Raising Grand Champion Show Rabbits
The Tan Herd - Bucks
Raised as Richochet Rabbits, Tans take up about half of my barn. I raise only black and chocolate varieties. My herd comes from Allen Mesick, a well-respected and favorite rabbit judge. His original lines are from Joe Kim (who is widely credited with improving the breed in the 1990's and 2000's and is the only breeder to ever take top honors of Best in Show at the ARBA National Convention in Wichita in 2003) and Kelly Flynn. In recent years I have worked with Joe Kim as a mentor to improve my herd and now many of my top brood and show animals are from shared breedings.
Tan's are a marked running breed and are shown moving on the table; therefore, pictures are not posed but rather shots of the animal while moving. Tans are also known to be an excellent breed for those participating in the new "sport" of rabbit hopping! While I raise excellent show-quality animals I AM NOT a photographer. These pictures do not do these animals justice!
These photos of some of my animals were taken by Allen Mesick, respected judge and our mentor in Tans, at a show in October 2015 and show their true quality and beauty!