Dawn, the Creme D'Argent doe calmed down fairly quickly and was confident and enjoying herself very quickly as well. Though she didn't know what to make of the camera at first.
For a bit of scale, Dawn is currently stretching up almost two feet standing on her hind legs. She of all of the rabbits was most curious about her new environment, and what everyone was doing. As we will discuss in a future post we spent part of the day teaching the dogs to stay away from the underside of the hutches. By the end of the day they were fairly good about it, aside from with Dawn who would tease them mercilessly and popcorn around the cage. If she'd been scared of them she would have hidden in the back of the private area like our last girl, Sunny did.
This is a picture of Sunny, our Californian doe resting in the private area of the hutch. We aren't yet sure if she is shy and uncomfortable around other animals, or if she simply prefers the dark space due to her red eyes, which are very sensitive to light.
In the next few posts we will be talking about she specifics of the hutch design, rabbit genetics, and training the dogs to leave the hutches alone.