Silly (Harlequin) x Fudge (broken Chocolate) Mini Rex Litter D

Mini Rex Silly and Fudge’s litter is growing up nice. I think the one REW (only buck in the litter) is the nicest home bred yet !!

I’m keeping that one for the National Convention. The Castor has Harli marking on her belly – not showable. But I’m keeping her because of her small ears for my broken Tri program.

The broken Chocolate doe doesn’t have a butterfly – darn it !!! So not showable.

Mini Rex Bunnies

Mini Rex Bunnies

Mini Rex Bunnies

Mini Rex Bunnies

 

 

 

 

John X Splash (Litter B)

This will be my “B” litter beings CupCake X Jack’s litter was my “A” litter.

Today was their first day out of the nest box and away from mom. They did very well.

I took pictures and a quick video when I returned them to mom. They didn’t want to stay in the next box at first – they wanted to meet my dog and hang out with mom in the cage area. I thought that was cute.

I’m not sure if this here broken is a broken black Otter or not. I will need to get a confirmation on that. The two that look like John are black Otter although one is better marked than the other. The one with better markings is the only male and looks exactly like John. Although I hope this baby doesn’t have John’s scattered white hairs. ;o) John has a fault with his scattered white hairs on his body.

How do they look ? So darling I think !!! This is my second successful litter.

Bunny One – my first broken bunny !! I need to ask someone if I can show this one. She has a little white slit down her nose butterfly .. not sure if that’s a DQ  or not. She also has some white going about 1/4 up her ears .. The SOP says full butterfly/color on ears  – I need to get a professional opinion. If these are just a fault I’d like to show her.

Rex Rabbit

This is the mark  on her butterfly.  ???

Rex Rabbit

Bunny Two – this one doesn’t have the distinct tan triangle on the back of her neck – but it’s there. I hope it gets more pronounced as she grows up. She is also the smallest bunny of the 3.

Rex Rabbit

Bunny Three – This one here has funky looking eye markings. But looks the most like John and has a distinct tan triangle on the back of his neck.

Rex Rabbit

Fun Pictures ;o)

Rex Rabbits

Rex Rabbits

 

Update: CupCake x Jack bunnies at 14 weeks old

They are 14 weeks old now. 1 boy and 5 girls.     ;o)

Achim (MKA1)

April (MKA5)

Avi (MKAH)

Africa (MKA6)

Anon (MKA2)

Asia (MKA3)

My New Rabbit Show Cage

Thanks to my little brother Daniel – this is what my new Rabbit Show Cage looks like. Thanks Daniel !!

My brother has a graphic design business and he agreed to customize my Show Cage. I left him do the design – and I love it !!!

So if you would like your Rabbit Show Cages customized let me know your contact information and I’ll have him contact you directly.

How does it look ?

Kirst Rabbitry

Kirst Rabbitry

 

Naming and Tattooing CupCakes Babies at 14 weeks old

The babies are growing up nice !! They are 14 weeks old now and soo darling !!

I have decided to name all in this litter with the letter “A” – I figure keep it simple with my tattoo series – that way whenever so and so is refered to I know exactly which bunny is in question.

Beings there are 5 girls and 1 boy – I named the boy Achim (MKA1).  Ha Ha

The girls names are:

Anon (MKA2)

Asia (MKA3)

Avi (MKAH) – H because I messed up the 4

April (MKA5) – here the 5 kinda looks like a S

Africa (MKA6)

Anon, Asia and Avi I plan to show. I think Anon has the nicest color also the nicest furred bunny. That’s just my opinion.

April’s Tattoo

 

 

CupCake x Jack Mini Rex Bunnies 8 weeks old

The Mini Rex baby bunnies are 8 weeks old and are successfully weaned from mom. I’ve determined there are 5 female and one male. The Cream colored bunny being the only male.

Not sure on the colors though (if you know for sure please leave a comment) they seem to keep changing as they get older. For the most part the cream, opal and red are staying the same .. it’s the other 3 that go threw color changes. I was told that’s the Agouti genes – you never know the final color till they molt their first coat around 5 – 8 months.

Here they are … whatcha think ?

CupCake x Jack 8 weeks old

 

Female Mini Rex

Female Mini Rex

Female Mini Rex

 

Male Mini Rex

 

Female Mini Rex

Female Mini Rex

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Understanding Punnett Squares (Opal x Castor)

This is Jack and CupCake.

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And these are their kits at 2 days old. I’m taking a guess I see castor, lilac, and chocolate based kits. Some are self and some have pattern. I am honestly in hopes that one in the right picture all the way to the left is a red. Keeping fingers crossed.  😀

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Here is the Punnett Square for the kits I made with Jack and CupCakes genotype based on the phenotype alone. I think this is the correct way to present a punnett square.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Yi52bAX9lc4/ULkgCGs5UwI/AAAAAAAABjk/qeBQTyJKBN8/s606/litter2punnett.JPG

Ok that posted. Here goes. Ha.

This is how I understand the Letter gene series.

The A gene can only be 3 things – agouti “A”, tan “at” or self “aa”.

CupCake and Jack both have one “A” in their phenotype, the other gene is unknown – but now I have kits from them so here goes.  😯 So if one of the babies is all brown (chocolate) or a self, that would mean both CupCake and Jack need to have each contributed the “a” gene. Is this right ?

Ok, now if at least one of the kits is a self chocolate or solid color (for example) – both CupCake and Jack contributed the “a” gene meaning on the punnett square I can change both CupCake and Jacks phenotype to “Aa”. That’s how I understand it.

On to the B series. “B” black and “b” brown (chocolate) – dilute of black is blue and dilute of brown (chocolate) is lilac. Ok same thing here – if one of the kits from CupCake and Jack is brown (chocolate) then each parent had to contribute the “b” gene. This means I can change both CupCake and Jacks phenotype on the punnett square to “Bb”. That’s how I understand it.

Now the C gene, this letter series is complicated but I think I know the basics. Correct me if I’m wrong. The C series is responsible for full colors. I know CupCake and Jack are not “c” meaning REW (ruby eyed white) so no “c” in the phenotype. Also none of the kits are REW so I think it’s safe to say no “c” gene. At least so far with one breeding. Not sure what to put on the punnett square other than one “C” for both CupCake and Jack. I’m leaning toward C(chd) but I don’t know enough yet so I leave the C location alone for now.

Ok the D series is density and dilution of color. “D” dense, “dd” dilute and “Dd” dense carrying dilute. Simple enough. So if one of CupCake and Jacks kits is a lilac that means each parent contributed a “d” gene. Meaning I can change both Jack and CupCake to “Dd” on the punnett square.

And finally the E series which is responsible for extension or non-extension of color down the hair shaft. There is a whole slew of them but I figure process of elimination here. “EE” full extension of color, “ee” non extension of color, “Ee” extension carrying non extension and “enen” solid color. At this point I don’t think any of the other genes in this letter series apply – but I dunno and I’m not quite sure how “enen” fits in either with the solid color. If someone could explain that would be great.  :geek:

— about this E series – I think because I see a possible red (not sure of that either) I assume I can change both Jack and CupCakes punnett square to “Ee” ? and tag onto that “en” because the possible chocolate, lilac and red appear one color – so there would have to be a solid color gene in there somewhere. Still learning all this though.  😉

So here is the new punnett square – with what I think looking at the kits. What do you think ? Corrections ?

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-592MYMQH0J8/ULk8jwqNajI/AAAAAAAABj0/VUS_khzRDCg/s647/litter2punnet2.JPG

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