Raising Quality Rabbits
We had a very successful weekend in Eugene Oregon this past weekend!
I finally brought out some hollands! Which is extremely exciting itself. Seth and I also showed extremely well with our American Chinchillas.
In show A:
Holland Lops: Judge Louis Potter
BOV Broken & BOSB with LCL's Promdress a BJD
3/8 SJD with LCL's Curly Fry
American Chinchillas: Judge Allan Ormond
BOB with SVR's Athena a 6/8 Doe
BOSB with SVR's Cairo a Jr. Buck
In Show B:
Hollands Lop: Judge Adam Schuller
BOV Solid with LCL's Curly Fry SJD
2nd BJD with LCL's Promdress
American Chinchillas: Judge Roger Hassenpflug
BOB with SVR's Cairo Jr. Buck
BOSB with SVR's Athena 6/8 Doe
In both Holland Lops and Dwarfs we have been coming up with our 2020 breeding plan.
Now that things have been finally settling down, Seth and I have been busy at work planning the last few weekends of 2019 and trying to get our animals to as many shows as possible now that we have a show team again!
Next weekend we are attending the Albany Show and have a good group we are sending!
LCL's Curly Fry HL SJD
SVR's Snowpocalypse "Paco" ND Otter Buck
SVR's Avalanche Ava "Ava" ND Otter Doe
SVR's Odessa ND Otter Doe
FAB's Blue Hex "Hex" Otter Buck
SVR's Slim Shady "Shady" ND Siamese Sable Buck
SVR's Athena Am Chin Sr Doe
SVR's Artemis Am Chin Int Doe
SVR's Cairo Am Chin Jr Buck
Please make sure to come say hi and chit chat! We have been out of the show string for a while!:)
I wasn't able to attend this year due to a biology midterm, which I will be taking later today! However, we sent rabbits and seth was there for the show!
So here are our results:
- SVR's Snowpocalypse Otter SR Buck DQ (He was .2 ox. over weight so that was our bad!)
- SVR's Avalanche Ava Otter SR Doe 16/56
- FAB's Blue Hex Otter JR Buck 15/38
- SVR's Athena SR Doe 6/9
- SVR's Onyx INT Doe 2/11
- SVR's Shale INT Doe 4/11
- SVR's Artemis 6/11
- SVR's S3V INT Doe 9/11
- SVR's Pompeii INT Buck 4/4
- SVR's Cairo JR Buck 1/5
- SVR's Norwich JR Buck 2/5
- SVR's York JR Buck 4/5
Now back to the drawing board to work on the spring show team and plan for next years convention on PA!
OMG! I am actually so sorry I have not done any updating! Let me tell you it has been a super busy last 2 months in my personal life; moving, judging county fairs, working, and you know attempting to have a existent social life because I am 20 years old. I am not going into deal about aspects of my life but I will touch on the fairs I judged!
I was lucky enough to have been hired at 6 Oregon County Fairs and the Oregon State Fair this past summer compared to the two county fairs I had judged in summer 2018. I can't express how grateful I am for every opportunity I get to work & encourage kids with their 4-H & FFA small animal projects respectively on & off the table. Being on the opposite side of the table I can probably say is much more rewarding than being the showman (although I miss showing in 4-H & FFA dearly.) I was lucky enough to meet new exhibitors in these counties this summer!
Marion County Fair- Rabbits & Cavies
Columbia County Fair- Rabbits & Cavies
Washington County Fair- Rabbits & Cavies
Lane County Fair- Rabbits
Benton County Fair- Rabbits & Cavies
Douglas County Fair- Rabbits & Cavies
Oregon State Fair- Rabbits
I am looking extremely forward to next summer and hoping to get to come back to some of those fairs and maybe add some new ones to my resume!
New Litters & Lots Available!
We have had a lot of new litters since my last update and majority of them are now available to be placed on hold; however they will not be available to go home until after 09/17/2019. However we do have 3 adults who can go home as soon as possible!
Please see a sneak peak of what we have available below! Please go to our For Sales page for more information and our sales process.
We also have our newest litter of holland lops on the ground out of BIS LCL's Chloe sired by Ormonds/Odabashian's Buzz which I am super excited as Chloe's last litter I kept babies from was Cakes litter born in 2016!
