Here are some photos of bunnies we've had or sold in the past. Please be aware this page may load slowly as there are a lot of pictures!
Kaelyn and Servine's 7/3/18 Litter
Kaelyn blessed us with a colorful litter of nine on 7/3/18. She and Servine are both first-time parents and almost all of the babies had blue eyes and/or rex fur. Amazing litter. We will be keeping one of these babies (Cinnabun) for future breeding). All but two of these babies were spoken for before they were weaned, so only two of them got named.
Spot and Kin's 6/16/18 Litter
Spot had a litter of eight 6/16/18 in the colony. They were given superhero alter-ego names. Peter Parker (Spiderman), Tony Stark (Ironman), Kal-El (Superman), Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Bruce Banner (Hulk), Logan (Wolverine), plus two that were spoken for before they got named.
May 2018 Colony Litters
Born May 16th (or a few days before), we ended up with nine babies from the combined litters. They were given candy names (Milkdud, Skor, Dot, Cry Baby, Raisinet, Jujube, Cookies-N-Cream, and Toblerone - one buck was sold before they were named).
Snowflake and Ulysses' 6/1/18 Litter
Zeek was born 6/1/18, the sole survivor of Snowflake and Ulysses' first litter together. He's pure white with pink eyes. Of course #3 fell in love with him. He went to a home with two little girls. He will be sharing his home with Milkdud.
Fern and Thatcher's 5/12/18 Litter
Fern had a litter of four born 5/12/18. All four blue/fawn harlequin does. They were given Y names - Yvonne, Yvette, Ysera, and Ygritte. Yvonne was donated to an autistic boy who's rabbit suffered an unfortunate cage accident.
April 2018 Colony Litters
We had three litters in the colony nest box at the same time. They were born 4/13, 4/15, and 4/16, but as they grew we had no way to tell them apart. Mothers were Lady Mo, Spot, and MoR, all Dutch / Lionhead sisters. Father was Kin, Flemish Giant / Californian / Rex cross (grandparents were Charlotte the Flemish Giant / Californian, and Sushi the Rex cross). These are our first colony babies that were not shelved. Of the 18 initially in the nest box, 12 survived. One is set to stay here (Phoebe). This is also the first litter in two years that was not given names.
We bought Penelope in 2014 from a local breeder to pair with Bennett (our Harlequin / New Zealand Red). Penelope was a Harlequin / English Lop cross, though you really couldn't tell there was any lop in there. She weighed 8 pounds and took 5th place in the stewer meat class at the 2016 Crow Wing County Fair. She was the best momma we've ever had. She would easily raise a litter of 10+ with no losses, even keeping tiny runts alive. In 2018 she passed away a few weeks after losing her entire litter to predators. I suspect her mom instincts were strong enough that she died of heartbreak. Her legacy lives on here at the homestead though. Her offspring, Fern, Feather, and Fabio are still here. Her grandbabies, Quimby, Quince, and Quetzal are here too.
Gretchen and George's 9/1/17 Litter
On 9/1/17, Gretchen delivered a litter of five. We ended up with two white does, two pointed bucks, and one black buck. They were all given U names. We kept Ulysses back from this litter to be our lead meat buck breeder.
Boon was born 10/5/17, just four days after his mother arrived here. He was the sole survivor of his litter, and the first bunny we ever raised by shelving (in the house). He was a Dutch / Lionhead cross, black with grey lionhead mane and leg ruffs, and gorgeous blue eyes. I'm not sure what went wrong with Boon. He was fine and then 2/28/18 he seemed wobbly. I refilled his water dish, he took a drink, then immediately went into convulsions and died on the spot. I've never seen anything like it. It was sudden and unexpected. We will miss Boon. He was a sweetheart with a wild streak.
George came to us on Valentine's Day 2016. He was an escape artist, he loved to be petted, but he loved food the most. He took blue ribbon (first place) at the Crow Wing County Fair in 2016. He had a unique marking - white horizontal lines across the base of his ears (in his pointed color). He was 9-pounds on the dot. We have kept back one of his male offspring from 2017 to replace him (Ulysses).
We were never sure what breed Speckles was. Maybe a New Zealand cross? Maybe a Rex cross? She had two litters, and lost almost all of her kits. She had problems with milk production, which made her a terrible mom. All of her kits had to be fostered to other moms.
Elizabeth - Broken Opal Rex Doe
Our beloved Elizabeth passed away sometime in the night between 12/30 and 12/31/17. The temperature was -31, and despite being in a building, in a set up with an enclosed nest box, and having ample food and water, she succumbed to the extreme temperature. Elizabeth belonged to #4 who is heartbroken that her bunny died. She was our only Rex, and she will be missed. We didn't know how old she was when we brought her home a year and a half ago, but I always suspected she was an older lady, even then. Elizabeth took 5th place at the Crow Wing County Fair (shown as Sr. Rex Doe) in 2016. #4 enjoyed showing her own bunny and getting a ribbon.
James - Flemish Cross Buck
We took James in after he was found as a stray and his finder was not able to locate his owner. He was assumed to be a Flemish cross, and weighed in at ten pounds. We have no idea how old he was.
