Monday, December 28, 2020

Rabbits Seeking New Adventures

It's that time of year when we have to let a few of our tried and proven rabbits find new barns and adventures plus we have youngsters looking for new digs. This is a list of what is currently available Feel free to send me a message for more details and photos using the contact form on the blog or by looking us up on Facebook.

English Spot:
1 lilac buck
2 chocolate bucks

Holland Lop:
1 SR broken blue buck
1 older SR black tort buck retired from breeding needs a pet home
I have babies in the nest box who will be ready soon.

Mini Lop:
1 SR seal buck
1 JR chestnut buck
1 young harlequinized chestnut buck
1 young black chinchilla buck
1 chestnut doe
I have babies in the nest box who will be ready soon.

Mini Satin: none at this time. But I have a couple babies in the nest box who will be ready soon.

New Zealand:
1 SR broken black buck super nice registered grand champion and RIS in our last big state fair
1 young black buck
1 young broken black buck
1 super nice proven SR broken black doe 2 legs and a BOSV she can leave when her current babies are weaned
1 SR black doe with a BOV win she can leave when her current babies are weaned
1 SR white doe just got to breeding age
I have a bunch of babies in the nest boxes that will be ready soon.

New Zealand (non-showable): no pedigrees
2 young broken steel bucks
1 young broken steel doe

Saturday, December 26, 2020

11 New Zealand Babies all Growing Up Together

This mama is amazing. Can you imagine raising 11 babies all at the same time? Well our doe Batton's Bubbles is doing an exceptional job. Born on 12-8-20. Sire is our registered grand champion Batton's Duke Frederick. We are looking forward to having some new members of our show team from this litter.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hard Lessons and Loss

Some days are harder than others. The last couple of days have been difficult here at the Bowery. One of our first time English Spot mamas decided she was done raising her three week old babies and weaned them too soon. We have tried everything we know of to help the ten little ones survive with absolutely no luck. We lost the last one this evening. My daughter cried and when asked if she wanted to talk about it she said "Well my prayers were answered mom. I prayed that Heavenly Father would take this little guy home so he wouldn't have to suffer anymore. At least they were all fed and warm and loved when the time came." Raising farm animals teaches you some of the hardest and most valuable life lessons you could ever ask for. And even on the hard days like today I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

I'm Seeing Red and SO Happy

We are excited to announce that our red New Zealand buck Lava and our Chughole Farms doe Amaryllis just had their very first litter of kits. We are disappointed that a couple of them didn't make it. But we still have 5 kits doing well so far. And are looking forward to watching them grow and see their color come in.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Mini Lops and Holland Lops Have Arrived

We are excited to announce the arrival of 2 new litters of kits this morning. Our first litter is from our mini lop doe Chocolate Truffle and our buck Touchstone. Our second litter is from our holland lop doe Autumn and our buck Blue Cheese.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

November Show in Mesquite, TX and Winning Best of Breed

Had a great evening at the ETRBA show in Mesquite, TX Friday and Saturday the 6th and 7th. Our white New Zealand A92 Morning Glory won Best of Breed twice. And the kids had fun hanging out with me and showing their rabbits.  More results will be posted once the reports come in.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Red New Zealands

We are pleased to announce our newest litter of New Zealand reds has arrived. A big thank you to Laura Thomas from Chughole Farms for letting our Sugarberry pair up with your buck. 5 beautiful babies and mama is doing a great job.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Mini Lops Babies Have Arrived

Had our first fall litter of mini lops a few days ago. 5 babies. We are excited for Andi and Touchstone as this is our first litter with broken in it.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Finally Some English Spots Have Arrived

We have more English Spot babies in the rabbitry. Our chocolate doe Marika had a pair and our black doe Blackberry out did herself with 10 and only 1 of them is a sport. We are excited to watch them grow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Our First Fall Babies Are New Zealands

Our first fall babies have arrived and so far they are New Zealands. Tourmaline and Duke had a couple of cuties. Then Periwinkle and Thunderstorm had a nice litter of 7. Not the best photos because they bounce around so much be we are sure enjoying having them in the barn.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Alvarado, TX Show Results Are In

We had a fantastic couple days on Friday and Saturday at the Johnson County RBA & Southwest RBA Triple show in Alvarado, TX. It was so good to see rabbit friends we haven't seen in ages. We visited, we groomed rabbits, we watched the judging and even listened to part of Robinson Crusoe during our drive home. A big thank you to the registrar who helped us register 6 of our herd. And a big thank to the judges and the staff of volunteers that worked so hard to put on the show.

