For some, yet unknown reason I found
myself wanting another breed to work with.
I wanted something much smaller than my
Flemish and short-haired because the Angoras were as
much grooming as I could deal with.
I tried several small- and medium-sized
breeds, but none were quite right.
I found the Lilacs at the Peoria ARBA
Convention and bought my first one from Maddie Pratt, a
top youth breeder. I liked them from the
start. They don't have a mean bone in their body and
they're on the endangered breed list. They're
small enough (8 lbs. max.) and I thought the "one color"
be easy. YEAH RIGHT !!
I finished second in the sweeps for 2005
right behind Bob Koch. Bob is at least the main reason
Lilacs are not extinct, and without his help and some
excellent stock from him, I would be years behind.
For more info, check out the
Lilac Rabbit Club of America -probably the most laid
national club of all.