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Mini rex cross *Got pictures!!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:24 pm


So I have a post about my buck zuko before (he didn't have a name then) and now I got a picture of the doe I'm going to be picking up for him in October. She is a tri-color and he is a harlequin. I think she has lilac spots like her mother, but they could also be chocolate too. She has a sibling that is a chocolate and orange harlequin. My goal with this match is to get tri colored kits, though I know that some harlequins will show up too. I won't be able to actually start breeding them until around March, but what kind of colors of kits for y'all think I could get?
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:00 pm


She looks like a Chocolate/Orange Tri-color to me. So you should get Black and Chocolate Harlequins and Tris.
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#3  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:31 pm


Yeah in that picture she does look chocolate, but the picture I have of her at 1 week, when she had just gotten fur, they look lilac. I'll definitely be getting pictures when I pick her up so I will get more of her
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:02 pm


I am mostly going of the Orange as to figure out if she is Chocolate or Lilac. Because Lilac is dilute Chocolate, and Fawn is dilute Orange, you can only get Chocolate/Orange or Lilac/Fawn. After looking at her closer I think she probably is Lilac/Fawn :oops:
So if I am correct (SableSteel may have to verify this) you will get Black, Blue, and Lilac Tris and Harlequins. :bunnyhop:
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#5  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:32 pm


She looks chocolate/orange tricolor to me. There isn't much chocolate to go off of, but just as Ozarkansas said, the dark orange (instead of fawn) indicates that this is a non-dilute tricolor (and lilac is a dilute; chocolate is not)

From this pairing you should get about 50% tricolor, 50% harlequin (on average). most likely, those will be black/orange tricolors and black/orange harlequins, but if your buck carries chocolate and/or blue you might get some chocolate/orange, blue/fawn or lilac/fawn tricolors & harlequins too.

I'm adding some pictures of dilute and non-dilute harlequin to compare to colors.
First, is a dilute (blue) harlequin. The fawn areas here are very light.

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Then a non-dilute (black) harlequin. The orange areas here are darker and richer. This is a good way to tell apart dilute and non-dilute harlequins/tricolors

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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#6  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:53 am


Thank you both!! Like I mentioned earlier I will definitely get more pictures of her when I pick her up. Their breeder is really good at getting colors of the rabbits to show vividly even if they are diluted colors, so I'll be able to tell for sure when I pick her up
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#7  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:27 am


Drooling over those crisp, clean, richly coloured, Harlequin bands.... Thank you for posting photos SableSteel... <3
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#8  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:32 pm


SarniaTricia wrote:Drooling over those crisp, clean, richly coloured, Harlequin bands.... Thank you for posting photos SableSteel... <3


:yeahthat: they are very nice

So I know my buck carries chocolate, because his mother is a chocolate/orange Tri-color. I don't know if he carries blue because I don't know what his father looks like. The doe's mother is a blue/fawn Tri-color that carries chocolate, and her father is a black/orange Tri-color.

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Could I use a broken Chocolate doe with my black/orange Harlequin buck and get tri-color?
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Re: Mini rex cross * New Question!!

Post Number:#9  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:36 am


It depends on what they carry.

Harlequin is agouti(dominant), chocolate is self(recessive), so you will get agoutis, which is one step. The harlequin itself is, however, a recessive gene(ej). So, unless your chocolate(E) carries harlequin or non-extension(e), you will not get harlequins or tris.
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Re: Mini rex cross

Post Number:#10  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:41 am


TeaTimeBunnies wrote: Could I use a broken Chocolate doe with my black/orange Harlequin buck and get tri-color?


That's not a very good breeding. For multiple reasons.
1. You'll probably not get any tricolors or even harlequins. Unless the chocolate carries non extension (or tricolor) which isn't common in chocolate lines (because chocolate tortoise isn't recognized; at least not by ARBA standards)
2. The babies you'll get will probably be castor, but possibly harlequinized castors. So with faint harlequin markings. This makes them unshowable and can't easily be bred out of a castor line.
3. Breeding any self (including black or chocolate) increases the chances of getting torted tricolors and torted harlequins down the line which are also unshowable (that is, again, by ARBA standards I forgot to look where you are)
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Re: Mini rex cross * New Question!!

Post Number:#11  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:08 am


Thank you both!! One last question out of curiosity... at least for now. What would I likely get if I cross my Harlequin to a black otter doe?
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Re: Mini rex cross * New Question!!

Post Number:#12  Unread postby Dood » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:21 pm


Harlequinized Castor, others depending on recessives

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Re: Mini rex cross * New Question!!

Post Number:#13  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:25 pm


Got my Tri-colored girl!!! She is definitely fawn, and I'm still debating between her being blue or lilac. I still haven't managed to get pictures of her color that come out right, but I'll post some when I get acceptable ones

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Here are some pictures of her colors. It was the best I could do, but it still looks too orange compared to her in person. I'm going to use a different background when I get the chance. That'll probably show the right colors
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Re: Mini rex cross *Got pictures!!

Post Number:#14  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:54 am


She looks like a blue fawn tri to me
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Re: Mini rex cross *Got pictures!!

Post Number:#15  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:10 pm


Looks chocolate based to me; if she is lighter in real life than in these pictures, I'd call it a lilac/fawn tri
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