Mini Satin Copper Buck TB32T BOV x3
Mini Satin Otter doe Star BOV x3

Holland Lop doe Tandoori BOSV x3, BOSx2, 2 legs

New Zealand red buck I Lava U BOV, BOS, 1 leg
New Zealand broken red doe Sugarberry BOSV, 1 leg
New Zealand black doe Love Melody BOV
New Zealand red doe Camellia BOSV, 1 leg
New Zealand white doe Morning Glory BOV, 1 leg

English Spot chocolate doe Reese's BOV x2, BOB x2
English Spot blue buck Penn BOVx3, BOS
English Spot lilac buck Gandalf BOV x2, BOS
English Spot lilac doe Plum Pudding BOSV x3

Show legs earned will be announced when the official reports come in and can be confirmed. I never can take notes fast enough to keep up with all the rabbits and judges during the shows. Good, good times. We are looking forward to our next trip coming soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Upcoming Show in Alvarado, TX


We are finally attending another show. It has been months and months since our last chance to do this back in February. So we are excited to be attending the one upcoming next weekend. Our entry forms are in and we will see our fellow breeders in Alvarado soon! Photos are for cuteness. It is my daughter's Mini Lop doe who will be joining us on this trip. Lovingly named Shiitake. Yes like the mushrooms.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Our Holland Lops Are Growing

Finally since today seems to be the day for announcements we are pleased to share that we finally have three litters of Holland Lops that are growing well.

As some know it has been a rough winter and spring for us as we lost several of our rabbits and have been struggling with getting good size litters from our Holland Lops especially.

WH's Kana and LMB's Scott have given us a litter of 3 black torts who are full of energy and doing well. Quietcreek's Peanut Butter and LMB's Scott have given us a litter of 4 black torts that are thriving and will be weaning age in just a couple of weeks. Our very own homegrown doe TB's Enekya and KB Greens' Blue Cheese have give us a litter of 3 with some color: 1 is black, 1 is broken black and 1 is broken black tort.

Treysen is beyond thrilled with his new babies and is hopeful that one of these boys will be ready to step into his father's shoes in a few months as this is LMB's Scott's last litters. We are also looking forward to seeing if any of them will be a part of our fall show team when life gets to be a little more normal and we have a rabbit show to attend.

Monday, April 20, 2020

We Are Raising Mini Satins

I am ready to announce that we have decided to raise Mini Satins. My youngest daughter has expressed an interest in coming to the shows and having her own rabbits. So with the help of a couple of different breeders we have managed to add a couple of does and a couple of bucks to the rabbitry and they now have their first litters on the ground as well. My 6 year old is excited and has fun peeking in on them and helping me with nestbox checks everyday.

Our first litter is out of a blue silver marten doe named Blue Skies and our black otter 5C's Shadow. And our second litter is from our black otter doe 5C's Star and our black silver marten buck TS Gull. The babies are doing great and we are excited to see the different colors coming in as they are getting their fur. Both litters were born on the 10th and should start opening their eyes any day now.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Our New Mini Lops Have Their First Kits

We are excited to announce that Clarissa's new mini lops have delivered their first litters. They were born on the 15th and 18th. Out of our chestnut does TAF's Rainbow and TAF's Wish and the sire is our chestnut buck LV100 who we have named Fuzzy Wuzzy.

The pictures are a little fuzzy as the new additions would not sit still for photos. We are looking forward to watching them grow. Any guesses on what color everyone is going to be?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Champion Foster Mom

Our broken black doe SB's Lena is a champion mom. We weaned her kits a couple weeks early today because I have another doe has asked that her identity be kept anonymous due to self incrimination. And the fact that first timers get to have a second chance at our rabbitry and she will be rebred to try again at some point in the near future, who is a first time mom that is refusing to feed her babies. When we force her to go into the nest for feeding time she hunkers down squashing them and pees all over them. The decision was made to foster the entire litter over to Lena and see how she would take to them.

