Our Britannia Petites

We breed Britannia Petites for our own pleasure!

We just love looking at them. They are simply beautiful and elegant,
like they stepped out of a master artist's imagination.

They are not for everyone and if we have stock for sale we are very selective in
where they are placed. We are working hard a correcting temperament.

In the beginning it seemed all the babies born here where Ruby Eyed Whites,
no matter what colors we used as parents. In 2010 at ARBA Convention we brought
home a simply awesome Black Otter buck, from the outstanding herd of ARBA judge
and well known Brit breeder - Rene Godderz.
Then at 2011 Nationals Rene allowed us to breed to a young Broken Black buck
she had with her. The resulting litter gave us an excellent
Broken Black foundation buck for our broken line.

Our hopes for colors have been realized in ways even we did not think of!
We regularly now see lots of Black, Chestnut, Black Otter and very few REWs
plus Opal, Blue, Creams and Torts. If you are looking for any of these more unusual
colors drop us a line. We will be happy to work with you, as
our interest is in Black, Black Otter, Chestnut
and Brokens,
then down the road a few Sable Martens.

We reserve the right to refuse to place our animals,
if in our opinion the placement is not to the
best advantage of the rabbit or the breed.

to Cimmaron

Gail & Abby Gibbons
Sara Berks

3276 Walnut St.
Reading, KS 66868
620 794-4802

No photos or formation
found on this site may be
reproduced without permission
Copyright 2010
Gail Gibbons & Sara Berks
A touch of magic . . . . . .

The symbol of three hares chasing one another in an everlasting circle has appeared
for over a thousand years of human history. In times before ours the hare had a reputation
as a magical creature but why this exact rendition of three hares - ears touching to
form a triangle space in the center is found world wide no one knows?

We do know that this motif of the three entwined hares is found in MANY different cultures.
The earliest known examples are found in Buddhist cave temples in China, dating from
600 CE. The three dancing hares have also been found on Islamic metalwork, in 13th century
Mongol works, and on Iranian copper coins dated to 1281. It has been used to illustrate
Christian manuscripts and to decorate the the roof bosses (carved wooden fixtures) in the
ceilings in almost 30 medieval churches in England. They have also been found on the
ceilings in a Jewish synagogue as well as other churches throughout France and Germany.

This symbol always features three hares chasing each other in a circle. Each of the ears is shared by
two animals so that only three ears are shown, yet to the human eye each animal has two ears.

The hare or rabbit has a number of magical associations. They were believed to have mystical links to the
feminine because of their fertility. Their elusive behavior and nighttime appearances often seemed governed
by the moon reinforcing their reputation as a magical creature.

and a touch of mystery . . . . . . However, the precise origin and significance of these dancing hares is
uncertain, as are the reasons it has appeared for hundreds of years in diverse locations around the world?