Sunday, January 25, 2009

Upcomming Juniors! Jersey Woolies and Standard Chinchillas.

Well. There are quite a few kits in the barn!

I was able to get out and take a couple pics of them. They are looking really nice, and are very promising show prospects. This is only a small selection, as there are a few more animals that just need to grow up.

Standard Chinchilla Juniors:

M an' M's Lazelle
Standard Chinchilla JR Doe
M an' M's Popstar X AT8
A very nice topline on this girl! She still has some growing to do though...
Jersey Wooly Juniors:

M an' M's
Pointed JR Buck
RollingHill's MacKay X Erb's Spencer
This little guy is sooo cute! I hope he continues to mautre nicely!

M an' M's
Siamese Sable JR Doe
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper
Another cute little kit!

M an' M's
Lilac JR Buck
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper
Another cutie!

M an' M's/LBT's Pogo
M an' M's Fruit Loop X M an' M's Bebop
A nice doe, with a nice coat. Can't wait to get babies out of her!
These kits are going to be some nice spring show stock, along with some older juniors who are just coming out of their uglies.
So, until I post again,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

So sorry for such a gap in posting!

It has just been crazy around here!
First the snow, then the rain, then life. Ahhhhh! There has just been no time to BLOG!

So lets see where I left off...
Oh yeah, I remember, Mid December, there was hardly any kits in the barn. Well, that sure changed!

We now have several wooly and chin litters, with more babies on the way. Here is a quick list:

Jersey Wooly Litters:

M an' M's Coconut X ERB's Spencer- 3 Pointeds
Rolling Hill's MacKay X ERB's Spencer- 2 Pointeds
M an' M's Frida X RM's Grasshopper- 1 Siamese Sable, 1 Lilac
M an' M's Queen of Cartoons X ERB's Spencer- 1 Pointed, 2 Blacks
M an' M's Star-Struck X M an' M's Zane- 6 kits (many colors)

Standard Chinchilla Litters:

Hutchin's 051 X Wiebensohn's Togo 3 kits
M an' M's Zoli X Wiebensohn's Togo 8 kits

These babies are looking REALLY cute too! I can't wait to see how these kits continue to mature.

Yesterday and today was a major barn cleaning. It was long overdue due to the freezing temps, then the snow and then the rain, rain and more rain.

Here are some pics of the winter storm that stayed for almost 2 weeks. Longer than any other snow storm for the past 15 years.

The kindling does condo inside the house during the crazy COLD storm


Screen door to barn, under the snow

The perfect tree with snow...

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Down the driveway...untouched snow...

Melting snow down our street

Anyways, the jersey wooly juniors that I chose to grow out are looking really nice. They should be in nice junior show coats for March shows.
Chins are also developing nicely. A litter out of AT8 and Popstar are growing and I can't wait for them to get in their junior coats.

By the way, I haven't mentioned the New Zelands Whites yet!

Well, they are a little side project that I am playing around with, but so far we haven't had a whole lot of sucess getting litters. 2 litters have been born, but one doe smothered hers and the other doe didn't feed hers. So hopefully February will be a better month for NZW kits.
I haven't decided to add them to the rabbitry yet. What I mean by this is I am not going to be adding the NZWs to the website or any other M an' M Rabbitry Documents (pedigrees, etc.), untill I see if they are really something that I want to devote cage space to.

Its been a good month + since the last show I have attended. It was a well worth it break to let the buns hang out for a while, and Me! But now I am ready for a show. The next show I will be attending will be in Saint Helens, OR on Jan 31st. It was an awesome turn out for woolies last year. So I can only hope that it will be the same with almost 60 animals in the breed.

Well, hopefully a little later this week, I can take some pictures of the upcoming juniors. They are looking pretty dang cute!

So until I post again,