I'm sad to see another year end, but excited to see what 2017 has in store. This has been a crazy year and it's the first year where I can truly say almost all of my stock is homegrown. Right now I have 14 rabbits and only 2 of those rabbits were purchased (WHAT?!). My stock has been nice enough to keep and actually build my herd from. And for that, I am so excited. The beginning of the year was hard in terms of litters, I had a lot of DOA litters or kits die for random reasons and didn't make it to 8 weeks. But the end of the year went great, out of a total of 11 kits born in 3 litters, only 4 passed away which is great odds. Also, this year I kept the largest amount of kits, over twice the amount of kits I kept last year. I also did the best this year in the shows than I've ever done before.
Last year's stats will be in (parentheses)
Babies born: 48 (41)
Babies raised to 8wks: 18 (18)
Babies died: 29 (23)
Babies kept to 6 months or more: 7 (3) (Clementine, Beth, Finn, Prince Charming, Heidi, Perseus, and Madeline).
# Live Litters: 11 (7)
# total litters: 14 (10)
New (purchased) additions:
M&S Sarah (need to get her bred!)
New (kept, over 6mos) additions:
Holly's Clementine (hasn't produced live kits yet; almost a year old)
Holly's Beth (need to get her bred!)
Holly's Finn (a daddy!)
Holly's Prince Charming (a daddy!)
Holly's Heidi (need to get her bred!)
Holly's Perseus (5ish months)
Holly's Madeline (5ish months)
Shows Attended: 6
Major Winnings: BOB, BOS, BOV, BOSV.
~Made (on rabbits): $950
~Made (with boarding service): $80
~Total amount Made: $1,030 (barely broke even!)
~Gained: $119.30 (which was probably spent on college fees lol).
This is my 4th year doing this blog series. Which means I've been breeding rabbits for 5 years now if you count the year I started! If you want to see the past years in review, click the links below:
2013: HERE and HERE