Chestnut, tort, black, orange
Five kits born to this duo. 3 Dark and 2 light kits from what I tell. A well made nest.
Chestnut, tort, black, orange
Five kits born to this duo. Broken and solid kits from what I can tell thus far. A well made nest, doing a good job thus far.
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I'm trying to remember what rabbit breeds I recall that start with D. There is the Dutch rabbit (a breed I've owned) and the Dwarf Hotot. Beyond that I really can't recall anything. Let's see what other "D" rabbits of the world we can discover.
So what can I tell you about the Dutch rabbit. This breed of rabbit is a marked breed, They have a band around their shoulders/midriff, and stripe down the face to the cheeks, and white toes. Where and how those breaks occur matters in the show world. They are a medium breed rabbit. The American Dutch Rabbit Breed Club can walk you through the details of this rabbit. They come in black, blue, tortoise, chinchilla, Grey, Chocolate and Steel. I've see Tricolour Dutch but I don't know if that's an accepted show colour yet. They have a rounded shape.
When I first got into rabbits as an adult I learned about the "old dutch rabbit" that older farmers in my area maintained. They were a larger rangier breed good for meat rabbits.
The dutch rabbit, spoken of in this post though, is a small, round meat brick known to be good mothers. I find them a highly alert animal.
Other D rabbits inclued the Dwarf Hotot which originated in Germany, A 2-3 lb dwarf rabbit that is predominately white. They have "eyeliner" around their eyes.
The Dwarf Lop is an United Kingdom rabbit weight 4-5 lbs. They are kinda between the holland lop and mini lop found in North America.
The Dalmatian is a medium breed rabbit with a spotted pattern down it's sides that come in "black, blue, brown, orange, or fawn". They have short straight coat. Dalamation rabbits weight 6-8 lbs.
Deilenaar hail from the Netherlands. This red agouti coloured rabbit comes in at 5-8 lbs. They are a compact rabbit shown for the quality of their fur. A rare breed rabbit.
Others in this series.
Girls 3 and 4
Girl two is on hold
Litter trained boy that I'm not sure if he has a home or not. It's a tentative thing.
I'm probably going to keep this boy
So far we've discussed the A and B rabbits of the world, let's look now at the C rabbits of the world. They come from all over the place.
Rabbits from Europe
Spain brings us a terminal sire cross in the Caldes rabbit. This is a red-eyed white rabbit (predominately). The males are used as terminal cross sire.
In the UK there is a Californian rabbit that looks quite similar to the ARBA recognized Californian. There are some differences in size and the UK recognizes more colour varieties. But they are basically a white rabbit with dark points. They are a larger breed rabbit.
Italy brings us a rare rabbit in the Carmagnola Grey. A chinchilla coloured large breed rabbit. in 2002 there were less than 500 rabbits of this breed.
Champagne d'Argent was developed in France, they are fairly common in North America, they are a gorgeous rabbit that goes through an interesting coat change.
Checkered Giant is also known as the Giant Papillon, and is a large breed rabbit developed in Germany. It's not a hugely common rabbit, though many people/rescues will say they have a checkered giant simply because they have a large breed rabbit that comes a broken pattern. So be alert...it's probably NOT a checkered giant unless it comes with papers. :)
France at one point, thought they should combine every red-eyed rabbit they had. The end result: Chaudry. This large rabbit has a minimum size of 8.8 lbs.
The Cashmere Lop comes to us by way of England. It is a medium sized rabbit with a long dense coat. With a large variety of coat colours it weighs in at 4-5 lbs.
The Czech Republic gives us four different rabbits in the Czech Spot, the Czech Solver, the Czech White and the Czech Red. Each of these rabbits has their own coat colour and size. The vary in size, from the smallest Red (4-5 lbs), Spot, Solver and white at 9-11 lbs.
There are a number of different Chinchilla rabbits of a variety of sizes from Large to Giant. They have been developed in France and United States. They are
North and South American Rabbits
The Canadian Plush Lop is a rabbit from CANADA!!! This rabbit is currently in development. It is a 4-6 lb rabbit that is a mix between a holland lop and a mini rex. The goal is to get a curly coated rabbit with lopped ears and a fully arched body. They are supposed to be a bold, friendly breed that excells in rabbit agility.
The Cinnamon rabbit was accidently created in 1962 in the United States. The story of the breeds development can be found on the Club Website. It is a larger breed rabbit.
Mexico gave us the Criollo, a small rabbit with a variety of coat colours.
The Cuban Brown originates in Cuba. A large breed, glossy brown rabbit with erect ears.
A Feb 26, 2021 girlie off Ascot and Gregory, this girlie has these lovely ears. She went off to a St. Thomas home today.
She's a gentle natured young rabbit who has grown well and was my choice to potentially keep. Instead, she'll be living a life of luxury in a pet home.
Four kits, two light, two dark in a tidily built nest. Good job for this experienced doe.
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I'm feeling a little bit sad today. BandSaw (or affectionately known as Saw) was one of my favourite rabbits. A solidly good boy to have around. Goofy, happy, eager to breed, no nasty behaviours, just a sweet easy-going boy.
BUT he'll be helping a young lady with the start of a small rabbitry. She's prepared if he doesn't do well with her other bunny to give him separate accommodations. I hope that Saw will do well in his new home and give her beautiful babies with her female loppy.
I bred these two hoping to chocolate tris, I'm not sure I got them but really I'm not sure since today I have a migraine and everything looks a bit off. Woot woot for touch typing! :)
Anyways, I was far more patient with Flower than I normally am, but she gave me a litter of four after FIVE tries! GAH, I was getting rather frustrated with her to be honest. I may stubble out just before bed and bring them in overnight since it will be COLD out tonight. Pictures will come when I'm up and able.
Fully pedigreed litter
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Litter of 10 born to this pairing. All dark as expected. A sparsely furred nest I added a bit of fur to keep the kits warm. She built it up more overnight.
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I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.