The two current litters of English angora bunnies here at Hillside Farm are now at the ‘absurdly cute’ and ‘merely cute’ stages. Gomez & Cheiri’s babies are now 10 weeks old and Janet & Phineus’ babies are now 5 weeks old. At five weeks old, Janet’s babies are all pretty much weaned and eating on their own now.
Zeus & Co. are ten weeks old now and getting pretty fuzzy. He’s still the white boy and there’s two black girls and two black boys as his siblings. Since they’re getting so fuzzy, it’s getting pretty difficult to tell the black ones apart these days.
It used to be that Zookie Schwartz was the smallest one. Ziggy was the one who would come over and lick folks right away. Zoey was the one bouncing around and had flippy ear tips. Nowadays, though, Zookie is as big as everyone else or if it isn’t it’s hard to tell under all that wool. Ziggy doesn’t lick folks anymore and Zoey’s ear tips are now upright like everyone else’s. Guess I should tattoo them so they’ll be easy to tell apart.
It will be time for their first hair cut pretty soon, no doubt. Hopefully, Zeus will keep his fairly open face so he will be easier to groom, but we will see what he does as he grows.
It’s quite a pile up of fuzziness when they’re all in one spot.
So far all of them are still here and I should recheck the genders to see if any of them have switched. It’s pretty difficult to be 100% accurate when they’re young but they’re getting old enough that it should be pretty easy at this point. Once they’re adults, it’s really easy but we want the males and females separated before then. Last time I looked, Zeus was male and there were two of each gender for the other four blacks.
For Janey & Phineus’ litter, as far as I can tell at this age, they’re all females. One of them is going to move to Oahu. The little brown one is now named ‘Coconut’ and she is planning on flying off to Oahu when she’s older. She’s only five weeks old now, so it’s going to be another month or so before she flies away. At five weeks old, they haven’t gotten as fuzzy as Gomez & Cheiri’s babies but they’re working on getting fuzzier.
In non-bunny news, I’m still working on getting the bunnie’s website’s home page to show up on mobile devices. All the pages except the home page seem to be mobile friendly. Wish I knew more about CSS and other web page building things.