Anyways we have a lot planned and are hoping to implement some new things into the rabbitry and work a little harder on attending shows, keeping things updated and being more interactive!
Hi! Sorry for the lack of updates! My life has slowed down a tad enough to make it back home to get some updated photos, evaluate some of our litters and we actually will have some rabbits available!
So first off we are actually booming with babies right now so that is super duper exciting because it has been too long since we have had successful litters! So we will start out by introducing those and then go into what we have available!
We have also been in the process of creating new documents and how we practice our sales to better our lives/health for our rabbits after they have left our barn. Those will be updated into my Sales Policy and I will specify when it is revised.
Our 2nd youngest litter are 3 Siamese Sable Netherland Dwarfs, it looked like all 3 are bucks but they are still a little small to be 100% on that, they are out of Himi Jr. and sired by SVR's Kamino. They were born June 7th. Right now they are still too young to decide what we are doing with them but since they are all bucks eventually we will most likely have some available. All I can say right now is that I OBSESSED with them! They are so cute at this age!
Our next litter is one of Chinchilla litters, out of Metzger/Thomas Venice and sired by Metzger/Thomas Mr. Steel Your Girl. They were born May 23rd. So this litter is quite a cross, we have 3 Steel does and 2 Chinchilla bucks. I am hoping to have the steel does available as pets as soon as they are old enough! This breed is extremely sweet and would make great family pets even with them medium breed size. The Chinchilla bucks, however, as the plan is now to be grown out, hopefully shown and added into our program!
Our last litter is another Chinchilla litter of the whopping number of 7, out of Metzger/Thomas Rome and sired by Metzger/Thomas Mr. Steel Your Girl. They were born May 25th. We actually have the most variety in this litter with a Chinchilla doe, 2 Wideband bucks, 2 Steel does, a Steel buck, and a White doe(I am super interested if she will eventually develop Cal smut or not!). Anyways of these guys we are going to grow out the Chinchilla doe and the Wideband bucks, keep the White doe as a barn rabbit companion for Hippo, and provide all the Steels available to pet homes. Let me just say trying to get a picture of these 7 all together was a bigger struggle than my litter of 8 hollands back in 2017!
Current Available Rabbits
We have decided to not grow out the 3 Black Otter bucks from the litter by Rosa and sired by Shumake/Mesick/Potter's Videogame. They were weaned last week and we would like to spend a little more time socializing them before they can go to new homes but they are available to put on hold. They were born April 3rd, so they will bee 3 months old in July. We have decided to keep the doe in this litter. However we will not be taking any holding deposits until I have revised our sales policy. Also these boys can be found on our "For Sales" page with individual photos and information.
Hello, all sorry it has been so long I am getting ready for finals so I have not had much rabbit on my mind! However I am getting ready to go to Oregon State Convention this weekend where I will be the rabbit registrar and actually showing a few rabbits! I know crazy it seems as I have not been really in the show scene for a hot minute!
Anyways, I was able to make it home last sunday and really excited with how all of our baby chinchillas are doing! Lola's single is a literal hippo, like as big as my hand! We honestly didn't think she would have been bred due her age and long period without a litter but she has not disappointed and continues to be a fabulous mom! The other litters are also doing really well for their larger sides and them having been Venice & Rome's first litters! We are hoping we will have some convention hopefuls in the bunch! I am hoping to get some pictures of them this following weekend as some had started opening their eyes on sunday but should be extremely cute this next weekend!
If you are attending Oregon State Convention please feel free to come say hi and chat!
Well the the title should say it all! We have a lot of Chinchillas on the ground! Seth and I are also very pleased to represent both the Standard & American Chinchilla breeds in this recent issue of the Domestic Rabbit. We can't thank the DR team for using our rabbits to be ideal representations of both coat & rings and the breed. In the magazine you can see Lola's coat used as the representation of ideal ring color & definition and Athena pictured to represent the American Chinchilla. Besides our rabbits being featured the article was beautifully written and is extremely useful to help understand the chinchilla breeds and coats!
