Saturday, December 31, 2011

Litter Pictures

I left the gals alone overnight to rest, eat, and sleep before I pulled their nestboxes out and did a full kit check. I took Pearl's first and could not believe my eyes. Apparently she went back for a third go after I went to bed last night and this morning there were a whopping 10 wriggling kits in her nestbox! It looks like there are a mix of agouti and self (or maybe steel). I don't see any REW's, which may indicate that Scorch doesn't carry REW genetics and that would be good for the Harlie improvement project if it is the case. Anyhow, here they are, pictured at 1 day old:

Next we have Hikari's litter. She has eight and all appear to be black Japanese. I see some nice face splits and banding, but I also see some brindling. They are super active and wiggly, as is typical of her litters. She is an excellent momma! Here they are at barely 2 days old:

Here is one up close:

Thanks for looking!


  1. I love when you check a nest and see one set of babies, then check it later and the number has multiplied! <3. :)

  2. Me too! It went from two to four to ten. Thanks ladies! :)