OH the best laid plans of mice and men... and rabbits! I thought I would be smart, we got a new buck and I wanted to breed him before the summer oklahoma heat came on. After years of experiance in bringing stock into Oklahoma just before summer, we have learned- breed before summer hits just in case they won't aclimatize. WE DO keep our barns cooled with swamp coolers- but sometimes after a move from further North a rabbit will just never "thrive" here. So I chose a doe that has had past problems and just in case- another first time doe out of good mothering lines to help pick up the slack in case I had to foster the kits from my "problem child" Alice. I bred them both to the same day to the same buck, thinking I would have a fairly small litter size doing so. HA! The girls surprized me. Alice whose last litter was 2- gave birth to 5 and Clotho, my first time mom gave birth to 10 babies. For a compact breed like the English Angora that seemed to me she overdid things a bit. AND WAIT- she was supposed to be my backup plan in case I needed to foster kits. At that rate there was no way she would be able to take on more babies! So both does got an extra bowl for their milk making food (bran flakes, barley and calf manna), both does got extra big crocks for water (they will need to make more milk so will need easier access to water) and they are both pretty much getting free choice pellets. I did move two of Clotho's over to Alice's litter after Alice's babies started looking nice and plump a day and a half later. That makes 8 for Clotho to raise and 7 for Alice. It also turns me into a bunny slave for the next 6-7 weeks. Wish me luck in my new full time job!
This is Typhon and Sonya. They are both English Angoras and look very similar in color. IN fact they ARE very similar in color- one little letter pair in their genetic makeup make them different. Typhon (on the left) is an opal which is A? B? C? dd E? and Sonya on the right is a Chestnut whose genetic makeup would look something like this A? B? C? D? E? . We are working toward making a series of linked pages to help you figure out what color your rabbit is- BUT it is going to take some time to do it properly. IN the meantime let us offer you little "bites" of our knowledge and as we manage to get more and more up we will organize it in a more cohesive manner. What color is my rabbit
My name is Marna, I'm half of Class Act Angoras, my partner in crime is Kathryn. We each have our own barn in our own city, but are pooling our resources to get the best Angoras we can possibly breed. I am a fiber artist, a 4-H leader and a mom.