Thursday, June 30, 2011

Babies again!

Boy, does the time seem to go by fast! A busy life, makes for time to fly by. But, I'm thankful for it all :).

The babies are all getting big and growing fast! Kahlua's & Krissie's babies are all weaned and there's just a few left from each litter. Rum's, Shirley's & Abby's litters are all close to weaning and looking amazing. Melinda's babies are just coming up on 3 weeks old.

And we are just on the next round of babies: Kayla kindled to 7 on the 28th. Brownie is due the 2nd. Diamond the 4th and Abilene the 6th. Then between Sunday and July 15th, I'll be breeding Allie, Abby, Rum, Kahlua, & Krissie, Lord willing.

Out of Krissie's litter, I am keeping a broken chocolate chinchilla buck, Hoppin's Donovan. Out of Kahlua's litter, I am keeping a broken chocolate chestnut agouti buck, Hoppin's ? (haven't named him yet!). Out of Abby's litter I am keeping a broken chocolate chinchilla doe, who has also not been named yet. Out of Rum's litter I am keeping a chestnut agouti doe. And out of Shirley's litter I am most likely keeping her sable steel buck (he's a beauty!).

I have a chocolate chinchilla buck, brkn chocolate chinchilla doe, brkn (charlie) black doe, and chinchilla buck available out of Krissie's litter. 3 of the babies are *very* promising. The brkn chocolate chinchilla doe is the only one I don't care for - she's a bit long in body.

I have a chestnut agouti doe and black buck available out of Kahlua's litter. Both are very promising.

There are pictures of all 6 babies ready to go right now up on my facebook page, as they haven't made it to the sale page on the website yet.

New pictures of Abby's, Rum's & Shirley's litters can be seen at....

Abby's litter
*She has some amazing, promising babies in her litter! They are all gorgeous!
Rum's litter
*Rum has a few promising babies as well. I like her chestnut babies over her chin babies. The doe is very promising and since I don't have a doe out of Rum yet, I'm going to keep her.
Shirley's litter
*Several of her babies are also gorgeous! Her pointed white doe is a-m-a-z-i-n-g, along with her two steels.

I have transport available from OK to KY/IN/OH/MO/etc very soon. And I also have transport available from OK to WA/Canada/OR (and through the states between there) in the middle of July.

There are some other subjects I'd like to blog about, but it will have to be next week, or this weekend!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby & Bun News

Life has been busy, as usual around here. Between working on websites, living on a ranch with a family of 13, doing household chores, and taking care of everything (animals & people), there's never a dull moment!

The bunnies are all doing great and handling the heat wonderfully. They are all cool in their barn with the air conditioner. I'm so thankful for that! I had a small scare with it a couple days ago. I got home and it was OFF. Thankfully it isn't that hot yet, so everyone was fine. I thought it was broken, but I found out that someone had just flipped the switch off (more than likely the silly barn cats did) and all is good.

Brownie palpates positive. I'm hoping for a LIVE litter this time! Diamond also palpates positive. She had 1 baby on her last due date (June 4th), but pulled no fur & made no nest. Which doesn't make sense at all, since she is not a first time mama. That baby ended up dieing a few days later, so she is rebreed. I just have to palpate Abilene & Allie (both Lam litters!). Kayla is due the 28th.

Melinda kindled to a beautiful litter of 6 last week. This is the first litter by Lam here and they are so pretty. A couple have pretty unique markings on their broken pattern, which is kind of cool.

I haven't had a baby with a partial face marking for *years*! This baby reminds of it's way-back grandfather, Velotta's Raymond who was a RGC and his markings were SO similar to this.

And of course, the usual broken, full face pattern :).

And this little baby has a little bit of "milk-dipped-ness" to one of it's ears. So cute. I haven't had a baby with white on the ears for years either.

Krissie's babies pictures are up now at this link. I am keeping the broken chocolate chinchilla buck out of this litter. I'll contact those on my waiting list soon for the other babies, Lord willing, unless you contact me first :)!

This is Krissie's smallest baby and biggest baby. The "biggest baby" really isn't that different than the sizes of the other babies in the litter. but, the smallest baby is for sure the run and is, as  you can see, about half the size of his littermates. But, he sure has a lively personality and strong will to live, so he is thriving!

Abby's babies pictures are up also at this link.

And Kahlua's babies pictures can be seen here. I am keeping the broken chocolate chestnut agouti buck out of this litter. I'll contact those on my waiting list soon for the other babies, Lord willing, unless you contact me first :)!

And, finally, here are a couple pictures of the doe I kept out of Kayla's last litter. She's a promising doe. I still haven't decided on a name for her yet. I know, so bad :)!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Mini Lops are here!

Well, it's been long in coming and much awaited buns. Red Mini Lops are finally back at Hoppin' Herd of Hares.

I used to raise them about 6 years ago, but sold out to focus on the chocolates and lilacs. But, over the last couple years I've wanted to bring them back in. Thanks to ARBA Judge Jody Rosnik in Colorado, I was able to bring in a beautiful trio of reds. I spent a fair amount of money on them and bought them sight unseen. I normally don't do that, but I've worked with Jody so many times over the years, she said she'd pick me out the 3 best in her litters.

I couldn't be happier with the 3. They are beautiful. They are a little shy right now, but I think they will come around, as they are only 3 months old.

Two does and one buck came. Here are a few pictures:

Alpine's Sunset (doe):

Alpine's R (buck):

Alpine's Vixie (doe):