Monthly Archives: October 2010

Family Portrait Day

I miss Clark terribly today while spending time in the rabbitry. I really wonder when I will be able to get another just like him. I miss his crown mostly. He has the best crown definition in my opinion. To distract myself from the sadness, I decided to take some photographs.

Have a nice Sunday everybun!

This Fred boy can pose nicely if he wants to. He doesn't do it often but when he did, it was a sight to behold!

Got kinda bored with single bunny photos. I paired them up. From left to right: Kit #2 & Kit #1

From left to right: Kit #3 and #4

The Tort Family

The cute family...

Seem like I am not the only person having photo shoot with my furkids, the Chestnuts had a session with theirs too. Check these out:

Mishu: "What's up?"

Lovebuns

Truffles: "Huh?"

Lovey Dovey...

Thanks for the photos lovebirds!

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What A Pleasant Surprise!

Holland Lops are really nothing but surprises. The recent litters has been nothing but surprises and I am really excited about each and every kit in the nest boxes right now. The latest litter produced by Fred and Sibylla is such a huge surprise for me. I have expected some torts or blacks. One was black so my prediction was right. At first I thought the broken colored kit was a broken tort perhaps a darker tone. As days gone by, it seemed to look like a broken chocolate.

Why is it surprising? That brings us to the “B” gene of color genetics. Again, I turn to my favorite blog by Laurie Stroupe to get a better understanding of this gene http://www.thenaturetrail.com/BGene.htm.

Now let’s look into the history of both Fred and Sibylla.

Sibylla is the offspring of Clark and Holly Hope. Holly Hope is a lilac and Clark is a black tort which does not have any chocolate family member up 4 generations. But by breeding him to a lilac, the offspring are chocolate carrier. Sibylla is a chocolate carrier having the “Bb” gene.

Fred is the offspring of Thunder and Java. There is only a squirrel and a black otter up 4 generations. I am guessing that higher up the family tree, there could have been a “b” introduced. But it really surprises me that Fred is a chocolate carrier.

Thus, I have successfully obtain rabbits in the Chocolate Family through using rabbits from the Black Family. The probability is just too high but I am so lucky to get a little chocolate kit!

 

A pleasant surprise!

 

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Insanely Cute!

These are all the kits that Balian sired. They are so different in many ways. The torts are total out cross while the lilac/blue are produced through line breeding.

Kit #1: Loppin' too soon

Kit #2: Can receive Hitz.fm frequency...

Kit #3: Remind me of Barney, very well balanced overall

Kit #4: Just in betweens

Magique: Extremely Bulldoggish right now. Hope it stays that way. Solid like a tanker!

Mystique, another Balian in the making. Rock solid just like its sibling...

Got too tired posing, gave me this look as sign of protest!

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Round #2 Fight!

2nd week of voting has STARTED!!! For those who have voted, please revisit this link http://apps.facebook.com/freeyourideas/?entry=130 and spread the word using “Post To My Wall” or you can send invitation by clicking “View Entry”. For those who have not voted, please follow this link http://apps.facebook.com/freeyourideas/?entry=130, “Allow App”, click on “LIKE” inside the small little box and proceed to click on “VOTE”. Do share the link with your friends too!

We hope to attend the ARBA Convention 2011 and share our experiences with all our friends back home here in Malaysia.

Get Tru-Luv Rabbitry to ARBA Convention!

On a happy note, here’s some goodness to celebrate:

Road to Clark II

Road to Knee-Yo II

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Happy Melting…

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has voted for my wife and I for the Digi Youths – Free Your Ideas on Facebook. We are still far from our #1 mark and we only have 3 more days left. For those who have voted, please revisit this link http://apps.facebook.com/freeyourideas/?entry=130 and spread the word using “Post To My Wall” or you can send invitation by clicking “View Entry”. For those who have not voted, please follow this link http://apps.facebook.com/freeyourideas/?entry=130, “Allow App”, click on “LIKE” inside the small little box and proceed to click on “VOTE”. Do share the link with your friends too!

