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My new bunny

Discussion in 'Everything Else Rabbits' started by leeta84, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Jun 7, 2019
    leeta84

    leeta84 Chillin' with the herd

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    Hey all. I can finally post this.
    I got my first English Angora rabbit on May 30th. Two days earlier then expected but awesome as it was my birthday :D

    Here are a few pics. She Came with the name Piper and I'm kinda loving it but not sure I'm feeling it any suggestions?

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  2. Jun 7, 2019
    AmberLops

    AmberLops True BYH Addict

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    Oooh! Congrats!!
    I was actually just thinking about you and wondering if you got them yet!
    Is she a Chocolate Tort? Gorgeous! :)
    I love the name Piper...I had a doe named Piper and I loved her to pieces.
    My current does names are:
    Jessie, Skyler, Ronnie, Aggie, Phoebe, Maybelle, Sammy Jo, Betty Sue, Sydney, Celia, Beatrice, Luna, Emma, Milly, Maude, Cameron, Lima, Mascha, Suva, Aspen, Ula, Violet, Paris, Ui (pronounced oo-ie), and Wahine.
    If you want to steal some of my names feel free ;)
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2019
    JHP Homestead

    JHP Homestead Loving the herd life

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    I don’t have any name suggestions, but just wanted to say she is ADORABLE!
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2019
    leeta84

    leeta84 Chillin' with the herd

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    I really don't know what color she is. She is basically the same color all over. Her little nose and ears or a tinge darker sometimes but over all she's just a cream color.
    Here is here bottom side.
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  5. Jun 11, 2019
    AmberLops

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    She's a chocolate tort ;)
     
  6. Jun 11, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Did you decide on a name for her yet? :)
     
  7. Jun 17, 2019
    leeta84

    leeta84 Chillin' with the herd

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    I think its just gonna remain Piper :D
    I just found out last night that I shouldn't breed her to the male I have coming on the 30th either. Like It's not recommended.

    She said that its not recommended to breed a tort to a tri or harli cuz it ends up torting their markings (no clue what that means).
    She said I should breed her to another Tort or a Self for best results.
    I was just starting to think I understood and now I feel like I'm back to square one >_<;
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Aw i'm sorry!
    Torting the markings just means that it 'muddies' them and makes the colors run together.
    Are you going to sell him and get a new buck then? Or keep him for fiber and look for another breeding buck?
     
  9. Jun 18, 2019
    leeta84

    leeta84 Chillin' with the herd

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    I'm not sure what to do. I do like the buck I'm getting so I'll probably keep him for fiber. That is what I wanted to do from the beginning (get fiber).
    I don't know if I should look for another buck to breed to her and a new doe to breed to him later? Or fix him and just use him for fiber... It all costs money after all.

    I think I have to breed her before a certain point right? I've heard their hip bones fuse if you don't but I thought that was just Guinea pigs. o_O
     
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  10. Jun 18, 2019
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    That's too bad...you could always sell him and buy a different buck...then you save some money that way right?

    And yes you should breed her before she turns 1 year old. Their hips do fuse but I've seen a few does that were just over a year and they had litters no problem. But I would rather play it safe and breed her around 8 months :)
    Or whenever she wants to breed! How old is she?