Now colors aside, something that was more exciting about these litters, was the line breeding. We have a couple projects going on here. Belle, is line bred to her sire Little Buddah. She is our biggest boned girl and very full bodied. We are anxious to see how this works out. So far the kits are all very balanced, and almost tiny. I know that could surely change. Our other fun project is studying traits and genetics. Not color per say, but eye, bone, length, etc. So we have 3 does:
Clover who is out of Nixie x Fibonacci
Honey who is out of Nixie x Henry
Trouble who is out of Nixie x Buddah
Clover and Trouble were line bred back to Buddah, and Honey, was bred to Fibonacci, as we have already had a litter out of Buddah. It will be very interesting to watch these 3 litters grow and compare what is dominate out of this line. We have retired Nixie as she has out produced herself with 3 beautiful does. Our line breeding project is hopefully going to produce something that also out produces their dams as well. However, as we are learning, more times than not, things dont' go as planned. It took a lot to get to this point so hopefully our efforts will pay off in the long run.
In the meantime, while we endure the waiting and growing game... look at all this cuteness!!