I haven't been keeping these cuties a secret, just haven't posted them here. I update more frequently on Facebook so you can look there if you miss me. :) These babies are Satin angora crossbreds, sire is a red satin angora, dam is Hollyhop, 75% Satin angora but with only one copy of the satin gene. Two of her babies got two copies of that gene so they are satinized red angora. The other 4 are a nice rich color but not satinized. They, like the two satinized babies, have color on their bellies, which comes from the wide band gene. That is a gene I have not not seen in my bunnies so I am delighted it has finally showed up. A spinning guild buddy has the sire, Perry. She gets one of the red satinized babies and the other stays here. The other 4 babies are available to reserve. They are only 4 weeks old, so won't be ready to leave until Sept. 14. I think the gender split is 2 and 2 but have to check to verify that.
I also have another litter with 2 babies, red Satin angora, also sired by Perry. Both are does and one stays here while the other goes to Perry's house. And in a lovely bit of generosity from the goddess of my warren, the red satinized baby in Hollyhop's litter that I am keeping is a buck. I will not breed these two babies together because they are so closely related but I can breed each of them to unrelated non-satin angoras then - goddess willing - have a buck and doe in another generation that can be bred together to produce more satinized angoras. But that's a ways off, so remains a hope, not a plan.
Two other bunnies available now. First is Opal's last available baby as she is now retired from breeding, this little 11 week old buck should have a really nice coat. Body type is also promising. His sire is Hoppin' Fresh, a pure German with outstanding coat and great body type, including some of the best shoulders I've had here. This buck could turn out to be pure German quality at a crossbred price. And then there is Puffalump, a lilac chinchilla with a lovely temperament and lots of yummy soft fiber, just not up to my standard for breeding. He would love to be a house bunny.