Welcome to the rabbitry.... we are rabbit fanciers of both the Dwarf Hotot and the New Zealand. The rabbitry was originally started in 2008 with the "only one rabbit" for a 4-H project for our grandson. Tanzy was a broken black Polish. She has since been retired and the "queen"
of our barn. Tanzy had lived a long life in our rabbitry, sadly she passed away on December 10, 2014 just 2 months before her 9th birthday.
After a few shows, enjoying our "family time" together and the people
that we've met, our rabbitry was born. We established and registered
MOE's Rabbitry with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA)
in January 2010. Along with our family memberships in ARBA, ADHRC
(American Dwarf Hotot Rabbit Club), QSADHC (Quad State Area Dwarf
Hotot Club and the NVRBA (Northern Virginia Rabbit Breeders Assoc.).
As the saying goes "multiplying like rabbits", Andrew's single hole 4-H
rabbit project has now become an approximate 120+ hole rabbitry barn.
With our grandson growing up, moving on in life and establishing a barn
in his own right.
We added our first set of Dwarf Hotots from the 2010 PaSRBA Convention from Beth Collins (Family Pride Rabbitry), of Tara, ON Canada. With additional does from Marilyn Miller (The Hills Rabbitry), Makenzie Kline (Kenzie's Dwarf hotots), Chris DeGasperi (Rockin C Mini Rex), and Joyce Holton (Good Hope Rabbitry).
Since that day in early February 2010, the rabbitry has made giant leaps of
accomplishments. Some of which are rabbits obtaining their "certificates of
registery" and some even obtaining their registered grand champion certificates
According to the Standard of Perfection, the definition of the Dwarf Hotot is ... the body should be short, compact, and well rounded. Somewhat to that of a small soccer ball. The head should be bold, with good width between the eyes. Muzzle should be well filled and round in all directions. Ideally the head should be attached to the body with no visible neck. Ears should be short, well furred, and of good substance. They should be balanced with the body. They should sit erect and well set. They should also be slightly rounded at the tips and balance with the head and body. Their length not to exceed 2 3/4 inches. Their eyebands should be about the thickness or width of two stacked pennies.
Our Rabbitry's first New Zealands came from Karen Calahan (Karen's Rabbitry from the Eastern Shore of MD) and Richard & Brenda Godfrey (Godfrey's Rabbits from PA).
According to the Standard of Perfection, the definition of the Flemish Giant is... the body should crate an impression of balance and uniformity in the mind. The animal must exemplify meat producing qualities. It is to have well rounded hips, well filled loin, and ribs carrying forward to combine with shoulders that balance with the rest of the body. The shoulders should blend smoothly into the midsection, and the midsection should blend smoothly into the hindquarters. The body should be of medium length, with good depth. when viewed from the side, the top body-line should start immediately at the base of the ears and rise in a continuous curve to the high point over the center of the hips and then fall in a smooth curve downward to the base of the tail. when viewed from above, the sides should taper slightly from hindquarters toward the shoulders. Te hindquarters are to be broad, smooth, well filled with firm flesh, and with the lower sides of the hips well developed. The midsection is to be broad, firm, meaty, and carry as much flesh as possible on both sides of the spine. The shoulders are to be well developed, with good depth and width.The head is to be full, with well filled face and jaws, presenting a slight curvature between the eyes and nose. The size of the head should balance and conform with the body and be more massive in bucks than does. It should be set closely on the shoulders, with the neck as short as possible. Ears are to be medium thick, well shaped, in proportion to head and body, and with well rounded tips. They should be well set on the head, with a good heavy ear base, and carried erect.
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