Our darling Pipkin has some unfortunate news. He has epilepsy which could be genetic. We found this out a little after we bought him, and he seems to have grown out of it for the most part, but we will wait and see if he does just in case if it is genetic. If he grows out of it we will breed him and keep a watchful eye on his babies. We may get a pedigreed stud for Clover so we will still have litters.
We have decided to sell our former breeder Toothbrush to a nice family in Southern Utah. She would rather be a spoiled pet than a mother. She loves to be taken outside and pampered. Her new family has named her Toothbrush-Magic because she has a magical twinkle in her eye. She is happy and gets to play in their garden often.
I had some debate about what my logo would be for the website. I decided on a couple of illustrations from the original Alice in Wonderland book. For the Alice's Hedgehogs pages it depicts Alice holding a flamingo as a croquet racket. Near Alice's feet there are a couple of hedgehogs used as croquet balls by the queen of hearts.
It turns out that Hollands are harder to breed than I had thought. We bred Clover with a stud from a rabbitry located in Kanab who was chocolate and just darling. This breeding resulted in no litter at all. We will breed her again soon hopeful with the same male and we will be expecting show quality kits. I will expect colors from broken sable points to Vienna marked blacks.
We are planning to breed Peek-a-Boo with Radigast the Brown this week. This means that, if all goes well, we will have a litter by Christmas. I am expecting flashy pintos as well as chocolates in this upcoming litter, but we can still get surprises. I will post around when we breed them. I will also update my site when we have babies.