We took the plunge and bought our Silver Fox Breeding trio. We thought we'd have to wait till after fair this year to try to breed either of our does. However, a little research and some conversations with other 'rabbit experts', resulted in the determination we could still breed the older doe this month to try to get kits for fair in late July.
10-13 days after their encounter, Bethany palpated Trixiebelle's abdomen to attempt to see if the breeding 'took'. Testing to see if we could feel any kits developing inside her. Not sure she knew or if any of us would know what we were actually feeling, but she gave it a shot. She THOUGHT she felt some 'little ball like things' in her belly.
Positive signs anyway.
Decisions will need to be made as to whether or not to cull any of the babies to try to foster better growth and survival rate of the larger, stronger kits. Whoa, that's gonna be a hard one.
At this rate, we will have an infinite number of rabbits as we move forward. LOL!