As for litters on the ground:
SVR's Garnet x SVR's Jericho- 4/2? (Need to get exact date from Seth!) 5 Live
SVR's Athena x SVR's Jericho- DOB 5/23 2 Live
Metzger/Thomas Venice x Metzger/Thomas Mr. Steel Yo Girl- 5/23 5 Live
Lima Bean's Lola x Metzger/Thomas Mr. Steel Yo Girl- 5/24 1 Live
Metzger/Thomas Rome x Metzger/Thomas Mr. Steel Yo Girl- 5/25 7 Live
At this time we have a live count 20 kits on the ground! Also as for prefixes all chinchilla rabbits will have the prefix "SVR's" on their pedigrees for future reference.
Seth and I attended the Crazy 8's show last saturday. We were extremely excited to actually have a rabbit to show! We actually took SVR's Ice Box Betty, she placed 1st in her class and managed to pull a Best Opposite Sex of Variety. We were super proud of her as we are thinking she will probably develop into a "normal" doe compared to her siblings who are significantly smaller than her at this age.
I also spent the day judging the 4-H show and we spent the day catching up with some of our close from who came up from california as well as my grandma! Overall it was a great day spent with those we love! Louis also graced us with a new Black Otter Junior Doe who we are extremely excited to add into our program!
Sorry this is a bit late, I have had a fairly busy weekend and some other things happening in my personal life so I am just getting around to this!
Thank you everyone for the inquiries of purchasing rabbits from us but unfortunately we will not have any rabbits available from our current litters until at the earliest July, however this is subject to change. Sorry for the wait but our top priority is the health of the rabbits and at this time we would like to monitor the growth and development of our litters before, below I will post more on the litters.
If you are still interested in purchasing a rabbit from us we also have an older male available on our for sales page or please continue to follow our social media for future availability.
Yeti x Video Game D.O.B 2/27/19
We just recently weaned this litter and are very pleased with their development which is why they are not available at this time as we would like to continue to watch them mature. Most likely we will be keeping 3 out 4 in this litters. Please remember we don't keep a waiting list and everything is done by first come first serve at the time of availability.
SVR's Avalanche Ava Black Otter Junior Doe
SVR's Ice Box Betty Silver Marten Junior Doe
SVR's Snowpocalypse Black Otter Junior Buck
SVR's Snowmageddon Silver Marten Junior Buck
Rosa x Videogame
I unfortunately did not have time to snap some new pictures of these babies but they are still young to start evaluating or even wean at this time. However they are all growing and very active little fellas!
While many sites highly recommend spaying and neutering, personally we do not recommend it. While there can be some benefits from spaying/neutering in behavioral changes, avoidance of hormones, and for does a lesser probability of uterine cancer. However a lot of those issues (minus the hormones) can be avoided by responsible and careful breeding. While we understand it is the owners choice whether they spay or neuter their rabbit we try to support that by providing contact information of our rabbit friendly vets at the time of pick up.
Why we do not suggest spaying & neutering a rabbit purchased from us. We carefully plan out each litter for their genetics/confirmation, temperaments, and avoid using animals with temperment issues, or bucks who known sprayers (believe it or not spraying can be genetic!) Also we raise two of the smallest breeds in rabbits who are known for they extremely flat and large heads, they are like pugs with less respiratory and breathing issues, but there is still a higher risk for them compared to larger rabbits breeds when being put under. There is also a risk a lot of vets are not highly educated in rabbit care, anatomy or sensitivity to anesthesia. Unfortunately, we have had prior bad experiences with this with other members of our Lucky Charm Lop's and Sierra View Rabbitry family.
If you are considering getting your rabbit spayed or neutered consider doing research! Find a vet who specializes in rabbits. Although males generally become sexually mature around 3-4 months and females generally become sexually mature around 5-6 months, we suggest waiting until your rabbit is at least 8 months to a year of age as the the rabbit would be fully grown and mature. This would provide the least amount of risk on the table. Also will the avoid the issue of bucks retaining a testicle.
However rabbits can still live happy and healthy lives as household pets without being spayed or neutered!
If you are wanting a multi rabbi household considering keeping them in their own cages and have supervises play times (only suggest with females, there will most likely be mounting)