Litter SY4 Tattoo Day!

S is for the buck, Sandrider, and Y is for the doe, Syren. This is Syren’s 4th litter at Clarjo Farms. So, it is litter SY4. There are 5 does, averaging in at 3.85 lbs each, and 2 bucks at 4 lbs each. Now, tattooing a rabbit is a horrible pain in the butt, but necessary in order to keep everyone straight. I only tattoo purebred litters, and those does I intend to keep for breeding. In case my rabbits are stolen, or I ever decide to show (HA), it is good to keep records. Also, all rabbits start looking the same… especially purebreds. Speaking of, I should really get those pedigrees online…

Baby Does

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Doe SY42,  a nice little girl. Most likely pet quality or good grade doe.

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Doe SY44,  my pick of the litter.  Great size, solid, clean lines, good rear end, and long body. She stood out since their eyes opened. Already nearing 5 lbs at 8.5 weeks… which is impressive,  especially for a non New Zealand!

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Doe SY46 is a nice girl, but smaller than some of the others. She will be sold as a pet grade.

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Doe SY48 is another pet grade rabbit. Also smaller than average.

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Finally,  Doe SY410. The other doe I am keeping. She has a long body,  and is solid everywhere else. Won’t tip the scales, but sometimes the second biggest in the litter end up more productive.

The Bucks

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Buck SY41.  I am not crazy about either of these males. Neither screams out “quality stud” to me.  I will make a decision in a few weeks. They are not poor specimans, but compared to their father, they aren’t great either.

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Buck SY43. Also a nice bunny, we will see how they grow.

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