We have been looking for a little while to add broken to our rabbitry. Broken is a pattern of coloration in rabbits where a "solid" color is "broken" by white. It results in a beautiful variety of spots and blankets.
The end of January (the 30th) we picked up a new doe. She is a broken chestnut New Zealand, GetAnAnimal Farm's Bambie. We had a semi-pleasant surprise when we got there to pick her up. Apparently they had bred her in Dec and didn't think she had taken. She was on day 37 and had started stashing hay the night before. Whoops. Only possible quarantine cage big enough for a mom and litter was a wire dog kennel, not ideal, but it's working.
She has been a great mother, and the babies have been growing well. They always have nice fat bellies. The colors are coming in wonderfully. Definitely keeping a couple, but won't know for sure until weaning which ones.
There are 3 reds/fawns, 4 broken chestnuts (with varying rufus modifiers, aka how red/brown they look), and 1 solid chestnut.
Unfortunately low rufus red can look like high rufus fawn... so I'm not entirely sure which I have....
Eyes are opening today and I took the first weights:
A- Chestnut - 7oz
B- Broken (Red) Chestnut - 6.8oz
C- Broken (Red) Chestnut - 7.6oz
D- Broken (Red) Chestnut - 6.3oz
E- Broken Chestnut - 6.3oz
F- Red/Fawn - 5.7oz
G- Red/Fawn - 6.8oz
H- Red/Fawn 6.8oz