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F1, F2, F3, F4, Oh My!

A few helpful hints deciphering the "F" Code.  I have been dabbling in the color world in Giant Angoras.  Due to the lack of abundant quality Colored Giant Angoras, I decided to attempt to make my own.  This whole colored world is a great learning opportunity for me.  As white Giants are REW (Red Eyed White).  You bred REW to REW and get REW.  Pretty simple, well at least the color identification is simple.  As a rabbit breeder with intent and a focused plan, nothing is ever simple.  

This sparked several conversations regarding F1, F2, F3, vs Purebreds.  I hope the following description helps when discussing the crossbreeds and/or Hybrids.  

Hybrid and/or Crossbreed is a Giant Angora that has rabbits of a different breed other than Giants showing in the 4 generation pedigree.  Please don't get hung up on Hybrid vs Crossbreed.  Just remember that both are not purebreds.

F1 is a purebred Giant Angora crossed with a rabbit of a different breed. 

Example: Frank is my purebred G…