Lionhead Babies – Professional Photo Shoot #2

Our first three litters of 2016 – they are now a week old.  If you are interested in these babies, they will be ready to go by the end of March.  We will do our best to figure out their genders in six weeks.

A new color to our rabbitry – blue!

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Below – we just had to do this…. it’s referencing www.badgerbadgerbadger.com for those who don’t remember this from years ago…. :)

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Another new color for us – blue tort!

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This is Blue Girl’s litter…. these have half of a pedigree (we do not have a pedigree on Blue, but we have one on Thor, her father).

From what we can see, we have one black, one blue, two blue torts, and three black torts.

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These next ones are Khaleesi and Thors (full pedigree)…  We have two blue VCs, two blue torts, two black torts, and a black VM.

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These are Dolly and Stormageddon’s (half pedigree) –  It appears we have two sables, two black VM otters, one dark otter that we are unsure of the color, a black VC, and a black otter.   Her last litter only had one otter – we are floored that there are so many.  You can see the two on the outside that are very tiny – those, Erynn is now hand raising.

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Photographing Newborn Rabbits

With our two lionhead litters in Fall of 2015, we performed a bit of a photo shoot.  As the mom half of this rabbitry, I bring to the table, my years as a professional photographer and couldn’t wait to get my hands on these newborns for a shoot.

JODIE-OTTE-PHOTOGRAPHERI won’t tell all my secrets for getting these images, but it is a tedious and careful process insuring safety.  I will give a warning – this is not something that is easily accomplished, and I caution anyone who is trying this.  If the bunny is moving and not sleeping, the bunny is uncomfortable and needs to be returned to the nest immediately.  They can also be spastic with their movements if they feel discomfort or are hungry.  Do not force them.  I have 12 years of experience working with newborn human babies at J. Otte Newborns.

We will be doing an official photoshoot after each new group of kits, adding some interesting twists each time.  Already planning out our next one for our January 2016 births.

This was our natural photo shoot.  I didn’t want to get too proppy, and instead, just concentrated on the curled form of each little one.  We will get a bit more adventurous from time to time.

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Lionhead Rabbit Babies

We are a lionhead rabbit breeding facility located in Northern Maryland.  We service the areas of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, and West Virginia.   We do not ship our rabbits, but you are welcome to road trip our way by appointment!

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While we do not breed every doe year round, we do typically have something available or we can tell you a date when we are expecting.   Check out what we are expecting here.

Below, you will see two of our litters that we photographed at approximately two weeks old.  We do breed for pet and show quality depending upon what we are working on at the moment.  Prices range from $35-$75 depending upon what is produced at the current time.

We typically expect to see the following colors:

Sable, Siamese Sable, Black Torte, Black, Chocolate, Blue-Eyed White

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However, we are very clear which lines contain the Vienna gene (the vienna gene is what creates white or blue eyes in rabbits – similarly to the paint gene in horses – at this time, vienna markings are not permitted in showing lionhead rabbits, unless they are blue eyed white – BEW).  We document the following in our pedigrees if they apply (we do not always breed with vienna genes):

BEW – Blue-Eyed White  (BEWs result from breeding two VM or VCs together or breeding two BEWs)

VM – Vienna Marked – This is obvious white markings or blue eyes that can be observed

VC – Vienna Carrier – This means that in the pedigree, there are VM rabbits.  This indicates that the rabbit potentially carries the Vienna gene even if you cannot see it.  Future breeding could result in a Vienna-marked offspring.

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