Elise's 6 Bergene babies! 4 males are ready to be adopted!
Just a quick reminder for everyone, I have 7 little Dutch bunnies that are ready for their new homes. Elise's Bergene's will be ready next week, (4 of them are available) and I have 3 that are ready now. Please contact me if you are interested in adopting one
I plucked my English Angora buck yesterday. Last time I sheared Angel, but this time I plucked. I can definitely tell a difference in the quality, plucking is waaayyy better than Shearing. The wool is easier to spin when it is plucked, because the fibers naturally cling together instead of me having to work them together more. Plucking takes more time, but I get more harvest. There are the pros and cons, but I would say I'll be plucking from now on.
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll have some exciting new next week! ;) ~Anna
Welcoming my new chocolate Dutch bunnies!! Finally!! I've been waiting and searching for over 8 months looking for some pedigreed Chocolate's, and I've finally found some! They are from Brosely MO (Really really far away from me) and are fully 4 generation pedigreed! They are my first bunnies that actually have a 4 generation pedigree and I'm pretty excited. There is one buck and 1 doe, The buck is perfectly marked, I'll be showing him with my Junior doe Cupcake this upcoming year. He has really good bloodlines, and although I know I've said this before, Both of their temperaments are far and above better than any of my other Dutch does or bucks!! When I let them out in the Garden (to get their pictures taken) every time one of the dogs would bark, they would come running to me like they felt safe. This is VERY different, as normally I'll spend 5 minutes trying to catch them, instead of them voluntarily coming to me. Mary Grace loves the little boy, and I love the little girl. ;) Here is a picture of her holding the buck.
She'll walk around the house holding this sweetie, and I snapped this photo at Random this afternoon.
He seems to not mind this position, and even starts to fall asleep! Such a sweet sweet little guy!
The female isn't as well marked as he is, her belt is very uneven, coming forward on her right front leg, but I don't mind. I think that if she is paired with the right buck, she should be able to have well marked babies.
You can see here how her leg isn't white.
One last picture of the buck.
I haven't picked out any names yet, but I will soon. They have "brownie" and "Daisy" on their pedigree's, I might just end up renaming my buck. I like Daisy. :) Leslie surprised me with a litter of Tortoises. Only 3 but they are HUGE. They will be promising babies, I'm excited!! I'll post a picture soon! Thanks for stopping by! ~Anna
I'm sure you all are getting tired of all the new Angora chatter/pictures/whatnot, but I'm still rather carried away. ;) Remember my Lilac/Blue Doe that I got with Jinger? Well she didn't quite work out for me, there were many reasons, the main one being I didn't want to work with Lilac (which is what she turned out being). It would require a completely different gene change for me, and I didn't want to work on switching to Dilutes. To breed them you have to have certain genes, different colors, and a ton of perseverance. Maybe in a couple years I'll be ready to tackle it, but not now. I have enough on my plate. So I traded her with my good friend Tessa for this gorgeous Black doe. She has been sheared (yay!) and is bred!!! I'm so delighted, she is bred to a Blue buck, and should have some blue babies. (of which I'll be keeping a doe or two). I named her Cicily, who can guess the National country name origin? Nope, not France. Not even Spain. Nor Greece. Not Even Italy. *hint hint* ;) PLEASE take a guess in the comments! You should know, but I recently met someone who didn't, perpetually shocking me.
Jinger, doing her tantalizing little showoff. I may end up showing her, doll that she is. She is about 5 months old, I might breed her in November or December. :)
Angel, who will be having a date with a BEW buck this upcoming Monday. I can't wait!!! BEW babies!! I'll be keeping one or two, and then maybe, maybe, MAYBE I'll have one or two for sale. Maybe. ;) Oh, and I'm hoping to see what Julianne will have for some babies, I can't hardly wait for my first Angora litters. :)
Sweet Angelic, Little Amy. What. A. Doll. She is only 3-4 months old, and is the cutest little thing you ever met!
