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Sundragon Farms. The saga continues.

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Sundragons, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Jul 20, 2018
    Sundragons

    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    Orange! :) I've seen it also called fawn, but My understanding is fawn is darker tan/brown than this. Dad's pedigree says orange, so we go with orange. :)
     
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  2. Jul 20, 2018
    Sundragons

    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    I should also point out they're Orange vienna marked. Lots of white in places you don't normally see it for oranges. They're from our BEW program herd, so totally expected. The Blue is staying because she's got blue eyes.
     
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  3. Jul 24, 2018
    Sundragons

    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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  4. Jul 29, 2018
    Sundragons

    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    Took some glamour shots of this litter of Netherlands earlier. Supper happy with how they turned out.

    Blue Silver Marten
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    Blue Tort (snowballed)
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    Smoke Pearl Marten
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    This last one I'm not sure of. @Bunnylady what do you think? I know we talked about it being maybe a blue point marten, but it's so light I'm now wondering if it's Lilac Point Marten? It's a possibility with the parents, but I'm just not strong enough with colors to tell between those. Up in the air on it's eyes too. They're a really deep blue-grey color.
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  5. Jul 30, 2018
    Bunnylady

    Bunnylady True BYH Addict

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    Blue is dilute black, lilac is dilute chocolate. Lilac isn't just a lighter shade of blue, it's a pinkish dove-gray instead of blue-gray. You can definitely see that a lilac has chocolate as its base color. Chocolate also lightens the eye color; the eyes of a lilac are also lilac in color.

    I know, I keep repeating myself - baby colors can be weird, and that's especially true of the shaded colors. Shaded is affected by temperature, almost as much as Himi; you get more color when the bun is cooler, less when it's warm. Because it's so warm and snuggly in the nest box, there may not be a lot of pigment going into the hair as it grows in. A lot of the "what the heck is that?!" babies get a lot clearer when they get their junior coats.
     
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    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    I keep forgetting lilac is a chocolate. So keep saying it until it penetrates my thick skull, I don't mind. :) I'm kinda curious how warm it was in the nest box when they were buried under all that bedding. We keep the room they're cage is in at 77F, but mamma had them under a heavy layer of cover.
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2018
    Sundragons

    Sundragons Loving the herd life

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    Eeyore in the studio today. She was thrilled!
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  8. Aug 5, 2018
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    I can tell! :lol:
     
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  10. Aug 17, 2018
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    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    That baby on the left appears to have a heart on its head!!
     
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