Saturday, May 31, 2008


Well, its been almost a month since I have had time to blog, and its been over 2.5 months since I updated the M an' M Rabbitry website. So after 5 people e-mailing me to see if animals that were on my for sale page were still available I decided that I really needed to update the site.

Over the last couple of days in my little, but worthwhile free time I managed to take some pictures of new seniors, juniors and nestbox kits. Then last night I went for it and stayed up till 2:30am making the necessary updates! It took a while, but it looks great now!

Make sure and stop by the site and check out the adorable nestbox kits, and M an' M Rabbitry's upcoming juniors. They are going to be some very competitive animals in a few weeks!

As for shows. YEP, Karli and I have been attending quite a few! After Monroe, WA on May 3rd, was Astoria, OR May 10th, and then Bremerton, WA May 17th, and then Portland, OR May 24th. So non-stop showing in May!

The buns did well at all the shows, but animals that are moulting and juinors just can't compete with those lovely senior animals! Even so M an' M Rabbitry managed to pull out a couple wins.

At the WPSRCC's show in Bremerton, WA on May 17th, it was extremely hot! The buns were a little toasty, but still put their show spirits on.

At the Open A show M an' M's Melodrama got his 4th leg for BOB and in the Open B show, M an' M's Bebop got his 4th leg too!

M an' M's Bebop
BOB Open B at WPSRCC in Bremerton, WA May 17th

M an' M's Melodrama
BOB Open A at WPSRCC in Bremerton, WA May 17th

M an' M's Queen of Cartoons also got some very good comments from Cindy Wickizer, so she is going to be sticking around for a bit longer to see how she matures.

Buns have been producing! YEA! I have a very cute little standard chinchilla buck from Hutchin's 051 X DC's Zel combo that I am keeping. M an' M's Popstar is his name! He can be seen on the Standard Chinchilla Juniors page on the website.

There are also a ton of Jersey Wooly kits in the nest boxes too! The nestbox page has all the current numbers and litters, with some pics of the older kits.

One of the most anticipated litters was M an' M's Ashlind's litter. She kindled May 29th, and had 1 Blue Otter, 1 Black and one REW. The litter was Sired by M an' M's Zane, so lets hope they are all pretty cute!

The next show on the list is Oregon State Convention, a wonderful triple show that Karli and I will be going to for the first time this coming weekend June 7th and 8th.

The other show that we will be attending in June is the Washington State Convention June 21st and 22nd. So another awesome show, that will be TONS of fun!

I hope that M an' M Rabbits do well at both state conventions, but most animals are moulting or in breeding, so some of the best animals are out of commission. Oh well, these upcoming juniors are pretty cute though!

Overall, its been a super busy time, and once college is out for the summer, June 13th, I will have tons more time to devote to the buns and showing!

Until then,



Monday, May 5, 2008

A few wins at Monroe, and a few *NEW* additons

So the Northwest Rabbit Breeder' s show at Monroe, this weekend was a lot of fun, but super tiring.

Karli was supposed to go with me, but she got sick, and Tawnee was supposed to go with me also and she also got sick, so I went to monroe along. Not like I haven't done that before...LOL...

But because no one went with me, I ended up showing everyone's buns! In addition to having Leslie look at some of Karlis animals, I had to show her 6 fuzzies in both shows, 12 jersey woolies in both shows and then my chin in both shows. wasn't so bad except for the fact that I had to write for all of the 3 breeds at each show! Yeah a mighty busy day I must admit. Also in addition to the showing I had to pick up both Karli's and my orders at Woody's Wabbits, and try to figure out how it was all going to fit in the vehicle!

Anyways, so it was great seeing a lot of good friends again. The wooly numbers weren't that high this time. Kendal was off showing at Silver Marten Nationals in CA, so he wasn't there and there were no youth breeders either! The only woolies that were there were the woolies that carpooled with me. Since I took a self sr doe of Alicia and Alivia's, a agouti sr buck of Tawnee's and a tan pattern sr buck of Alex's along for the ride. So at least there was enough exhibitors for Best of Breed to get a leg. There were 12 woolies each show.

Anyways, here are the results:

Best of Breed Show B: Leapin's Eclipse
Self Sr Buck
Yea! Finally that 3rd Leg! Granding Time!

*CINDY WICKIZER even commented that he would have done very well at Jersey Wooly Nationals this year with his current coat! (Cindy was one of the judges at 2008 Nationals)*

Best of Breed Show A: M an' M's Zane
Tan Pattern Sr Buck
9th Leg! Yea!

As for chins, sadly Margaret did not enter, so it was just me and Liz for show A and just me for show B. I only entered one chin, M an' M's Zoli, but she took Best of Breed in show A out of 10 chins! Hopefully we will have more competition at Astoria, OR, this coming weekend, since I know Scott might bring a few.

Anyways, I also took a couple other pictures today of juniors that are growing up nice. Here is one that is looking super promising!

M an' M's Queen of Cartoons
Black Otter Junior Doe
I am super short on space, so she is For Sale, just because I have so many juniors I need to wean soon!

She has a really nice coat...for a 9 week I just had to take a picture of it!

Also, as for NEW ADDITIONS:

FT's Canadian Mist X M an' M's Melodrama Kindled May 3rd, 2 Smoke Pearl Marten Kits!

DC's DC1 X DC's Zel Kindled May 3rd, 6 kits, 1 DOA and 5 happy and healthy chin babies!

Due May 5th, is M an' M's Coconut, and Bunnies in the Box's Sophie, so those are two highly anticipated litters!

Anyways, entries for Astoria, OR show get e-mailed in tomorrow, so I will post who all is going and if any more does kindle!

Until Tomorrow,


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nesting, and More Nesting...a GOOD Sign!

I have been so busy lately that I just haven't had the time to clean out my nestboxes from the last litters to give to the does who are due this coming weekend. So when I did today the girls went straight to work. All 4 of the does due May 3rd and 5th, began nesting immediately. A good sign that they are all pregnant! YEA! More babies are on the way and I just can't wait!

So heres a reminder list of the does that are due:

May 3rd:

FT's Canadian Mist X M an' M's Melodrama

DC's DC1 X DC's Zel (Possibly more standard chinchilla babies! YEA!)

May 5th:

M an' M's Coconut X M an' M's Zane (She is even pulling hair already!)

Bunnies in the Box's Sophie X M an' M's Melodrama

So by early next week there should be tons more babies in the barn, I am so excited!

Until Kindling News occurs,