Raising Quality Rabbits
If you haven't heard there is an incurable & highly contagious rabbit disease, however, there has been no known cases in Oregon. While there have been no cases we are still going to be implementing the the necessary measures to ensure our animals health.
I am currently doing a major herd reduction and we will be having a lot of sweet retired breeding/show animals available. Within the next few days.
Regarding Our New Policies
- We will no longer be allowing barn tours (A closed barn Policy)
- If there are known cases in Oregon we will no longer be providing animals as available (No in no policy)
- We will only do local pick up no out of state sales (Local Sales Policy)
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
I have included links to find more information as well as ways to implement precautionary measures to help protect both pet, production, & show animals.
- General Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting
- Keep your Rabbits Safe from RHD
- American Rabbit Breeders Association Announcements on RHD
Happy thursday! Well I failed on deciding who I was going to let go last week, smh. Let's hope I have better luck this saturday!
Also on another note I think I am going to state doing weekly blog posts on various topics regarding rabbit care, health, & housing. Also topics on breeding, breed standards, being an American Rabbit Breeder Association member, also well as I am thinking up some more fun topics to do while stuck at home between school work and regular work!
Again, I apologize for being the worst. As I am sure everyone else can relate the last month has been kind of crazy, yikes! I hope those who have visited my website are staying safe and healthy! For a while I decided to limit sales but for now I would love to still try to provide animals available, but of course from a distance. I have still been doing school online and still residing in my college town, but will be visiting my animals saturday (04/23) and hopefully have a list of available juniors as well as get some updated photos.
Thank you everyone for showing interest in adding our animals to your family!
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!
1 Solid Black
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!