Monday, April 9, 2018

All Fluff And Feathers

This large rabbit was in the Small Animal Barn at the Museum. His name is Alfred, and he's a Flemish Giant, born in 2013. I caught him at a couple of points during my visit.


My visit having had taken place on the Easter weekend, rabbits were a big part of that, and one of the rooms in this barn had some in their enclosures, while Museum staff were having others, especially babies, in hand. This first one looked quite zen like.


Here we have one of the panels in the room, explaining the differences between rabbits and hares.


This mother and trio of newborn kits are Netherland dwarf rabbits. The babies were born on the second of March, so they were less than a month old at the time of my visit.


This mother was with her kits, which from their size would also be from the last month.


One of the Museum staffers was holding this little one. It's a Lion Head rabbit, five weeks old. He said they're quite comfortable being held for awhile, and he would soon put the kit back with its mother and take out the other one for awhile. 


The mother and the other kit were in the cage next to them.


This trio of chickens were also present in the barn, close by Alfred. One was preening as I was photographing. I expect this trio, along with other poultry I came across during my visit, spend time in warmer weather out in the poultry house, which I'll show you later on in the series.

39 comments:

  1. Definitely have the cute factor.

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  2. You're having a good time here, aren't you? Did you hold the bunny rabbits? Alfred is one big rabbit. And I like all the other varieties.

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  3. There are many different ones. They always look so cute.

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  4. Hi William, I enjoyed the different rabbits. One of my friends had a rabbit for a pet and it wandered around her home along with her cats.

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  5. I'm glad you had fun with the rabbits. They can be very tame. But, the use the bathroom a lot and are quite messy.

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. ...looks like we are at the fair already!

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  7. Well, that's undeniably cute. But, surely, people can tell whether they have a hare or a rabbit in their sandwich? Spectacular header photo!

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  8. Hello, the bunnies are all adorable. Love them! Happy Monday, have a great day and new week!

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  9. @Catarina: they certainly are.

    @Linda: very much so!

    @Fun60: way too much cuteness.

    @Lowell: I did pet the two kits that were out with their handlers.

    @Marianne: they certainly do.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Mildred: we never had rabbits at home when I was growing up. A guinea pig at one point, but mostly cats and dogs.

    @Janis: hence it's easier to have them in a cage a good part of the time.

    @Tom: it seems so!

    @Mike: hah!

    @Eileen: thanks!

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  10. aww, so sweet, what cuties, i had a babysitter who had a bunch of bunnies. they were fun to hold but darn if you let them get away they would run like super quick and i recall having to get them out of a drain pipe a few times .. usually got them out with carrots. have a super great week, William. ( ;

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  11. Rabbits are cute no matter the age. Adorable they are.

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  12. Very appropriate to have rabbits out for Easter. I had no idea there were so many different breeds of rabbits.

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  13. Wonderful and most of the time very cute animals those rabbits.

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  14. Ooooh....those rabbits are so cute!

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  15. @Beth: I know of someone who has a pair of them, and one of them sleeps so soundly that you have to look twice to make sure it's still breathing.

    @Maywyn: they are indeed!

    @Red: yes, the Farm did Easter quite well. I had never heard of Lion Head rabbits. Apparently they were first bred in Australia, which of course didn't have native rabbits.

    @Jan: they're oh so cute!

    @Sharon: I knew people would think that!

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  16. These are sweet. I'm enjoying your posts about your visits to the farm/museum!

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  17. Oh William, I'm such a sucker for bunnies -- this post pushes all my happy buttons!

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  18. Ahhh...i would ignore the chickens I fear.

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  19. Lovely. Daughter wanted a bunny one year for Christmas and Santa brought one.
    We had bunnies for many years along with snakes, hamsters, lizards cat and dogs.
    I loved them all.

    cheers, parsnip

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  20. Hello William, how super to see a post on fluffy critters. I have only just heard (from you) what a baby rabbit is called. The chickens are cute too. Thanks for always visiting my blog even when I\m absent from bloghopping. Have a great day. Jo PS I love your header.

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  21. Those bunnies are SO cute, William!

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  22. Schöne Bilder von den kleinen Kaninchen.

    Noke

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  23. Bunnies and cute always go together.

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  24. @Cloudia: and I have more to come!

    @Jeanie: I knew people would go for bunnies.

    @Marie: I rather liked them. More poultry to come before I'm done.

    @Parsnip: my family was mostly cats and dogs.

    @Jo: I hadn't known before coming through here about baby rabbits being kits.

    @RedPat: they are indeed.

    @Noke: thank you!

    @Bill: they do indeed.

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  25. Wow, the eye! Looks almost human.

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  26. Some people go gaga over rabbits. If you have one, make sure all the cords are away (far away) from where they can reach and gnaw. I've had others claim they do house train. I have my doubts.

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  27. Soft, cute, cuddly. What's not to like about bunnies?

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  28. I enjoy these types of shows but I always feel a bit sorry for the bunnies, who look so concerned.

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  29. Bunnies are sweet. Alfred is a beauty...

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  30. Oh so adorable ~ love the bunnies and neat photos!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  31. No chickens here, well some across the road.
    Lots of rabbits. Or hares. SOmeone mocked me for calling one rabbit, he said it was a hare. I'm not sure!

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  32. ... my grand-daughter would love these rabbits.
    Lovely photographs William.

    All the best Jan

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  33. I have read all of your posts catching up and could have written a long comment about how much I enjoyed every one (and how much I learned)... thanks for this tour. Our boys raised rabbits for a while -- we all enjoyed that hobby.

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  34. Fluffy and cute big family.

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  35. @Sandi: it does!

    @Mari: rabbits will do that.

    @Kay: that's true!

    @Catalyst: they seem like real characters. I imagine the adults are used to it.

    @Karl: Alfred is quite a rabbit!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Jennifer: I saw one sitting last night very still on a church property. I imagine that one never has to leave the property- plenty of grass to chew there.

    @Jan: the kids certainly enjoyed them.

    @Sallie: you're welcome!

    @Klara: they are.

    @Gunn: that's true.

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