We hope to attend the ARBA Convention 2011 and share our experiences with all our friends back home here in Malaysia.

 

Get Tru-Luv Rabbitry to ARBA Convention!

 

We are currently stuck at #12 and it is a pity to give up after coming so far.

I know everyone has been waiting for photos of the cute little kits at Meadow Haven, here they are:

 

Kit #1: Lopin' already

 

 

Kit #2

 

 

Kit #3

 

 

Kit #4: Front

 

 

Kit #4: Side

 

On the other hand, Holly Hope’s kits turned out to be blue now that I can see the color of their eyes clearly. There is no red tint on their eyes so I can confirm that they are blue instead of lilac. They are really cute and this is the first time my wife requested to name a litter. Initially I wanted to name them Toble & Rone. Since they are not lilac, I agreed to allow my wife to name them. She named them Maqique & Mystique (pronounced as Magic & Mystic). I have been warned to keep these 2 – sorry, not for sharing. LOL!

 

Isn't this one cute?!

 

 

The cutest duo ever!

 

 

Magical and Mystical...

 

 

The TV caught their attention - LOL!

 

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Get us to ARBA Convention! (Please REVOTE)

Closing date and time 26th October 2010 at 1900.

UPDATE:

22nd October 2010 12:20 pm – We are #16

22nd October 2010 8:10 am – We are #18

22nd October 2010 12:45 am – We are #24

Please help spread the word, get us to #1 and keep us at #1. Tell all your friends who are on facebook. It is not a virus. http://apps.facebook.com/freeyourideas/?entry=130

I misread the terms and conditions, I have resubmitted entry. Please vote again as we have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks!

Please do me a favor. Please vote for me in this contest so that I will be able to compete at ARBA Convention and make Malaysia proud.

3 simple steps:

1) Add the App on Facebook

2) click LIKE in the small box

3) VOTE

EXTRA STEP – “POST ON MY WALL”

 

Get Tru-Luv Rabbitry to ARBA Convention!

 

Click on image or here.

Thank you in advanced!

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Kits Update

Kit 1: The Helicopter

Kit 2: The Upright

Kit 3: The Balanced

Kit 4: The Laidback

The twins

Solid as bricks

Happy Weekend!

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Toble & Rone Day 25

As you can see, they are kinda blur....

And always dozing off...

zzZZzzz

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Look Familiar?

Wilma’s kits really remind me of her and her 3 siblings. This is the age when they look the cutest.

Kit #1

Kit #2

Kit #3

Kit #4

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Fred @ 9 months

*wink*

Though Fred is really growing up looking like his dad Thunder, I would like to see improvements in certain areas. I have certain preferences and styles that I like to see in my Hollands while adhering to the SOP. Looking at the front shots of him is pretty hard to see what are the improvements needed except for the width of his shoulders and chest being narrow as indicated by how close the front legs are between each other. I would also prefer to see less of the back feet from the front thus, broader chest.

Areas of improvement

Most of us in the corporate world are very familiar with the acronym, KPI – Key Performance Indicator. Although I do not impose such corporate governance unto my rabbits, there are a few things that I hope to improve in future. To improve, I first need to know what I like to see less and things I would like to see more in my rabbits. Looking at the photo above, it would be better that his crown starts from the solid line on top of his head. Right now it is what we call a slipped crown. That is the reason why looking at his front shots, it is hard to see his crown in full bloom. I would like to see more of rounded and thick ears as they are folded here.

His front legs are a little tad longer than desired and the diagonal dotted line indicates where his legs should have stopped growing (LOL!). Due to the reason that his hindquarters are pinched and undercut,  his hind legs seemed to have been pushed way forward. The tip of the his hind feet should be just below his hip as indicated by the line.

I like Fred’s head the most because it is really broad and he has the nicest apple cheeks. So basically, I have just a few more puzzles to put together to get the perfect picture.

Love the head!

Cute little guy!

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