Speckles' 11/12/17 Litter
Speckles had three surviving kits, all given W names. Father was a Dutch / Lionhead buck
MoR's 10/28/17 Litter
MoR had a litter of three, given names of ancient Ruins. Father was unknown as she was pregnant when she arrived.
Penelope and Fabio's 8/11/17 Litter
Born in the middle of an illness outbreak, we are lucky any of this litter survived. They were given S names.
Elizabeth and Hodor's 7/8/17 Litter
Ten kits were born in Elizabeth's 7/8/17 litter. They were all given R names.
Alice and James' 9/22/17 Litter
Five kits born to Alice were given V names.
Feather and Sushi's 7/6/17 Litter
Feather delivered eight kits in her first litter.
Fern and Hodor's 6/15/17 Litter
Fern and Hodor welcomed nine kits in June of 2017. All were normal harlequins, but could be carriers for both the blue and chocolate genetics their parents show.
Alice and Sushi's 6/15/17 Litter
Alice's first litter produced four kits. They were given M names.
Charlotte and Sushi's 4/17/17 Litter
Charlotte and Sushi welcomed a litter of five on 4/17/17. There were two broken brown bucks, one black buck, one brown buck and one broken brown doe. One of the broken bucks is our colony buck Kin, and the broken doe is our Kaelyn.
Gretchen and Bennett's 4/18/17 Litter
Gretchen's first litter was Bennett's last litter as we bred him right before we sold him. There were three black does, a harlequin doe, and one mostly orange buck. They were all given L names.
Penelope and Sushi's 3/21/17 Litter
Penelope and Sushi's much anticipated repeat breeding produced six kits, all given celebrity names beginning with J.
Bennett - Harlequin / New Zealand Red - Sept. 2013
Bennett was born here in September 2013. His mom was a purebred Harlequin (you can see her photo at the very bottom of this page) and his dad was a purebred New Zealand Red (Porkchop took first place at the 2013 Crow Wing County Fair). We sold him as a baby to a local lady as a companion for her other rabbit. In March 2015, after his companion passed away, the lady offered him for sale, and we bought him back. He produced a few beautiful colorful litters, mostly with Penelope (who is also half harlequin). He took fourth place in the 2016 Crow Wing County Fair in the Stewer class (only place to put mutt rabbits), which isn't bad considering he's only 8 pounds. In 2017 we decided we really wanted to work with bigger rabbits. We decided it was time to find Bennett a new home. He went to a farm one town away on 3/19/17, just two days shy of having been back with us for a full two years.
Coleson - Rex Cross - 4/30/16
Coleson was born in the spring of 2016 and spent the summer at a resort before returning. His mom was Cinder and his dad was Sushi, making him half Rex and half mystery mutt. He and Mint Oreo were released 11/2/16 as part of an experimental free range colony set up. We wish them the best.
Mint Oreo spent her summer at the resort with Coleson and other bunnies. We don't know her birthday or her breed. She's slimmer built than our other bunnies, but she's very friendly. She and Coleson were released 11/2/16 as part of an experimental colony project. We wish them the best of luck.
Cinder - Opal Otter Rex Doe
We purchased Cinder in the summer of 2016. She was sold to us with Elizabeth, and we were told they were a breeding pair. Turns out they're both does. We paired Cinder and Sushi in 2016 and she produced a small litter of just two kits (Coleson and Carswell seen farther down this page). She took 6th place at the 2016 Crow Wing County Fair (she was molting at the time). Our sweet Cinder girl passed away in October 2016. We don't know how old she was, or what kind of history she had. She was always happy to get attention, often putting her head under the door so we couldn't close it until we'd petted her. She will be missed.
Cuddles and Sushi's 5/16/16 Litter
Cuddles and Sushi welcomed a small litter of just two bunnies 5/16/16.
Carswell - Rex Cross Buck - 4/30/16
Carswell appears further down this page as well. He was one of a litter of two out of Cinder and Sushi (half standard Rex, half mystery mutt) that spent the summer at the Hyde-A-Way Bay Resort in Hackensack. He came back at the end of the summer, and has now found his new home. He's moving on to be a meat production breeder.
Elsa and Bennett's 6/28/16 Litter
Six bunnies were born 6/28/16 to Elsa and Bennett, including our Hodor!
Lola and George/Sushi's 6/21/16 Litter
Lola had four babies in a mixed litter with both George and Sushi 6/21/16, including our Gretchen!
Penelope and Sushi's 6/21/16 Litter
Nine colorful babies were born 6/21/16 to Penelope and Sushi, including our Fern!
Elizabeth and Bennett's 6/3/16 Litter
Elizabeth and Bennett had a litter of five born 6/3/16.
Cinder and Sushi's 4/30/16 Litter
Two bucks born 4/30/16 to Cinder are Sushi's first babies (with us anyway). They are both spending the summer at a resort in Hackensack and we are hoping they will return in the fall.
Bennett and Penelope's 3/20/16 Litter
Eight babies were born 3/20/16.
Bennett and Lola's 3/17/16 Litter
Five black bunnies were born on St. Patrick's Day 2016 to Lola and Bennett.
Bennett and Penelope's 6/18/15 litter
Ten bunnies were born, we sold eight of them, and kept two back for future breeding prospects. These are Freckles' siblings.