We have 9 rabbits - 5 of which are grey, 2 are brown and 2 are white. And, amongst those of the same colour, it is near impossible to tell them apart. Which was proving itself difficult in our extensive Rube Rabbit Breeding Program. The rabbits mostly have their own cages, so we can keep them straight that way. But, when it comes to documenting their sexual activity, it was a fucking mess.
Sept.18 - brown male mated with grey female
Sept.18 - white male bred other grey female
Sept.18 - grey male bangs white female
Sept.20 - white male mates with grey female (mom)
You get my point. We have no idea who is boinking who. We have no idea who is pregnant. We have no idea when to help prepare them for the birth and the babies. We have no idea when to breed them again.
We were desperate for a better system!
So, with all the spare time that I have on my hands as a stay-at-home mom, I set out on a creative project one afternoon that I hoped would solve our problem and also serve to beautify the rabbit hutch area.
So, without further ado.....
I introduce The Rube Rabbits...
So, now, the page in our Bunny Boinking Book is easy to deciper:
Sept.18 - Barney bred with Jacquie
Sept.18 - Lance mated with Jewel
Sept.18 - Justin bangs Lisa
Sept.20 - Lance mates with Josie
What I didn't account for was that the rabbits would eat their tags and ribbons within 24 hours of being named. Everyone but Lance and JoAnn actually. At least they appreciated my creative efforts.
I am now currently looking for suitable rabbit-proof alternatives.