Y'all I'm Back!!!!by Lindsey on 08/04/18
It has been way too long y'all! Way too long since I updated the website or wrote a blog post! But I didn't leave for good, I'm back and super happy to be back! If you follow the rabbitry on Facebook you may have read the reason I haven't updated anything is because my PC has been down and I can't access my website editor on my phone. (If you do not yet follow the rabbitry on Facebook feel free to do so! https://www.facebook.com/Ozarkansas-Rabbits-and-Cavies-1085995941539218/ ) So now that my PC is up and running I've spent the last 3 weeks getting everything updated here! If you are a long time reader / visitor / fan / stalker (which ever term you prefer LOL) you may have noticed some changes! If you are new here, here's some of the major things that have changed!
First (big deal): Our name! I decided to change the name from "Ozarkansas Rabbit Farms" to "Ozarkansas Rabbits and Cavies" after adding cavies to the project, and wondering why 2 1/2 years ago "Ozarkansas Rabbit Farms" sounded better to me than "Ozarkansas Rabbitry" or "Ozarkansas Rabbits".
Second (mentioned in first): I added cavies (AKA guinea pigs) to the project! If you didn't know, cavies can also be shown at ARBA rabbit shows! So when considering adding another show animal to the mix they defiantly have an advantage if you are attending their shows anyway to show rabbits. I currently have 5 Brindle White Cresteds, a Red White Crested (currently looking for a new home), and plan to add more in the future!
Third: I am no longer raising American rabbits. I know some of you will be sad to hear this, I myself haven't had the easiest time letting them go. But I was finding my heart not in the intense project of breeding, heavy culling, and improving that my lines definingly needed and decided to try a few other breeds instead. If you are looking for Americans or information on them you can absolutely still contact me, and I will do my best to answer your questions and / or refer you to someone who does breed them!
Lastly, are the breeds or rabbits I'm currently trying out and starting a breeding program of since the spring. I've added two running breeds English Spot and Tan. I really like both of them, but I'm especially fond of the English Spots! And besides the running breeds there's one more I'm super excited about! That would be my first love, the Holland Lop! It's been 8 years since I've owned a show quality Holland Lop, and I could not be more eager to meet my new little Blue Otter buck "LOL Sheldon"!! He'll be coming all the way from LOL Rabbitry in California this month!!!! I prefer big bunnies and less common breeds, but Hollands will never lose their special place in my heart and little Sheldon is going to be very spoiled!
In other news fall is fast approaching! Which means fall breedings, fall shows, fair season in the south, and before we even know it ARBA Convention! Once again I'll be there, proud to represent the state of Arkansas and the rare Beveren breed in both the show and youth contests! Stay tuned, as a list of fall breedings and rabbits that will be attending convention will be coming soon!
Thank you for reading, and may you have a blessed day!