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Re: New Member - New mini-rabbitry

Post Number:#31  Unread postby SixGun » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:21 pm


Aren't husbands great when they allow us our excitement!

And yes... you must save space for, I'm thinking a trio, Angora. :) 30" x 36".
We happen to have a kit that is packable, that makes a cage that big with urine guards and tray, if for some reason you needed more holes in late May, early June. :)

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Post Number:#32  Unread postby Ferra » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:10 pm


It's all I can do right now to remind myself to stop counting my chickens...

I keep dreaming of a 3-5 generation project to hybridize Onyx and Mithril's lines into some really nice Aat B_ Cc(chd) DD eje Harlequin does that throw harlequins, magpies, reds, frosties and torted otters when crossed to my buck.

This project would require a little buck to bring the chinchilla genetics over to Onyx's daughters... I might yet have a use for The Chil-chilla! :P. But it would be murderous on my planned cage space... I would probably have to go straight to running all 9 holes as soon as they arrive and I get them assembled... And I'm not allowed to kick the gardening stuff out of the shed either. I would have to hone my Tetris skills to make this all work.

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Post Number:#33  Unread postby SixGun » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:24 pm


Our back porch, which still houses our dog crates for when they are in time out, now also holds our bunnies, and yes, more fit in there than I thought possible and I'm pretty sure that the dogs are going to have to find new space to rent.

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Post Number:#34  Unread postby Ferra » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:09 am


Well, so far, more good news. :D

The litter of little harlequin-buns was weighed on day 2, and made the same average weight gain as Mithril's kits. So everyone seems to be getting fed! And fed just as well as the 5 kits to boot...

Their dam appears to be under the influence of a slighly bigger appetite and some post-partum snugglies - She's shaking off some of her traditional shyness to come beg for treats and head pats at the front of her cage. There also has not been a single incident of boxing, or threatening to box, at me thus far!

And one of the little harli-kits was showing the first hints of orange fluff yesterday at weigh-in. It was pretty fantastically pumpkin colored. The husband thinks he saw an orange-black-and-white kit, though I can't think of how that would work genetically. (Broken shouldn't be a thing. Though maybe if it's my SIRE who is the suspected vienna carrier, perhaps I have that mixed into a harli-kit or two? Could make sense, I got another crystal clear forehead blaze in this litter as well on one of the black kits.)

I'll probably post some photos around day 7 when they start getting fluffy. :)

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Post Number:#35  Unread postby SixGun » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:44 am


So jealous of the Harlis.... we got day two pics last time.......
Waiting on those pics!

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Post Number:#36  Unread postby Ferra » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:58 am


So what I am hearing is that there is a demand that I go out and photograph bunnies tonight?

Oh noes! Whatever shall I do? :lol: The Internet demands more tiny rabbits!

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Post Number:#37  Unread postby SixGun » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:03 pm


Yes, there is a growing demand. The Internet demands it!

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Post Number:#38  Unread postby Nymphadora » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:42 pm


Must. See. Bunnies.

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Nymphadora wrote:Must. See. Bunnies.

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Post Number:#40  Unread postby Ferra » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:28 pm


I got you guys a present - Group Photo!

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The white looking one DOES have faint harli-marks on the left upper shoulder... but no really color to speak of thus far.


And then a blazed snoot. I keep getting these classic vienna-like marks. One in each litter so far.

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And because I love you all, also this:

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Post Number:#41  Unread postby Nymphadora » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:54 pm


That black kit with the blaze... You sure it's not a little skunk that got mixed in, Ferra? :mrgreen:
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Can we call him Pepe le Pew if it's a buck?

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Post Number:#42  Unread postby shazza » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:09 pm


aahh, i'm so jealous of the vienna kit! when i get more space i want to try to create a vienna marked commercial type rabbit as a project. i love dutch rabbits but all i just wish they were bigger...

i also just have this Thing with white toes ;P
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Post Number:#43  Unread postby Ferra » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:49 pm


Hrm. Well, having some skunk in my lines *could* explain the interesting smells that happen during inter-rabbit territory disputes... The little kit could just be a genetic throwback. :lol:

I'll keep that nickname in mind as the little poppies grow up. :rabbit-hop1:

As to the vienna-mark like things: they're an accident, I swear! But they keep happening and look largely the same between litters. I am starting to wonder if it's less vienna-like, and perhaps actually the Vienna gene somewhere.

The Heinz 57 rabbits are fantastically interesting. Given my tendency to flights of fancy and side projects, I might end up with two divergent strains of meat mutts - both >95% NZW when all is said and done thanks to my buck: one in BEW and one in Harlequin/Magpie markings... But that assumes I get WAAAAAY more cage space.

__________Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:47 pm ___________

Wednesday - Feb 1.

The Six Week weigh in for litter one gives weights between 1040g (2.3lbs) and 1240g (2.7lbs) Not bad, not phenomenal. They gained 314g (0.7lbs) this week. So they might make around 4lbs by 8 weeks. That would be nice.

The new litter got their day five weigh in and photograph, and there is a little rainbow of colors... Not pictured is the Chestnut Agouti, the black self, or three of the Harli-kits.

However, there is the:

Blaze 2 - Electric Boogaloo
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The Suspected MAGPIE! (harlequin marks in "armpit" in this photo... very faintly marked)
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And the Vienna-like-Marked Harlequin
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I've got some weird buns...

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Post Number:#44  Unread postby shazza » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:56 pm


the vienna harlequin... :cry: my dream bunny i think is a vienna marked japanese harlequin velveteen lop...just with french lop instead of english ;P big ol velvet calico bun. sigh. one day~
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Re: New Member - New mini-rabbitry

Post Number:#45  Unread postby SixGun » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:55 am


Oh My Ferra! They are just so darn cute. I love Harlequin markings and both Japanese and Magpie??!! You have the greatest little genetic experiment, I tell you!

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