Welcome to the Hot Cross Babies page! This is the place where you can read about our current litters and watch the babies grow in stages. As each litter grows up, most of the kits will be listed on our Available Bunnies page, with the occasional bunny being kept to help establish our own breeding line. Click on the pictures to enlarge them for more detail. :)
Hot Cross Babies
Apple Jane & Winston's Kits Born March 9, 2018 Apple Jane is an old pro at motherhood, as this is her third litter. She had three living kits (and one stillborn), and is her sweet, loving self with all of them. One of the kits looks a bit smaller than the others, so we are keeping close watch to make sure he/she gets a fair share of Mama's milk. In guessing at their colors, we believe she has a broken chinchilla and two possible frosties, thanks to Winston's genes. :)
Update 3/18/18 - The small kit didn't make it. :( It crawled away from its littermates during the night and must have gotten chilled.
3/26/18 Update...The kit we were hoping might be a frosty is actually a Ruby Eyed White (REW), or possibly a Black Pointed White (BPW). We were very surprised when it peeked at us with ruby eyes. LOL My daughter named the broken chinchilla "Pretzel" and the REW/BPW is being called "Popcorn". Both kits are regularly climbing out of their nest box, but we keep tucking them back in for the night. :)
3/30/18 Update Pretzel decided to sleep through part of the photo shoot. That little one is very mellow so far. Popcorn is still looking like an REW with no sign of potential points appearing. Both are very sweet and cuddly.
Cake Pop & Matthew's Kits Born March 9, 2018 Cake Pop surprised all of us by giving birth to four live kits in her first kindling. She did lose one bruised kit the following day, but has been feeding the remaining three very well. We believe the kits are a sable point, a broken sable point, and a sable charlie. If they are anything like their parents, they will be lovely and very sweet tempered.
3/26/18 Update...Cake Pop's babies have been the slowest to leave the cozy warmth of their nest box. None of them have ventured forth yet, and much prefer snuggling with each other in a happy, warm pile of sibling love. They are still nameless.
3/30/18 Update...Cake Pop's babies have names! The charlie sable point is Skittles, the broken sable point is Laffy Taffy, and the solid is Paschal.
Cookie and Coconut Cream's Kits Born March 8, 2018 Cookie knows how to keep her little ones very well-fed. They are so roly-poly at only one week old that they can barely crawl from one spot to another. They were so well-hydrated that they absolutely saturated the little snuggle nest and blanket I crocheted for their photo shoot. It was actually dripping and soaked through to the white bed pad I put down for extra absorbency! LOL Three solid black torts and one broken tort. They are absolutely adorable.
3/26/18 Update...Cookie's kits are continuing to grow and explore their little world. They have also been given food names. The broken tort is called "S'more", and the solids are "Twix", "Snickers", and "KitKat". They are so yummy. :)
Anastasia and Dexter's Kits Born January 19, 2018 Stacie had four kits, but lost one after a couple days. One solid squirrel and two brokens. I believe one is a squirrel, but the other one has me a bit puzzled. We are hoping the solid is a doe as all of our solid squirrels have been bucks so far.
2/6/18 update...Stacie's babies are at the adorably cute stage now, squinting at the world through newly opened eyes. A solid squirrel, a broken squirrel, and Mystery Bun. Mystery Bun is the go-getter in this litter and has been getting out of the nest box already.
3/7/18 update...Bobbin (the Mystery colored buck) will be available to a pet home at 8 weeks. He looks to be a false dwarf and is inquisitive but on the cautious side. He lets his little sisters check things out first, before he nudges them aside to check out whatever is new and interesting. Thimble, the broken squirrel doe, will be staying with us a bit longer, just because she has a bit more growing to do before we will be comfortable releasing her to her new pet home. Sweet, cuddly, and loving, this little girl melts our hearts. Button, the solid squirrel doe, will be staying with us for now.
If you are interested in Bobbin or Thimble, we invite you to fill out and submit a New Bunny Questionnaire. We look forward to hearing from you! We are planning to update pictures and hopefully make a new video very soon.
3/20/18 Bobbin went home with his new family!
Hot Cross Babies
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Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops is a small-scale, family-run breeder located in Oberlin, Ohio. ARBA & HLRSC members.