We’ve had some gorgeous, warm, sunny days lately and now that the little angora rabbits are a month old, a few days ago it was time for them to get to know the great outdoors. The fawns and their mother came out to the large outside rabbit run. The area is approximately 8 ft by 16 ft, plenty of space for little bunnies to race around.
The babies kicked up their heels, tasted fresh grass, clover, dandelion and plantain from the lawn and stretched out in the shade to enjoy the balmy air and gentle breeze. Mama rabbit is very happy for the break from close quarters with her infants. There are three fawns: two female albinos and one male color point. The color point can be told by the smudge of brown on his nose. As he grows, his ears, feet and maybe even tail will turn a soft brown shade. His coat will be cream and his eyes are blue.
He is an adorable baby and I plan to keep him. To enlarge my herd I also will keep one of his little sisters. My rabbit population dropped to just two before these were born. Rabbits do not live terribly long, seven years on average. I had several about the same age who passed away this last winter and spring. Now, thanks to rabbits doing what they do best, I have new members of the rabbitry to produce fiber.