Sunday, May 12, 2013

First Tris in the box!

I woke up this morning to a really nice Mother's Day treat! My black/orange tri color fuzzy holland, Lil' Bit Farms Karma had her first litter bred to my orange fuzzy holland, thf Saynora's Paxton. I had bred her once before and she had a miss, so I am really pleased to see little wiggles in her box. They were so fat and well fed! Looks like she had 4, 1 a DOA, and looks like there is a peanut in there (with the most pattern of course). For the two "regulars" left, one looks to be a solid orange, and the other a very minimally patterned broken... but I'm thinking the very little black spots are possibly going to be filled in with orange too. So hoping it's a tri! Now to get the other girls having live litters....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

6 Months cannot come quick enough

It's hard starting over.

I have never had this problem before. I ALWAYS had something I could breed. There was always a brood doe in the barn, or a color project I was working on, or something available for me to breed and wait for that next anticipated next generation. Starting over my rabbitry with juniors only has been a painful waiting game.

Luckily, it looks like the first group is just about hitting senior age.

My tri colors will be the first to hit 6 months in the next 3 weeks. I'll do a round of worming and then breed them all. Then a few weeks later, most of my torts will be ready to breed as well. I cannot wait to get the Kagee fuzzies in the nest boxes and on their way. Unfortunately this means some of the rabbits will have to miss some big shows coming up, like the West Coast Classic held in Reno, NV in a few months. I think that will end up being okay. I want to definitely still go to that show though.. it's definitely the best on the West Coast! It is one to not be missed!

Oh, word has it that the AFLRC will be holding their NATIONAL SPECIALTY next year in Reno, NV in conjunction with the WCC shows! YES!!! I cannot wait. Maybe the future babies will be some seniors to enter, and then of course, will make an attempt to breed for some juniors as well. Yay!