Updated: November 12, 2013
Proud members of ARBA & LRCA
Registered Rabbitry #D970
Home of the 2013 ARBA Convention Best of Breed English Lop!
Youth BOV English Lop 2013
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Our names are Tim, Nicki and Pieper!! We have only been raising, showing, and breeding English Lops since Dec 30, 2010. We started in California and in June, 2011 we moved to Florida and we are establishing our Rabbitry here. All three of us are huge animal lovers and our bunnies are our family members. Currently we have our 4th bedroom for where our buns are kept, it is set up and running smoothly. Coming from the Mojave Desert where we had to keep our buns inside because of the weather either being extremely hot or cold we adapted perfectly to our 4th bedroom being taken over by lots of bunnies. We have 6 bunnies that will be with us until the circle of life happens. (we sure hope that doesnt happen for a very very very long time) We are a military family so we move around, but our animals all come with us.
I have been told that I should write the story about how we started our rabbitry so here it goes.....
In the summer of 2010 Pieper started asking a lot of questions about 4H and wanting a bunny while we were in Florida visiting her daddy who was deployed there for 6 months (we lived in Cali) . We were still discussing it, until after first quarter of school she asked again. She was given the goal of making Honor Roll and we would get a bunny for her. As Pieper does with us normally she said she would like all of us to have bunnies together so we could have a rabbitry as a family. We first contacted Jennifer Badger and Pieper's heart melted all over the keyboard when she saw Isabelle on the screen, Pieper's bunny found!!! After further searching the web and a suggestion from Jennifer we went to Molly Pease's website and Tim saw Bubba and BAM!! his mind was made up. After more suggestions and checking out the ARBA website, we contacted Trina Carlson and a date was made to come to her house and get a bunny from her. For Christmas 2010 we drove from Southern California to Lacy, Washington to visit some of our family for Christmas. At the end of Decemeber we left Washington and our plan for bunnies came true!!! We drove to Jennifer Badger's House to pick up Isabelle and Bubba whom she was transporting and bunny sitting for us until we could get to her home. YAY!!! After seeing Jennifer's rabbitry we knew exactly how we wanted to establish our rabbitry... Just like hers ;) We stayed the night in a hotel and came to her house again early in the morning to pick up our buns, that makes 2 and off to Trina's house we went. When we arrived we went to the barn to check out a couple of different buns she had picked for Nicki to choose from and Nicki fell in love with a broken black Doe, who is now named Lulu!! and then there were 3. We went back to our home and the journey of bunnys shows began!! A month later we picked up another Doe, Ester, (which Pieper renamed Charcoal), from Trina, who was already bred for us to start our own rabbitry, now we have 4. A few days later our family was told that we had to move to Florida. We wanted to stay in our home in California, we had just made soo many new bunny show friends and started establishing ourselves in the California bunny world. 29 days later we have 4 little babies in Charcoal's nestbox!! From day one Nicki was in love with a little chestnut baby and after 10 weeks the love wasnt going anywhere. She kept Chesty and now that makes 5. The same day that it was decided Nicki was keeping Chesty, Pieper made arrangements with Juan Salas to get a baby Buck from him. After the Stockton Bunny show we went to Juan's house and left with a Fawn Buck that Pieper named Bubbles, THAT MAKES 6!!! Now we have all 6 of our West Coast Elops that we are taking to Florida with us. 10 days later, Tim won custody of Pieper and we then knew for sure our rabbitry was going to be started in Florida, instead of just showing and having them as pets. Skip a month and we were living in Florida!!! 2 weeks later, we were attending our first Florida rabbit show. In 2013 we won Best of Breed and Broken Best of Variety and Best Opp of Variety. Now, please enjoy the rest of our Family Rabbitry Website. There is a guest sign in form we would love to have you fill out so we know our website is actually being enjoyed by others. We would greatly appreciate it
The Jaehn Family