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!

Sarah (the one with the hay and pellets)


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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