26 Mar 2014 No Comments
Rare Breed Rabbits
25 Mar 2014 No Comments
I love it when spring brings all the grass back to the pastures and the pasture rabbits get released! They have been cooped together all winter and today is first mow. The Americans are the lucky pasture rabbits.
In each picture, can you spot the rabbit?
28 Feb 2014 No Comments
I was surprised to learn the correct shade of Beveren blue in the UK is slightly different – it seems more bright a shade, similar to the medium blue in the previous post, but more blue than gray… I’d love to get my hands on one!
Check out more pix: http://beveren.moonfruit.com/
10 Feb 2014 No Comments
The correct shade of blue for Beveren is the one in the middle! This was a big discussion at the Stockton fair last weekend. The one on the left, too dark and is American Blue, the one on the right is lilac like the Lilac breed. Since “light lavender blue” has been interpreted differently by each breeders personal preferences, we felt it’d be good to have a consensus on this color. Here it is. The one in the middle.
26 Jan 2014 No Comments
Here’s an update on my French Blanc de Hotots, that I received from Nova Scotia, first generation descended from La Maison de Laperriere’s French imports. They are larger than American Hotots, are more energetic, and have a longer, leaner build. They dance and leap about their hutch with grace and ease, they have more of a large running breeds moves compared to my stockier German line Hotots.
At less than 6 months old, Altesse de la Maison de Laperriere is 10.4 lbs
At just over 6 months old, Amerique de la Maison de Laperriere is 9.5 lbs
26 Jan 2014 No Comments
We’ve got two rabbits for sale at the upcoming Stockton Feb 1 show:
Blue Eyed White Beveren Doe – 6 months, 10.8 lbs.
Only letting her go in favor of keeping her two older sisters, to make room for their future litters. She’s a very large girl. She has 3 Grand Champion older siblings. She’s got nice fur, even mellow temperament. Sire Calloway, Dam Barbi Brown and 1/2 Calloway. $65
01 Sep 2013 No Comments
Hotots are an arched breed, but unfortunately were classified as commercial type in the U.S. so are posed on the show table into the commercial rabbit loaf-pose. The truth is this gorgeous breed is both a meaty commercial build rabbit, and an arched breed, and while chunky compared to other arched breeds, I feel shows off the very fine lines of the rabbit in this more natural position. I am in favor of introducing this second, classic pose (the pose used in Europe, where the breed originates). Even chunky bunnies can strut their stuff juuuust fine.
17 Aug 2013 No Comments
Baby Blanc d’Hotot Braveheart – our house bunny! He’s the most snuggly rabbit I’ve ever met. We’ll see if he keeps that trait into his adulthood, but right now he’s just my darling. Has two siblings, Sultan x Shaherazod.
17 Aug 2013 2 Comments
The guy who started it all… my first (and still, only) Belgian Hare. He’s a wonderful creature, smart, agile, funny. I love this little guy. We used to let him roam our whole 2-acre property, he considered it his job to run up to greet visitors. After he caught a respiratory illness from the wild rabbits,we had to revoke his priviledges… now he mostly keeps to his 8′ x 4′ run with only occasional supervised release time. I am still waiting for a genetically unrelated Black & Tan Belgian doe.