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The day after we had a 6″ Snowfall we finally caught up with farm chores enough to let some of our rabbits out for a bit of a snow romp!  Below we took the opportunity to picture some of our up and coming Juniors and our fan favorite Mrs. Sandy.  We hope you enjoy the pictures!  To see more latest updates please visit us on Face “Cotton Patch Rabbitry”

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Miss Hereford 4th Generation Flemish Giant Cross 11.8lbs at 6.5mths

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Miss Gypsy 4th Generation Flemish Giant Cross 14.6lbs at 7mths

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Mr. Bucky Purebred Pedigreed Sandy at 8mths 15lbs

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Mr. Hodor 4th Generation Flemish Giant Cross 14.6lbs at 6.5mths

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Mrs. Sandy Senior Doe 2nd Generation Flemish Giant Cross Top Weight 23lbs

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Miss Star 4th Generation Flemish Giant Cross 7mths 12.21lbs

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Spring came early to Washington State this year, despite record breaking temperatures and reports of widespread rabbit losses and other herd maladies, our Rabbitry had a fantastic season with zero losses.  After our rabbits frantically shed their heavy winter coats, with a lot of brushing help, we found our molting rabbits blossomed and tipped our scales literally.  We found that our junior doe Mrs. Sandy had not only broken the 20lb mark, but shattered it by 3lbs.  Our Senior doe Mrs. Snow also grew tremendously over the Winter, growing in length and girth and now weighs a healthy 21lbs.  We are extremely pleased with our rabbit weights, personalities and colors of our Cotton Patch Originals, it is always wonderful to see your hard work pay off and a rabbitry of giants is a lot of work!  Below are some of the seasonal pictures we captured at the height of Spring, please enjoy these fuzzy tails 🙂

 

Some of Mrs. Sandy’s babies of the season!

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Some of Mrs. Snow’s babies!

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Our Cotton Patch Residents!

 

 

 

 

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***Looking for Christmas bunnies?***

We have babies that can go home Monday the 22nd – Wednesday the 24th, just in time for Christmas morning!  We will be up Very late, meeting with bunny parents to ensure a very special Christmas morning!  Every bunny is sent home with a starter care package.  Message us for details or visit our upcoming litters page to reserve one for your family!

What have we been up to?  Check out Cotton Patch Rabbitry’s “The Twelve Days of Christmas” To Find Out!

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Fall means prepping for the Winter months here at the Rabbitry, thus a busy time of year! 

The quick and the furry highlights:

  • We are inspecting every hutch to ensure it is properly weatherized, checking for any roof leaks and double checking wall integrity (did somebunny chew threw a wall? not like we wouldn’t notice that right away!).
  • Most of our does are having their last litter of the season and or are finishing, which means every nestbox has been deployed.
  • We are selecting our late Fall breedings. Only our most experienced, well rested and efficient doe or does are tasked with this mommy duty.
  • There are several new additions to our Cotton Patch Family. You have heard of the big, the beautiful Miss. Sandy and the young buck who was named after his size Mr. Riese (German for Big). But have you heard of Mr. Dulce, Mr. Silver Spot and Mr. Warbucks? Probably not, but your anticipation will be well rewarded soon!
  • We are working on a couple Pedigree lines for our Purebred Flemish rabbits. Don’t worry we are not throwing out our old bunny bath water for the new, we have a heart! We hope to offer select pedigreed lines in the Spring of 2015.
  • Reports from Cotton Patch Parents continue to be positive and growing. Literally growing, did you know our early season babies are reported to be between 14-18lbs? Already! Way to grow bunnies! Other fun facts, somebunny’s enjoy eating oatmeal and fresh herbs, walks on leashes, car rides, zooming around family dogs and sleeping on couches. These are just some of the funny bunny antics we hear about, keep them coming and we love the feedback!
  • Speaking of car rides, a few of our Cotton Patch Rabbits are soon to be on a show table near you (or not some of the shows are pretty far away).
  • Cotton Patch will soon be hosting events such as seasonal bunny photo ops with equally cute kids, bunny spa days, bunny obstacle course competitions, etc.
  • Other news, apparently creating an interactive website takes a lot of computer screen squinting and time
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