Where it all begins............
Moorland minis consists of an everyday family unit which includes me, my husband and my 3 young children.
We might be taking out first steps into the showing scene but we have a wealth of knowlege of keeping various animals including rabbits.
I was 8years old when i owned my first rabbit which was a netherland dwarf named "thumper" he was the most placid and kind natured nethie and we adored him. I continued to keep various pet rabbits and other animals ranging from budgies to russian hamsters and a pet rat over all of my childhood. Once i left school i began training as a veterinary nurse in manchester at a specialist referal center.
I moved to Stoke on trent in 2000 where i met my now husband and we touched on breeding mini lops and french lops in 2004 under the name Kelsall lops for a few years untill the arrival of my first child in 2006. We decided to put breeding to one side for a few years.
In 2011 we both felt it was time to return to breeding but start with some quality foundation stock on which to build a strong future on with a view to produce a great show team. We hope to have success in the future and are pleased to have received alot of advice and guidance from very knowledgable breeders and exhibitors some with decades of knowledge. We welcomed our first mini lop show buck "Doulton" all the way from Dorset from a lovely lady called Margaret Fulbrook at Trokia stud she has some amazingly stunning mini lops with the most placid natures and we are forever grateful for allowing us to have him.
The story continues........ We have attended a few shows with our sootyfawn buck doulton coming 2nd u/5. We have been working hard to get our own line for more showing in 2013. We have some promising little youngsters. We have also had a few of our adult minis and youngsters move onto new loving homes and wish them a loving happy life.
We took out a few of our homebred Minature lops to Lincolnshire Championship Rabbit show, facing such amazing miniature lops from all over the country we felt we had little chance. Even so going to shows is an amazing place to meet other exhibitors catch up with friends and learn! So I was extremely proud when all of my three mini lops I took were placed from 2nd - 3rd in various sections a fantastic result to end a fantastic year!
Its been a reasonably quiet year so far, we have bred a few litters and attended a few shows with our Black self being placed first in his class. I intend to go to a few more shows in the autumn with a youngsters. We finally finished our set up thanks to my husband! Now to get him building me some smaller show boxes :)
We have had some fantastic results at the shows with Harry coming 1st in his colour class then placed 3rd Best of Breed at a 4* Midland Championship show. My siamese sables first show also went will with him being placed 1st in his colour class in all three shows.
I cant believe how fast time has flown! This could be quite an exciting year which will see me increase the amount of sables I have and also as I seem to getting some fantastic type sooty does i hope to see some nice bucks creep out of the nest. I look forward to more showing of our youngsters.
It was an extremely busy year in 2014 with my return into education... hey your never too old. I am looking forward to welcoming our first litters of the year a little later than expected. Still awaiting the illusive sooty fawn buck to show but seeing some fantastic sables and of course sooty fawn does.
We also welcomed a few furry additions to our family last year, Milligan and Rosie our rescue kittens from Iris's Cats, who have settled in wonderfully.
My husband is in the process of building custom built hutches for our minis these will be in various sizes ranging for single occupant to nursery hutch. All minis will be given access to free roaming in our bunny proofed back yard so they can stretch their legs and let off a little steam. Minis will be fed on a high quality diet of dried food and given plenty of fresh hay and fresh water daily. Any funds made from the sale of minis will go straight back into the upkeep and ongoing improvement of the facilities availble to our minis.
Completed 2013 :) just a few last touches x
We aim to breed at BRC standard for
the miniature lop. We will provide our rabbits with their five freedoms and funds raised from any sale of any rabbits not staying here will go back into the ongoing improvement to their accomadation. We will show our stock and breed to better what we have here already. We hope for more sucess in the future!
Shows & Achievments
Doulton of Shanbrook stud
Doulton came to us from Margaret Fulbrook in Dorset we have
shown him in the U5 sootyfawn class of which he came 2nd!
Able of Seacliffe
We are ever so lucky to have able here he came via Topaz
Stud and he is an absolute cracker. Having been shown by his breeders he has
Frankie of Moorland Minis
Bred here at Moorland minis stud shown as an U/5 he has been placed 1st in coventry show, 2nd National Miniature lop Rabbit club stock show, 3rd Midland Lop circle show at lincolnshire champs.
2013 Frankie first time out as an adult at just 7 months old was placed 1st in the black adult class with a CC and then went up against the other winning mini lops to be placed 4th Best of Breed, very pleased with this!
Harry of Moorland Minis
Bred Here at Moorland minis he has been shown on numerous occasions mainly placed 2nd. His best result so far was at the walsall 4* show where he was placed 1st AOC Adult then 3rd Best of Breed , welldone Harry!
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