Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mini Lop Posing & Type

I decided to make a page up on my site on posing mini lops & evaluating body type. I've seen this done for other breeds, but there's not one out there for ML's, so it was time to do it.

Hope it's helpful for at least some! I'm going to work on doing this with ML babies next....hopefully can get some with my current round of babies.

The bunnies are all doing great.

Krissie's due the end of the week, so she'll be getting a box soon. The boxes all got taken out of the 3 1/2 wk old litter cages today. The babies are all so cute & bouncin' around :).


Saturday, October 30, 2010

3 wk old pictures!

The 3 litters are all 3 wks old this week, so new pictures of them are up now.

You can view all the pictures at....

Kadence's litter
Jana's litter
Kaylee's litter

Just a short post for today, since I've got company coming over shortly!

More later....

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 day old picture time!

The 3 litters are all about 10-11 days old now and they are all doing great. Kadence's litter is by far my favorite just because she has two GORGEOUS solid chocolate chestnut babies. I hope they'll be typey little babies (so I can keep one!), as that color is always SO pretty!

Without anything further, here are the pictures....

Kaylee's litter....see the two magpies?

One of the Magpies:

Jana's litter:

Jana's foster baby from Kadence:

Kaylee being a total goofball....I just had to include this picture :)!

Kadence's litter:

Kadence's little bk chestnut .... such a big head on this little guy!

One of her chocolate chestnuts:

The two together:

And the other chocolate chestnuts:

Such an adorable little baby!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Yesterday I got the website all updated. New pictures of several seniors and juniors. And I realized there are a few seniors who need updated pictures really bad, so I'll work on getting new pictures so that all the pictures will be current.

Krissie got rebred to Cade before he left last week. So, hopefully she took and hoping for lots of chocolates and broken chocolates :). Also bred Brianna to Kyle today, as I'd really like at least one more litter before he leaves. He's such a pretty boy!

The 3 litters born last week are doing great. Jana's 3 are chestnut agoutis. Kadence's babies are 2 chocolate chestnuts, 1 chestnut agoutis, 1 brkn chestnut agouti, 1 seal chinchilla and 1 brkn "something" (thinkin' it's a shaded variety, as it originally looked like a chocolate and now it doesn't). Kaylee has 4 "pinks" and 2 babies that are looking to be an odd variety. I'll give them a few more days until I say for sure what they are, but I will say that I hope my gut feeling is wrong.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tulsa State Fair rabbit show

Friday-today was the Tulsa State fair rabbit show. I dropped the 6 rabbits I showed off Friday evening, as it was a cooped show. They showed yesterday (Sat.) and today (Sun.). I had someone show them for me yesterday, as I couldn't be there. But, I was able to show them there today.

They did awesome yesterday and I'm so glad the Hubler family was able to get them up to the table for me - thanks again guys :)! There were a lot of mini lops and a lot of rabbits in the whole show - 1,100 entries total (Open & Youth). So, the results are:

Hoppin's Abby (brkn chocolate) took 1st – which should get her her 1st leg!
Hoppin's Landon (brkn chocolate chin – Abby’s brother) took 1st – which should get him his first leg too!
Hoppin's Diamond Fizz (bk chin) took 2nd
Posey's Cameron (chin) took 2nd
Hoppin's Kahlua (chestnut) took 11/17 – not surprised by that, as she’s a very petite 12 wk old doe. She makes weight, but is just a small little thing.
Hoppin's Jordan (pointed white!) took 5th/17 – so excited by that placing, as he’s barely 12 wks old. I really expected him to be almost last in the class!

Today they didn’t do as well. I heard from several breeders that the judge who they were judged by today is like that – not too great on posing rabbits, I guess, oh well. But, anyways, Diamond got 1st today (not sure if she’ll get a leg for that or not, but I don’t think so, as the classes were smaller today). Today the others got: Cameron 3/5, Jordan 3/6, Abby 5/6, Kahlua 10/11, Landon 6/6 (yeah, totally opposite compared to Saturday, oh well!).

Open Mini Lops were done judging by 11am or so, but we couldn't check out until 3pm. So, we had a lot of hanging out to do, which was fine, as I got to talk to a lot of breeders and meet new breeders. I had several people say "Oh, you're Qadoshyah?!" and they were all glad to meet me finally and complimented my mini lops, which was nice. One breeder, I'm not even sure who she was, since I didn't get a chance to ask her her name...but she obviously knew who I was! I met Pennie Grotheer, the Secretary/Treasurer for the MLRCA, so it was nice to finally put a face to her name. Also got to meet a couple other mini lop breeders I hadn't met yet...both in open & youth.

While we didn't get any pictures of the rabbit's a couple pictures of the petting zoo area that was just a few feet from the rabbit area. This was my first time at the TSF...such a HUGE fair, with so much to see. We looked around only a little bit.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

9 and counting

Two of the 3 does that were due yesterday have kindled . . . Jana kindled to 3 babies this morning and Kaylee kindled to 6 this afternoon. Just waiting on Kadence to kindle now.

Jana has 3 agoutis and Jana has all "pink" babies. I think there's a smoke pearl or two in there, but it's too hard to tell since they are just hours old.

Cori & Jake left today for their new homes. Jake went to Townsend's Red River Rabbitry in Southern Oklahoma and Cori went to Redneck Rabbits Rabbitry in Oklahoma as well. They are great homes for those two pretty bunnies!! I'll miss them both though :), as they were two of my favorite pointed whites. Just glad to have babies to replace them now.

9 more buns will be leaving tomorrow . . . 5 to NH, 2 to IL and 2 to VT.

Well, more later...