It feels like it has been forever since I posted, and so much has happened in our little world. Daisy's Lilac Himalayan babies have just kept growing and are all healthy and happy. Here is a quick picture I took of the boys when I was checking gender. Looks to be 3 boys, and 2 girls. :) One of these boys may have a house rabbit home waiting for him.
Our beloved Netherland Dwarf Himi, won his first leg at a specialty show. Best of Group. He is such a cutie, and a ball of sweetness. His Person was pretty darn excited for him. I was most excited (as I always am) about getting my thoughts confirmed. :) Not perfect type but I was thinking he was in great coat condition. It is exciting to know we are learning and getting better, even if our animals are a work in progress.
I spent quite a bit of time writing pedigrees and tattooing for all the babies we had left, which is quite a few. I was pretty nervous about my first tattoos. Though it took a while, they all seemed to turn out ok in the end.
We took 9 juniors down with us to Grants Pass, had to aquire another carrier just to take them all down south. I already had ideas of who was on the bottom and it was great to see I wasn't far off. Go Me! ;) My DD's favorite the little lilac doe went to her new home. :D But the three boys we had for sale are still here with us. The blue and black we have had listed for months plus one chocolate. We should add at least one more buck but I am tempted to watch the rest grow.
We were blessed with a 4 hole hanging cage and promptly moved our breeding bucks outside to enjoy more space and all the wonderful autumn air. We power washed, bleached, scrubbed and rinsed. Later when we move out the juniors we will move the big boys back in and get it repainted and looking nice. (it is now covered over the back half on top and sides so they are happy in all fall weather)
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Our Lilac Himalayan litter are one week old today and to celebrate we brought them out and snapped some photos. They are so cute, fuzzy yet silky warm little things. I am excited and shocked to see such eggs (nose markings) on them already! I didn't expect to see any markings at all! Hope to get one of them granded before the dreaded Lilac smut takes over.
Daisy has been a perfect mother this go around and I am now looking forward to breeding her again, before I look into finding her a forever home as a gardeners friend. <3
First baby on the left is the moose of the litter, with the littlest one at the end on the right. One of these babies is a house pet hopeful, sure hope that works out. And for Jazkabor Farms future I hope to have one or two worth showing and maybe replacing their parents. May have two or three for sale in 7-10wks.
I was hoping to have this litter and our baby cavies ready for homes by the time Fall Swap was here, but sadly I confused my calendar and NEITHER will be ready! These will be 6 wks by swap time and the cavies have not even arrived yet. So those will be posted for good homes here on the blog as well.
Jazkabor's Nick, my favorite buck. A blue boy out of Beach Buddies Daisy sired by Sam. He has two Grand Champion legs, and a litter of babies we are watching grow. He had his first birthday two weeks ago, and I hope to have him complete his Grand Championship soon! The black buck on the for sale list is his son.
*please ignore my embarrassing baby talk*
We woke up on day 34 and found Daisy had built a beautiful nest that held her 5 perfect babies.
We are very excited to be done stressing, and to see her be a wonderful mother! Her babies are six days old, and all 5 still look perfect in every way. Big healthy babies. Can't wait to see them grow up and reach the show table.
I am a homeschooling, 4H-ing, urban homesteader. Wife and mama of 4, we have a beautiful family, in the beautiful state of Oregon. We strive to eat clean, understand where and how our food gets to our plates, and get our hands dirty raising/growing what we can.