The heat is still lingering this late August, and the last of the surplus rabbits and bunnies were sold just this week. All in all, over 20 rabbits were born, raised and sent off. I have not had this amount of business in angoras in some time, and it is heartening to see the local folks gravitate to keeping these sweet things.
Along with breeding choices I have made in the stock I keep over the winter, I am slowing losing my torte color pattern genetics, which grieves me, so I am on the lookout for a torte mostly German buck. An older guy is fine, as long as he is still making babies. I made some choices for disposition this year which led me away from serious German lines, and back into my own. I am determined to keep the easy handling quality of the angoras I breed. So, I need some good genetics to breed into this next year. I also have a waiting list for torte angoras, that I was unfortunately, not able to fill this year.
I have been working on my barns this summer, and have upgraded the cages here. To this end, there are now six 24"x 36" all wire 12 gauge cages for sale. They have seen some use, but are in good shape with 1/2" x 1" flooring, 1"x2" sides and escape proof one-hand door closures that swing out. Made by the now-gone-but-remembered Damars, they were $55 each brand new, and I will sell them for $25 each or all 6 for $120. They are assembled, and there can be no shipping. Send me an e-mail if you are interested.