Since this is my first post, I'll also give a little overview on what has happened in the rabbitry and what is going on right now.
As some of you may know, I bought Dragonfly's Gracie home on March 2nd, 2013. She is a pedigreed and purebred orange Holland Lop doe.
Since she was only 8 weeks old when I bought her, there was still a while to wait before I could breed her. But once she hit 6 months, I borrowed a buck from Dragonfly Hollands Rabbitry, Hopscotch Reign's Tuk, to breed her with.
30 days into Gracie's pregnancy, she had babies. There were no complications in delivery, and she successfully kindled 5 kits. All of them were born alive, warm, and squirmy.
The 5 babies are almost 4 weeks old now. They are eating hay and food and drinking water out of mama's bottle. They are cute, little balls of fur hopping around on four legs. I'm in love.
Gracie has been the best mama. She loves her babies and I'm so glad she knew exactly what to do. It was both of our first litter. I'd done a lot of reading up on breeding and the birth of the babies, and she just had amazing instincts.