You probably got here from a link from various Flemish Giant pages on Facebook. Well, we are all glad you are here, because we need you.
Most of you have worked with various charts -- online or on paper, handed down year after year -- telling you what your Flemish shoudl weigh at various times in their development.
What we're trying to do here is make the BEST chart that has ever been made: tracking regions, date of birth, varieties, even size of litters. No one in recorded history has ever attempted this.
But we can.
I don't care who you are, and in fact, I will never ask you, and if you attempt to tell me, I will cull it out of this database.
I want to track at least one year of Flemish Giant kits from all across the world, and certainly all across North America.
I will not ask you who you are. I will save NO data about you or your internet connection. I don't want ear numbers. I don't want anything except the following things:
1. Date of birth
2. Weight RIGHT NOW
3. Size of the litter they were born into
4. What region of the USA or elsewhere do they live?
5. How many are alive RIGHT NOW
6. What variety is the wabbit you're reporting RIGHT NOW
7. What sex do you think it is RIGHT NOW (and this it optional because, we know...)
8. Has ANYONE in the original litter been exposed to or died of bloat/enteritis/coccidia? THAT's optional, too.
That's it, baby. I don't care about pedigrees, lineage, all that. It's not our job.
We do not offer you any way to track YOUR wabbits here. That's YOUR job.
What I want is to collect one year's worth of weight data on Flemish Giants, of ANY age, of ANY ARBA-recognized Flemish Giant variety.
Everything else, I'll address
in this FAQ
The goal is, after collecting at least ONE YEAR of kit weights in Flemish Giant, we hope to be able to offer many looks at what kits should weigh up at, across seasons of birth, across varieties, across geographical regions, and across litter sizes.
No one has ever done this before.
I don't care who you are, and there will not be a place for you to enter it.
If yo consciously choose to enter crap data, it will show up in the analysis and will get weeded out.
This database is valid for ANY age of Flemish kits, from 2oz to beyond 25lbs... see also "crap data."
The thing is, we will be coordinating age against weight for every Flemish variety and both sexes. It's intended so that new or even experienced breeders can judge their new litters against a population of Flemish larger than anyone has ever seen before, It's intended to replace those old 1970s/1980s paper charts and rules-of thumb that have been around for more than 40 years, but have never provided anyone the detail needed to help new breeders or breeders moving into new varieties.
It's also worth saying who I am.
All that said,
let's get started