Nestbox Update

My rainbow Polish litter is about 10 days old, and starting to get cute! I’m so in love with the brokens. I just love those blanket patterns. Can’t wait to see how they turn out.



Polish Rainbow Litter

I had several litters born yesterday, and boy did I hit the color jackpot in one of my polish litters. LDR’s Rihanna (black) finally had her first litter, sired by GC LDR’s Kryptonite (broken black).

It might a little hard to see, so let me tell you there is a chocolate, a broken blue and a broken lilac! Both the brokens have heavy pattern, which I LOVE!! Anyone who has seen my brokens knows I like the blanket pattern. But I have yet to get a broken blue with this kind of pattern, and lets hope the lilacs breeze trough their presentations this time. Cause I’d love to put the broken lilac on the table once its recognized. Let’s hope they are typed as nice as they are colored because I’m pretty excited about these babies, more so than in a long time. Lol. I’ll be really heart broken if they all turn out to be pets. There were also two blue peanuts in the litter. Here’s a pic to show the size difference.

People claim Polish don’t have peanuts. Wrong! If you are breeding the smaller, typier animals you will get peanuts. In the past dwarfs were used to decrease size, so being a recessive gene it’s darn near impossible to bred out, and we’re stuck with the consequences. We’re also having trouble with rollback coats in Polish due to the dwarf influence.
I did have two other litters yesterday as well. GC LDR’s Pandora (broken black) had 3 brokens and a chocolate and my Dutch doe LDR’s Lilo had 5 blacks. All of them are marked pretty well, so fingers crossed I’ve got some winners coming up!

More Nestbox News

Spring is definitely in the air here in beautiful California! We are having lovely 70 degree days, the flowers are already starting to bloom and the fur was flying this morning, lol. Love it! I had four does due, and my blue polish doe LDR’s Pixie surprised me with an early Valentine’s gift yesterday. She had 3 lovely little blues sired by Sypneski’s Grover. Both parents are granded so I have high hopes for these little guys. I’m particularly happy too, as Pixie is a tiny 2lb doe and I was worried she may not produce well.

This morning all three of my dutch does were kindling. My gray doe, Schmall’s KPL had 2 grays, 1 opal and 5 steels for a total of 8 sired by Lehmann’s Frazier. So happy with a bunch of steels, some are not show marked but may make good brood animals. Then my tort doe, Ronda’s Penny had 8 torts sired by Schmall’s Peter. I can’t see their markings yet, so we’ll see how things look in 2 days. Last but not least my black doe Nelson’s Sassafras, that I got from convention had her first litter. She had 7 blacks sired by my tort buck, GC LDR’s Maximus. I made this cross with the intention of breeding these back into my tort line to continue improving them. Well, stay tuned as I have a few more does due this weekend.


Nestbox News

Like most experienced breeders I usually breed multiple does at the same time, so I can foster babies as needed. However, the does don’t always cooperate. So I’m very lucky that my lone steel doe, SS Cleopatra is doing a great job with her second litter.

These babies are sired by Lehmann’s Frazier, my steel buck I got from convention last fall. I’m so exicted to see 2 steels in the litter. They don’t appear to have any marking DQ’s so keep your fingers crossed they have nice type! The other two kits are a black and blue, both kits have a 50/50 chance of being double steels. A double steel carries two copies of the Es gene and this covers up the steel ticking but will cause them to throw 100% steels. So I’m really crossing my fingers and toes that the black is show marked, beautifully typed, double steel AND a buck. That’s not too much to ask right?