I thought Magician was at the end of her breeding cycle. Her litters went from 8-10, down to six, to three. She is nearing four years of age, and this type of dwindling is generally symptomatic of the end of their productive days.
But lo and behold, she a litter of 8 kits this afternoon (10, with two stillborn) after a successful breeding with Buckbeak a month ago.
I am so glad my best mother is still in commission.