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  1. J

    Coats- Satin, Rex, other...

    There are some fascinating coat variations, most of which I've only read about, not seen. The satin gene is a recessive, and I've seen a lot of variation. Some of my satins have fabulous sheen, others not so much, even though both parents are satins. I think there must be some sort of modifier...
  2. J

    Sneezing bunny

    So sorry to hear about the difficulty with your new rabbits, but good that you caught this while still in quarantine. An old thread about this issue at How long do you quarantine? suggests 4 to 6 weeks in quarantine.
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    Forage-only diet; what if I exclude grain completely from my rabbits' diet?

    I found the Beyond the Pellet book on Amazon, Beyond The Pellet: Feeding Rabbits Naturally (The Urban Rabbit Project): Craven Jr, Boyd, Worden, Rick: 9781493654055: Amazon.com: Books It was apparently written nine years ago, as this copy has a 2013 copyright date. Has anyone read this one? Is it...
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    Forage-only diet; what if I exclude grain completely from my rabbits' diet?

    I had heard that you couldn't feed black locust, that the leaves were toxic. Your post led me to a search about black locust as feed, as we are looking for more tree forage, besides the fabulous white mulberry. I found an article through Feedipedia (great resource) at...
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    Forage-only diet; what if I exclude grain completely from my rabbits' diet?

    What size/breed of rabbits are you raising? How much forage are you feeding them daily? What type of locust and what part? We have black and honey locust trees here, and the shrubby rose locust bush wild nearby.
  6. J

    Can There be Color?

    Okay, so we have B- for the black. Since you had a white kit, as well as Cal kits, I'm guessing the color gene is probably Cc, regular color with an albino recessive, although many Cals do not show their markings for a week or two, so it could also be Cc(h), the 'white' kit could have been a Cal...
  7. J

    Can There be Color?

    Here's the rest--there's a character limit: Okay, so lets put a recipe together. A-B-C-D-E, that would be agouti, plus black, full-color, no dilution, normal color extension. That gives us a black agouti, and that's what it is black agouti, often called castor. You can see the black on the tips...
  8. J

    Can There be Color?

    What a good question. Let's see if we can make it a little easier to answer your question. First--about the genetic alphabet soup: It's easiest to look at each letter, and figure out what that letter does. That way, when you put them all together at the end, it will make more sense. It's like...
  9. J

    Does anyone have a copy of Glenna M. Huffmon's book "Rabbit Coat Color Genetics"?

    I have been searching for a copy of Glenna Huffmon's book on Rabbit Coat Color Genetics, but with no success. It was apparently self-published, and she is now deceased. I've heard references given to the book, but have never read it. Does anyone here have a copy for sale, a copy they would lend...
  10. J

    Is my rabbit a true Charlie?

    Yes, it is a good point, for show purposes they are definitely different. The Harlequin breed doesn't show in tricolor, and Holland Lops show as tricolor but not as harlequin. Genetically, a tricolor is a harlequin rabbit with the En spotting gene added, causing a broken harlequin. Since the...
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    Is my rabbit a true Charlie?

    To determine genetics by test breeding, the general rule of thumb (there is no written-in-stone rule that I know of, we just do our best to figure things out) is two test breedings with larger litters (8 or more, say), or three breedings with smaller litters, just to up the odds. By the way...
  12. J

    Is my rabbit a true Charlie?

    Okay, so let's go back to the beginning. One of the rabbit color genes is called 'E', short for extension, and it affects how the color is extended down the hairshaft. There are five possibilities on this gene, each called an allele. Each allele in this case is incompletely dominant. There is a...
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    Is my rabbit a true Charlie?

    I think the question is a bit confused. For a rabbit to be shown as a broken (a colored coat broken up by white patches), it needs to have a certain amount of color. For angoras, the minimum is 10% color/90% white, with a maximum of 75% color/30% white. For Holland Lops, the maximum amount of...
  14. J

    Is my rabbit a true Charlie?

    A 'tri', short for tricolor, is simply another broken, in this case a broken harlequin. So if she's produced only brokens and tris, she's simply produced all brokens. A 'Charlie' is what we call broken patterned rabbits that have very little color showing, typically less than 10% color. The...
  15. J

    Black or just a really dark Siamese Sable?

    Oh yes, blacks can have fiber that fades to pale. It's a trait I'm trying to eliminate. I would love to know what causes it This is fiber from a black English angora, you can see how quickly it fades to pale. I've had plenty of angoras that didn't do this, but now it seems to be common. No idea why.
  16. J

    Black or just a really dark Siamese Sable?

    Definitely has that sepia brown tint, I'd vote for the very dark sable. Any sable on the BEW side?
  17. J

    Another color question

    Good question. I haven't found anything detailed currently in print. I've spent the last two years working on an illustrated version, it's almost done now, just working on the final charts for the appendix. Robinson's book on rabbit genetics is available at Rabbitcolors - Literature I have found...
  18. J

    Color help

    I can see the difficulty, other than the REWs that could be carrying sable, everything here looks chinchilla based or full-color. Of course, I've often seen chinchilla and sable colors confused, with all pearls assumed to be sable, and all ermines and magpies assumed to be chin. I'm still...
  19. J

    Color help

    I'd forgotten you said one parent had harlequin (magpie, which is harlequin + chinchilla/sable). When a rabbit carries harlequin as a recessive, the colors can be very skewed. I couldn't believe how much harlequin in the background can change normal colors into bizarre ones--some look like...
  20. J

    Color help

    I can see your confusion. On the color gene, in descending order, we have full-color C (normal agouti, non-agouti self, harlequin, etc.); chinchilla c(chd) chinchilla dark; sable c(chl) chinchilla light, pointed white c(h) Himalayan, and albino REW cc. Having two alleles both called...
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