These beautiful babies were born on spring 2015
These babies were born to my chestnut doe Mary Lou. If you look closely you can see two chestnuts at he top of the picture. This is how they look after about 10 days when their eyes open up. In the mean time they are nursed by and liked clean by mom. She usually nurses her babies twice a day, then leaves them to go under the straw and angora fiber that she pulls off her belly and chest. By pulling off the fiber from her belly and chest she exposes her nipples so the baby can find them and nurse. They nurse for about a three to four weeks and then she starts to ween them. Its sort of funny they chase her around the hutch trying to nurse, most of the day. But eventually all the babies start eating the rabbit pellets and drinking from the water bottle.
Here is a baby Chocolate Agouti, it’s fiber when an adult looks like taupe.
These are from left to right. Chocolate agouti, chestnut, cinnamon agouti and black.
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Come visit with us at these Fiber Festivals in 2016:
1. North Carolina fiber festival, March 25-& 26, 2016
2. L.I. Fleece & Fiber Festival, May 14 & 15, 2016
3. Waynesburg Sheep & Wool Festival, May 21 & 22, 2016
4. Endless Mountains Fiber Fest. Sept. 10 & 11 , 2016
5. Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival on Sept. 24 & 25, 2016
6. North Jersey Fiber fest. Oct. 1, 2 &3, 2016
7. The little York fiber festival on Oct. 8 & 9, 2016
8. The N.Y. Sheep & wool festival on Oct 15 & 16 2016 barn #39 on right side at entrance.
9. Fiber Festival of New England, West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 5 & 6, 2016
10. Maryland Alpaca Fleece and Fiber Fest. Nov. 16 & 17, 2016