We rubbed them down with her older kits so they would smell like her own babies and put the nest box in with her. She hopped right in and fed every single one into a milk coma. I honestly think this is the first time in 2 weeks that these babies have had completely full bellies.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

New Babies Who Are Camera Shy

New babies in the rabbitry. I am super pleased to announce that our black new zealand doe Audrey and our soon to be grand champion broken black buck Jasper and now parents to 13 kits. They were all born yesterday. Jasper is my buck that won RIS at the Oklahoma State Fair this past fall, and has 7 legs. He finally got to see the registrar at the Mt. Vernon, MO show last weekend and we are just waiting on the paperwork in the mail. I can't tell you how excited I am to have this litter here. I will post photos soon.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Southwest MO Hare Raisers Show

The girls and I had a great time at the Southwest Mo Hare Raisers show this past Saturday. We drove up with friends and the only drama we had was a flat tire after unloading all the rabbits at the show. It was quickly taken care of with the help of a fellow rabbit enthusiast and gentleman named Don who drove the tire and myself over to the shop next door so we could get it repaired. I am counting my blessings that it happened after we arrived and not during the trip on the freeway.

We also added some new additions to the rabbitry. Since Clarissa has decided to sell all of her Mini Rex and Kyrilene has showed an interest in attending the shows with us we are now the happy owners of 2 pairs of Mini Satins and a trio of chestnut colored Mini Lops. They have been settled into some quarantine space where they get to hang out for a month as we get to know them. A big thank you to Clarissa Brewer, April Chardt and Ashley Bradley for helping us get started with these new breeds.

Finally we were able to register 9 of our rabbits this trip and have sent off for a couple of grand champion certificates. We look forward to those arriving in the mail soon. And Seriah's English Spot buck BAS4 won his first show leg this weekend. It was so much fun to have enough spots and breeders there to have some competition and we really enjoyed meeting everyone. Our next adventure awaits as we move into spring breeding season and set our sights on the Stillwater, OK show at the end of March.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Emergency Night in the Rabbitry

Well, the good news is two of our black New Zealand does are nesting and getting ready to have their babies tonight. The bad news is one of them has delivered two kits on the wire already and I am not sure which one. It could be a long night as I warm kits and sit up in the barn so we don't lose more then the first one born. Prayers these deliveries go well.

Update: it is now the wee hours of Tuesday morning and I figured out who was having babies on the wire. She delivered her first 3 there even though she had a beautiful nest she had been building for days just a hop away. The rest of her kits she finally delivered in her nest box. So I guess there is hope for this mama yet. 13 kits, but only 10 of them made it. We will have to wait and see how they do over the next day or two. Hopefully we won't lose any more and she produces enough milk. Her sister next to her also delivered her kits all in a toasty warm nest box like a good mama. There were eight of them in that litter. I am crossing my fingers that they are done having babies and I am headed to bed for a few hours sleep before the kids need to be up and it's time to feed everyone.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Let the Babies Arrive

Tourmaline's Kits
Periwinkle's Kits

This last month has been a busy one here in the rabbitry. We have babies, babies and more babies. Our next round has started arriving.  Our white New Zealand Periwinkle just had a healthy litter of 5; and our broken black doe Tourmaline's litter was big with 9.  Our Mini Rex tri-color doe Gylfie just had her first litter of 4, our broken black doe Oreo had 5 and our tri-color doe Marshmallow just delivered 5 last night.  Plus our last group of litters are now bouncing around with their eyes open and exploring and being held and loved on by the kids. We are looking forward to seeing who has show team potential and what not.  All of our mini rex will be available once they get to 8 weeks old as we are making plans to raise and show a new rabbit breed.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Mini Rex are Moving Out

My daughter Clarissa has decided to try a new breed and we are moving out our mini rexes to make room. Anyone interested in details please feel free to PM me. This is just one photo of the several that we have available at this time.