Amy, in the little Mustard patch. Or actually rather large mustard patch. Some of the Leaves are 2 or 3x as big as my hand. Want some? You get a free bag with the Purchase of any bunny. ;)
Here is a picture of Elise's baby bunnies. They are 3 weeks old now! Adorable as ever. Lisette had a nice healthy litter of 6 on October 15th. Pictures will come soon! She is so far being a great momma, her babies are all very nice.
Well, Thank you for stopping by! I've had a lovely week (minus several dentist appts), and my bunnies keep me busy every day. Oh, and DO NOT forget to leave the meaning of the name Cicily in the comments. And NO looking it up on Google. ;) I'll bet you don't know. Most people would dub it Italian, even I could understand that one, but nope, that isn't it either. I think with some contribution this could be fun!
Meet Jinger!! She is my new little Fawn doe, all the way from Central AR!!! She is just stunning, and has the cutest most curious little personality ever. Jinger is about 5 months old, and is quickly becoming everybody's new favorite bunny. Even Noah, the 3 year old, calls her his big fluffy bunny, and Jinger spends much time in the house with the family. She is getting to be quite spoiled, and everyone adores her.
**Those pumpkins are miniature, she is not larger than a normal pumpkin! ;)**
Lady Cora, My new Blue doe.
This is my other new little doe, Cora, she is also from Central AR. She is about 18 months old, and her coat is already sheared. I'll be updating a picture of her as soon as she grows it all back! She is a Blue/Lilac color, (I haven't decided which yet, it is SO hard to tell!).
It this photo (Right) she almost looks chocolate, but she isn't!
Announcing Mr. Robin Ridge Butterscotch!!! He is my new Tortoise Shell buck, all the way from Branson MO! He is just darling, I call him my Butterball for short. He is quickly becoming acquainted with all of my little does, and seems to enjoy his new company. He does need badly shorn (I need to shear his wool like I did with Angel) soon, and I'll be working on it hopefully this week. We've been terribly (or should I say joyfully?) busy canning up over 800 lbs. of Apples this week, thus he is still waiting to be "barbered".
Cupcake and Angel
Who could forget my darling Angel??? In this photo she is posing with Cupcake, my little Grey Dutch doe, for her formal Fall picture. Cupcake keeps us (Mary Grace and I) on our toes, as she is my most curious, fiesty (but not in a mean way), precocious little rabbit I have. My word! It took me (and Mary) 15 minutes to catch her 3 seconds after this photo was taken. Of course Angel lived up to her name by being so patient throughout the ordeal!
From Left to Right, Jinger, Amy, and Julianne. So precious!
Julianne and sweet little Amy, these girls are like sisters!
No more pictures! Run! Julianne is in the front making the heroic dash, Jinger and Butterball behind her.
Julianne gave me such a scare this week. She is only 4 months old, and was not supposed to be bred, but on Monday morning, she went into labor. She labored, bleeding, all through through the night until Tuesday morning. At about 11 am, she passed two large (very large) stillborn babies. I called her original breeder, asking when she was exposed to a buck, and it turned out to be her cream littermate (buck) that did the horrible deed at 13 weeks. Both the breeder and I were surprised, as normally a buck of 13 weeks should not be able to breed a doe of the same age. But, lesson learned, they most certainly can. I'm so thankful Julianne is okay now, I was really scared I was going to lose her. Her and Amy are best friends, and they love to be together.
Jinger loves to pose for the camera!
Elise's babies are about 2 weeks old now, their eyes just opened. Sweet little guys, I can't tell if they are boy or girls yet, but I should be able to soon! I love having a nestbox of 6 blue babies! :)
Only 2 weeks old! Already has the ideal perfect body pose! These little ones will do great in show!
Tiny Blue bunny...
