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From this period of time there is a list of “feedback messages” we received back then:
Peggy Yoakum writes:
Alicia Kennemer writes:
Katrina Widrig writes:
Stacey Anderson writes:
Cathy Bohn writes:
Dan & Stacey Grate write:
Carrie Engel writes:
Mary Henderson writes:
Leslie Ketrenos writes:
Ann Craig writes:
Terri Monson writes:
Gary Brachmann writes:

 

 

 

Alicia Kennemer:

Theo,

It was nice to hear from you. I hope all is well with both you and your family.

I am happy to give you some feedback on the rabbits I had shipped last year. As far as showing them and the results I have had, the first black otter buck from Euro 99 that I purchased received 5 grand champion legs out of the six shows I put him in when he arrived.

After that I retired him for breeding and he has become the best herd buck I have ever had. He has sired many beautiful dwarfs that have gone on to win Best of Breed and Best Opp. of Breed awards and several grand champion legs. I have been thrilled with him and the doe I received in the first shipment. I will try and send a few pictures of some of the offspring when I get a chance.

A few months later I received 9 more dwarfs from you and your colleagues and they have again been wonderful assets to my breeding program. They continue to be very successful in both my breeding program and the show tables. I am now beginning to breed the second generation offspring together from the original shipment dwarfs and they are continuing the wonderful lines and producing.

Your dwarfs have added a great deal to my breeding program including larger heads, thicker ears and beautiful thickness of bone. I was very fortuneate that my own rabbits worked well genetically with your dwarfs and I was able to produce show winners in the first generation of juniors. Often first generation outcrosses are not very successful and it takes a few generations to begin to get consistent results but I was very lucky to get a nice line of rabbits in with the first few breedings. I feel very fortuneate to have had the results be so positive and I credit your strong dwarfs for this success.

So you can see that both in breeding to my own dwarfs and in the showing of the dwarfs, I have been very pleased with the addition of your beautiful animals to my rabbitry. I would like to thank you and your colleagues for opening your rabbitries to me and my friends and extending us such beautiful dwarfs. Be assured that I know of many other recipients of your dwarfs locally that have been equally as pleased with the addition of your dwarfs to their breeding programs.

If you are able to put together another shipment of dwarfs this spring, please let me know. I would be very interested in chocolates, blues and chocolate or blue otters along with black and black otters but would be open to whatever colors you have available.

I hope that you have a successful meeting this Sunday. Thank you again for all your help this past year and please thank your fellow colleagues from me as well.
Sincerely,
Alicia Kennemer
Sunnyside Rabbitry

Theo,

It was wonderful to hear that your meeting went well. You are very welcome to use my comments on your website! I am happy to add my comments to a page of other people that have been so happy with your bunnies! I hope you have a wonderful day and I look forward to hearing from you again.
Alicia