Third Time’s a Charm

Dear Dandelion,

I really appreciate your hard work this morning, however, couldn’t you have maybe made good on our deal a little earlier than the three months you made me wait?! I mean seriously… three months and three tries is a bit much. Past disappointments aside, thank you for kindling six beefy kits today. Enjoy your oats!

Sincerely,
Sarah (the one with the hay and pellets)

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As you can see, Dandelion had her very first litter of six kits this morning after two previously unsuccessful breedings. Yay Dandelion! Finally! When I went out this morning to feed everyone I noticed about two large handfuls of pulled fur in her nest. Rabbits typically pull fur right before they kindle (or give birth) so I was hoping for the best and reached in to feel for babies. I looked all around without seeing anyone new.

A few hours later, I checked again, this time poking my fingers in all the nooks and crannies and finally felt a warm spot. Warm spot? Score! So I pulled her nest box out to investigate further. Lo and behold… six babies huddled in the corner under a big pile of fluffy fur. It looks like two may be either black or blue. The other four are pink for now, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be a fun color.

Here is a list of colors Dandelion and Thistle can produce:
Some colors are repeated because the different combinations of color genes can produce the same color a few different ways.

Ruby Eyed White 50%
Chestnut, Opal, Fawn, Orange, Red 6.25%
Black, Blue, Tortoise Shell, Blue Tortoise Shell 6.25%
Chestnut, Lynx, Opal, Fawn, Orange, Red 6.25%
Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Tortoise Shell, Blue Tortoise Shell, Chocolate Tortoise Shell, Lilac Tortoise Shell 6.25%
Opal, Fawn 6.25%
Blue, Blue Tortoise Shell 6.25%
Lynx, Opal, Fawn 6.25%
Blue, Lilac, Blue Tortoise Shell, Lilac Tortoise Shell 6.25%

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