Im at lost for Words, I lost My beautiful Buck Rabbit :( - Page 2
Yesterday I went and picked up another buck, he is quarantine and will be for quit a while. he came from a better breeder and has papers. I went to there house and looked and check over there rabbits. he is away and has no contact with my rabbits. He is Blue not silver. Hope he works out :)
- POOF Goes the Pooka
Congrats on your new buck - I hope he works out well for you. Good job on the quarantine. As you probably know, simply not seeing a problem in this breeder's rabbits (or your other rabbits, for that matter) doesn't mean that they don't have E. cuniculi, but good maintenance practices can keep it from being a problem, if it is there.
And please understand, I'm not trying to pick at you, but if you want to breed Flemish Giants, you'll find people (particularly other breeders) have more confidence in you if you call the rabbits' colors by their correct names. Some breeds have "special" colors, and the Flemish is one of them. One color that you only see in Flemish is a special take on what in other breeds is called "Chestnut," in the Flemish it's a lighter shade, and it's called "Sandy." In any other breed, the color that Flint was would be called "Chinchilla," but in Flemish, it's called "Light Gray." Breeding Blue to Blue, that color would never happen, but it just might pop up in a litter from the White doe, and now you know what to call it if you see it again.