In a recent webinar, Dr. Ryan Scholz, Oregon Department of Agriculture’s state veterinarian, provided details about the avian influenza, health concerns for people and other animals, prevention/biosecurity and the quarantines.
People who produce and sell eggs directly to consumers must follow specific labeling and handling requirements to qualify for the farm-direct licensing exemption. Learn about the requirements and best practices for providing high-quality eggs to your customers.
Coat color in rabbits is due to the interaction of 7 genes, possibly more. Use this handy table to work through the information presented in the collection of articles here on the OSU Extension site. This table lists the known genotypes, their function, and wild-type alleles.
Use this interactive, web-based resource to learn even more about coat color genetics! Two lessons provide the learner an opportunity to practice determining genotypes and 'investigate' what a rabbit might look like if it had a certain, given genotype. Full-color photographs enhance the experience, and mini quizzes help to reinforce the topics. This resource was developed to be mobile device friendly and accessible.
Learn how genes work together to display different combinations of rabbit coat color and patterning. Rabbits are bred for 4-H projects, hobby farms, as personal pets, and for other uses such as meat and fiber production.
The appearance of a rabbit's coat is determined by genes that control color base, color density, pattern, extension of dark pigment, spotting and silvering. Learn more about each gene and how they work together.