Sandy, the new Flemish Giant doe. She is a young rabbit, but can be bred near the end of summer.
The Fat Ewe Farm rabbits are meat breeds, but any rabbits can be pets if they are socialized and handled as youngsters. The two new girls are for breeding and for pets. Peter Rabbit, the Flemish giant buck, is not so much a pet. He does not like to be picked up and defends his cage from prying hands. On the other hand, the new does are used to being handled, picked up and cuddled because they were raised with children as well as adults. Sandy is not quite as comfortable with all the attention as her new room mate, Cindy Lop Ear. Cindy is a French lop eared big rabbit, but is not full grown yet either. The girls will continue as pet rabbits and Petey will visit when it is time to raise a family, though after he breeds the girls, he will be returned to his domain and have nothing more to do with the family. Mother rabbits only feed their young once daily and they are very helpless when they are first born. Within a few weeks, they are fully furred and squirming around, ready almost, to jump from the nest and explore their world. The does had never lived on the earth before, and though they likely tasted grass, their diet was water and pellets with a little hay. They are quite enjoying themselves in the large dog kennel where they can hop and play and kick up their heels. Welcome to the Fat Ewe Farm bunnies!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.