Bunny Barn Farms is a small rabbitry located in central California's "Garlic Capital" of the world; Gilroy! Our goal is to breed, raise and show quality Polish rabbits with a focus on good temperament with high quality bloodlines. We are proud to offer five of the six varieties of Polish: Black, Blue, Broken, Chocolate and Ruby Eyed Whites (REW). As of 2012, we are no longer breeding BEW's. We are active participating members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), the American Polish Rabbit Club (APRC) where I am the Newsletter Editor and on several committees, the California State Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Associaiton (CSRCBA) and Rabbit Producers of Santa Clara Valley (RPSCV). We show as Open competitors and are active supporters of the 4-H and FFA programs.
OUR SWEEPSTAKES STANDINGS
Representing California in the 2011 Year-End Sweepstakes Jeannie McDevitt, Kathi Groves, Gail Aruta & Austin Mejia
The black polish is our strongest variety and for the past 5 years, we have used it to help develop our own blue line. We now have a well established blue breeding program and continue to dabble with REW & chocolate. In 2011 we began to develop a strong & competitive broken variety. Although it was slow going, by the end of the year we were beginning to achieve BOB's with our broken bunnies.
OUR FOCUS FOR 2013:
ALL BREED BEST IN SHOW
with Black Sr. Doe "KATE"
1/26/13 Bakersfield, CA
ALL BREED BEST RESERVE IN SHOW
with Black Jr. Doe "SHELBY"
1/26/13 Bakersfield, CA
Understanding confirmation is the key to successful breeding and showing of any livestock. It does not matter whether it is a horse, cow, sheep or rabbit. In order to be successful on the show table you must conform to the proper structure and outline.
In the above and adjacent photos, you will see the breakdown of points awarded to the Polish rabbit based on the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Schedule of Points (SOP). Every rabbit judge at an official ARBA show, will use this SOP to evaluate and place your Polish on the show table.
Study and learn it well so you are able to evaluate your Polish and know their strong points as well as their weak ones. If you are beginning to breed, look for the mating pair to have complimentary features that are sure to create stronger offspring. For example: if the doe has long ears and a snipey head, look to breed her to a buck with a strong head and short ears. Remember, you are "building" your new rabbit.
Visit the American Polish Rabbit Club at: http://americanpolishrabbitclub.com
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