John, Jack and Jill.
I got the camera out yesterday morning and took some snap shots of my rabbits. I like to get them out of their hutches and on the table for some grooming time every week.
Since my last posting I bought 3 more rabbits Jill, Jack and Jean. Jean is the newest. I bought Jean from my boss’s son. Jill and Jack I bought at an auction a few towns south of me.
The rabbits I need for my color breeding project was recommended to me by Disney on the Rabbit Talk Forum I’m a member of .. although Jack was too cute to pass up when he moved past me on the auction line. Ha Ha
These are the colors suggested to me by Disney : Rex or Mini Rex
Red (non – extention)
Broken Harlequin (tri-color)
He also mentioned a Charlie would be useful. Jean is the Charlie.
By the looks of things these rabbits are hard to find around here with Rex fur. I do have an appointment with a Rex breeder this weekend to purchase a Broken Tort doe and a Black doe both bred to a Harlequin buck. Will see how that goes and what else she has.
Genotype = what genes the rabbit actually has or “alleles”
Phenotype = what does the genotype make the rabbit LOOK like.
So far I have these phenotypes (what the rabbit LOOKS like) for my future color breeding program.
John (Standard Rex) Black Otter at_B_C_D_E_
John Standard Rex Black Otter
Jack (Mini Rex) Opal A_B_C_ddE_
Jack Mini Rex Opal
Jill (Cinnamon) A_bbC_D_E_ (Black Tort) aaB_C_D_ee
Jill Cinnamon or Black Tort ?
Jean (Charlie) En En
Jean Charlie Rabbit
Jean Charlie Rabbit Spots
I’m all new to this color ID, genotypes and phenotypes so if you see I made a mistake please correct me or I will continue with what I currently know. Untill I get smarter and correct myself. Ha Ha
I love my rabbits they are all so darling, I can’t wait till my son and I can go to the shows with our own rabbits .. that’s a long ways away though I must document everything for the next 4 generation with all of these rabbits in order to register them with pedigrees. YAY !!