Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
- I want that same show doe, both to show and to produce the next generation of Lil' Bit Farms Hollands (TNG of LBF). I figure if I've taken the time and energy to selectively cull and breed to get that doe then I should have first dibs on her.
- After a doe has had her show career, moved into breeding and successfully produced TNG of LBF, then we often sell that doe around 1 1/2 to 2 years old.
I want a show doe - medium
- We may be working on fixing a certain fault in our herd and even though she is show quality she just doesn't fit into our breeding program at that time. I consider a doe 'show' if I would put her onto the table myself. I DO NOT consider a doe 'show' just because she is free of disqualifications.
- I also cannot guarantee how well a Holland will show in any circumstance. Different areas, styles of Hollands and judges make this impossible to determine.
I'm looking for a brood doe - high to very high
- For me to consider a Holland 'brood' it does have to have certain qualities to rate it as such; bone, butt, head, depth etc. and in some combination
- One of our best does, Wynn, has not successfully raised a litter. Her big ugly sister had 7 (SEVEN) babies her first litter, raised them all and half were keepers. Show does are not always the best purchase.
I want a buck with thick bone, short shoulders and a nice head/ear/crown, the whole package - slim to none
- Again, I want that same buck, both to show and produce TNG of LBF. I figure if I've taken the time and energy to selectively cull and breed to get that buck then...you should know the drill by now :-)
I want a buck with a nice butt but I can fix the head if he doesn't have it - medium to high
- We just may have the piece you are looking for, it doesn't hurt to ask
- The above is just an example, feel free to replace the underlined with another flaw/fault
I'm looking for a brood type buck - high to very high
- For me to consider a Holland 'brood' it does have to have certain qualities to rate it as such; bone, butt, head, depth etc, in some combination
- Zeke 2 has never shown well for us but he throws very nice kids, multiple winning BOB/BOS kids. Looks are not everything, even in a buck
The faults I'm currently culling out may be ones that you don't have. My herd strengths could play well into what you need and visa versa. Hollands are the piece-iest rabbit I've ever dealt with. Fix one thing and other fault works its way in. It never ends.
Now to the end.
I DO NOT KEEP A WAITING LIST. I have tried, very unsuccessfully. Life happens, I just couldn't manage it. I placed a 'notification email form' on our sales page. I try and only put sales stock there. If you sign up you get notified when that page is updated. Simple and easy.
I DO KEEP A DO NOT SELL TO LIST.
PS - a high vased posed-long legged Holland does not = good bone and chest
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
How does one go from having rabbits as their 'life' to just doing it because they have to?
I do think every breeder goes thru spells. I am grateful to have my Mom to help with the chores
while I try and figure out what is next for me. Until then, the website is grossly out of date. Juniors have turned to seniors and moved onto litters with no pictures of their progress.
I am giving myself time and hoping one day soon to just 'feel it again'.
I do have to brag now before the standings change. We are currently nationally ranked:
Herdsman Points: 3rd