This litter came fast! She started nesting and pulling fur at about 1:30...and she did this for about an hour and a half. Afterwards, I expected to see her babies. Nope. Instead, she's lying down, and I see babies kick in her tummy.
At around 4:45 I check on her again, and what do you know - babies! It looks like this was a hard litter for her despite all this. One baby (the only chestnut), was HUGE. It was like 4in long which is WAY larger than most babies. I'm so thankful it didn't get stuck even worse and I didn't need to intervene. Love the wide hips on that girl! Stuck kits are so hard for me to deal with because they are so sad and it's so hard to see my girls in so much pain.
Another kit was dead, but it was small - so I wonder if it came after the giant baby and died in the birth canal. It still had the birth sac around it's head, so maybe it was born alive but didn't get air in time so it passed. Too bad.
But the third baby, although it's very big too, is doing great! It's super pink! No idea on colors yet, though. Its face is red and bruised, which suggests a more difficult labor. That should all clear up in a day or two.
Butterfly was bred to Wicket. This is Wicket and Butterfly's first litter. I am so glad that Wicket got it right the first time! This is the first time he was bred. With Lance it took two tries (two missed litters), for him to finally get it and produce a litter. Wicket got it right away, good boy! He also sprays though so he might just be super duper hormonal and understand what he needs to do, haha! :)
Here s/he is! Meet the newest little rabbitry member :)