 4th March in Goulburn, unfortunately cant make it – hopefully the Corrimal shows.
The composting is going well and I should have my first batch soon! The bamboo is loving all of the bits cleaned out of the hutches.
So wondering how the bunnies are going? Now all of them are 5 1/2 weeks old they are a couple off weeks of needing to find new homes. I am still tossing up which ones to keep – and am guilty of naming them. Funnily enough – all food names. Guess that is what being on a diet does to you.
I am including a pic below of my niece’s favourite bunny. Her mum will not let her have one yet – maybe when she is older.
I have decided that I would like to start showing and breeding rabbits. From the sounds of it, it will be a steep learning curve. I joined the three clubs that I was told to join. Now I need to follow their facebook pages and newsletters until I start to get the hang of the rabbit scene. Everyone that I have talked to so far have been super friendly and helpful. Hopefully I will learn quickly.
I purchased my seed stock from an experienced breeder earlier in the year and had two litters born over the Christmas weekend. They are health and doing well and I think there are a number of promising youngsters.
The colours range from black, through chocolate, choc otter, grey, chinchilla and a broken pattern (I don’t think it would qualify as butterfly). It is probably too early to tell if they will have good coats.
In the mean time I am generating loads of material for making compost – so I probably should set up my compost turner.