Raising Quality Rabbits
Well, here I am, at it again being the worst updater! To be fair I am a full time college student and have full job, living the absolute dream, LOL! With that as my winter term of my junior year is finally over and I have a second to do some much needed updates!
I have actually quite a few litters at the moment we had a fairly successful winter breeding season and have lots of breeding plans this spring! I will have more updates as well as photos on them this weekend!
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I will be posting all available animals with updated photos this coming saturday. Please keep in mind we base everything first come first serve basis and we are considered a closed rabbitry.
I wish I had a longer title spot, I was trying to reference the White Rabbit from DIsney's animated Alice in Wonderland..
Anyways I had a super busy holiday season between five christmas type events and then just trying to prepare for my winter term! However, in the mix of all of that we did plenty of things with the rabbits!
We had one Netherland Dwarf go to a new home in December. His name is Gideon or "Giddy" as we called him who was Best Junior of Variety at Del Mar Convention in 2016 as well as one of our old herd bucks in our Shaded program who was overdue for retirement. He went to a lovely pet home.
In January we actually had a lot of buns go to some new wonderful homes! First, we actually gifted Puff Pastry, formerly known as "LCL's Promdress"(Pictured), to a wonderful family who has owned a Lucky Charm Lop before who lost one of their house bunnies. She joined their other Holland Lop S'mores & has been extremely spoiled already!
Otterpop, a Netherland dwarf also went to a lovely pet home actually in Bend, which is the furthest to my knowledge of any of our pet rabbits going! We also were able to find a lovely new retirement home for Gauva, who is now named Hoppy Girl, and is now owned by an adorable little girl!
New Litters & 2020 Breeding Schedule
We have a large Holland litter of I believe 7 (haven't messed with them too much yet as Peri is a first time mom) out of Diegel's Periwinkle (Blue Otter) and RR's Benny (Black Tort) it looks like she has some Black Otters and Black Foxes so far but time will tell! They were born 01/19!
Still on baby watch & confirmed pregnant:
LCL's Curly Fry (Black Tort) x Ormond/Odabashian's Buzz (Black Tort) HL Due 01/20
Yeti (Black Himalayan) x SVR's Kamino (Siamese Sable) ND Due 01/20
Our next group of does due 02/04:
Diegel's Vera (Blue) x Ormond/Odabashian's Buzz (Black Tort) HL
SVR's Avalanche Ava (Black Otter) x FAB's Blue Hex (Blue Otter) ND
LCL's Becky with the Good Fur (Brkn Black Tort) x Ormond/Odabashian's Buzz (Black Tort) HL
Following Group of does due 02/11:
FAB's Lottie (Chestnut) x FAB's Blue Hex (Blue Otter) ND
SVR's Ramona (Black Otter) x FAB's Blue Hex (Blue Otter) ND
LCL's Chloe (Blue Tort) x Ormond/Odabashian's Buzz (Black Tort) HL
Last week we unfortunately lost Chloe's single baby, which is why I had not yet announced as it was a shock and we had already grown extremely attached to baby Sea Otter. Which is why I rebred her as I am hoping to retire Chloe this summer prior to her 5th Birthday as she has been a keystone member of my program.
Hello! I hope everyone & their bunnies are all prepped for winter as well as had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know we are are almost done with our prep! Anyways we have a small update on the the rabbit end but I thought I'd list some tips & tricks in keeping your buns happy this winter!
Some ways to keep your buns happy this winter is to give them lots of hay to eat or hide in (Hay they can eat such as timothy or orchard grass!) Also it helps to mix oatmeal & black oil sunflower seeds (although I do not suggest sunflower seeds for rabbits under 6 months of age!) into their daily feed rations to help keep them in good coat & body condition throughout the winter. Lastly add a few extra ounces of feed to their meals as they have to use a little bit more energy in the winter!
LCL's Chloe had my first otter carrier litter of one over Thanksgiving break, I am thinking the baby is a Torted Otter as known as a Fox. However, I have not seen it in a week so I will hopefully confirm that this weekend! I am hoping it's at least a Blue Fox, as most of my friends know I am a softy for Dilutes! I am just extremely happy to have an Otter or Fox carrier litter. The sire is a rabbit many are not familiar with, LCL's Jack, who is a Black Fox I had bred back when I first had otters, he is out of LCL's Odes & L&R Kobe.
We hopefully have a few more litters due but I am not extremely hopeful with the cold weather, we tried breeding a few does in our last few nice days but we will see if they make nests.
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.