Robin Ridge Butterscotch
So these is a happy little October update for you! I have still more Angora's expected in November-December, and I'm getting some lovely little chocolate Dutch this month too. I hope to breed Angel and Cora here this week, and I'll be hoping for some November babies! Thanks so much for stopping by, and please, Please, PLEASE, leave me a comment!!!
It is the second day of October, and Fall is in the air. I am excited to announce the arrivals of some gorgeous new English Angora's! All three of these new sweeties are "Fresh from Texas". They came up last week from the Dallas/Fort worth area, and are really neat rabbits. They have gorgeous wool, and although their bangs are chewed short, (I bought them that way, I got a very small discount since their bangs are chewed, but they are already growing back) they still are absolutely stunning. Pictured left is the buck, He supposed to be Cream, but I think he looks Fawn. I'm still deciding, either way he is handsome. I'm planning on breeding him to my darling Angel this week!
My new Cream doe, Julianne
This is the Cream doe, Julianne. She is 5 months old, and is ready to be bred. English Angora's mature younger than Dutch do (my Dutch mature at about 8 months) and since this doe is already lifting and "flexing" to be bred, I'm planning on breeding her this week to Fitzgerald as well. She also has her bangs chewed, but you won't be able to tell that in a month or so. Her ear furnishings aren't what they should, (comparing to Angel and Fitzgerald) but I think with a good buck, her babies should look lovely. I love the Creams, Tortoiseshells and Fawns in the English Angora's. I delight in the BEW's, and the REW's and Blues are gorgeous too! I like to describe the Cream as being a light Almond color.
This is Amy. She is a REW doe, and she is the cutest thing e.v.e.r. Angel is still my favorite, but I'd say this little girl is my second favorite. She too is from Texas, and is about 3 months old. I perfectly adore her, she is like a miniature Angel. I won't breed her until December at least, if not January.
So these are my new English Angora's. I still have two more on their way up from AR and they will be announced as soon as they arrive! They are both does, one is a Blue and the other is a stunning Fawn.
& little Maid Amy
And of course we are here to welcome Elise's litter of 6 blues!! I can tell that 2 are girls for sure, I'm still waiting to see what the others will be. I love litters of blues, they are extra fun to photograph. Elise is being such a good momma, I'm happy to see how caring she is. These are the first of Hornblower's babies I've seen yet, and I'm very pleased. : ) All of these guys are marked well and already have developed beautiful baby coats, at only 5 days old!! If you are wanting one, please let me know, several are already spoken for.
Can't forget a picture of Momma Elise!
The friend that picked my 3 new English Angora's up from TX for me, happened to have some free kittens. This is the first time we've had a cat in over 2 years, because our dogs hate cats, and I'm not a cat lover either (sorry!). But Emma is such a pretty, sweet little thing, that the dogs are actually leaving her alone, and I don't mind her as long as she stays out of trouble.
My junior Doe Cupcake is turning out very nicely. I hope to show her in 2014, and I think she holds promise on the show table. She is a pedigreed Bergene, her mother was an exceptional rabbit, and I'm thrilled that I have have a baby of her to keep. (her mother hemorrhaged recently and didn't make it)
And what is a blog post without a picture of my Angel. She just gets prettier every day. She is like a puppy in personality too!
So there is a lovely blog update for you! I'll be adding some more fun breeding stock before November, including a chocolate Dutch pair, and 2 more English Angora does. Watch for more updates! In the meantime, please read my bunny policy as I have updated it, and also enjoy the new setup. I felt ready for a change, and I'll soon be changing the website name as well, due to my English Angora's. Since they are pedigreed, I have to put a specific name on the pedigree, and Bungalow of bunnies is too long. So, More changes to come! :) Thanks for stopping By! ~Anna
Welcome! I'm Anna, and I raise Dutch and English Angora rabbits. I love staging photoshoots and I use the blog as a way for you to get a glimpse of the adorable bunnies I cherish. I try to post on my "bunny blog" at least once a month, so check back for updates! Also check out my facebook page in the top right hand corner of my site. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the pictures!