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My new addition is a Japanese Harlequin Mini Rex doe (A_B_C_D_ej_) which carries the (ej) gene. This is the doe I’m going to use to start my Tri colored Mini Rex program. Harlequin isn’t a showable color with the Mini Rex, but, the broken version is what will give me my Tri colored rabbits.
While learning some of this genetic stuff I gather the Harlequin is considered a solid colored rabbit (enen) so I would have to breed my Harlequin doe to a broken buck (Enen) to produce the broken pattern for Tri colored rabbits. I’ve also read that the (ej) is a brindling gene that causes Tri and Harlequin is incompletely dominant and does mess up other colors. It’s the (eje) genotype rabbits that are self based and are considered torted while the Agouti based (eje) rabbits are not torted – that’s how I understand it.
So, I will have to keep my Harlequin and Tri project seperate from my other Mini Rex line. I also read that Harlequin and Tri have the same genetic code (A_B_C_D_ej_) BUT Harlequin is solid color (enen) and Tri is broken (Enen).
All I need now is a broken (Enen) or nice charlie marked tri colored (EnEn) mini rex buck. I have a broken tort doe but no broken bucks. A charlie would be nice because a charlie is the most dominant gene for broken and a solid is the most recessive. Normal broken pattern carries both genes (En & en) = (Enen)
Solid (enen) x Solid (enen) = 100% Solid (enen)
Charlie (EnEn) x Charlie (EnEn) = 100% Charlie (EnEn)
Broken (Enen) x Broken (Enen) = Charlie’s (EnEn) – Brokens (Enen) – Solids (enen)
Broken (Enen) x Solid (enen) = Broken’s (Enen) – Solids (enen)
Charlie (EnEn) x Solid (enen) = 100% broken (Enen)
This is a kit from the very first litter of my Breeding Project. I believe a male, but because I’m new to all this rabbit stuff – I could be wrong. I’m pretty sure Jade is a male though.
John (Black Otter) x Jill (Black Tort) = Jade aaB-C-D-Ee carries the rex gene.
This baby is friendly, used to being handled, not afraid of a dog or cat and loves to sit with us on the sofa. This baby bunny loves his people and knows the litterbox.
This bunny is listed on my For Sale page.