Monday, 1 April 2013

Wild Life in Rhineland

Good morning you all, Happy Easter Monday! Today I want to show you some feathered Moos I have made for the challenge  over at Moo-Mania. The pictures show  the feathered German Easter Bunny, a rare specimen found only in Rhineland. These are sometimes called cuckoo bunnies, as their mothers put them into egg shells and leave them to be brought up by chicks, who care for them devotedly. In the third picture you can see their typical head-feather still adhering to an egg shell. But back to the rabbits! Their Latin name is Hase Falsa Rhenania, and they unfortunately have a very short life, as they get hunted on Easter Sunday and mostly eaten because they taste just like chocolate.

This is one of the even rarer domesticated examples (Hase Falsa Rhenania Domesticata)....
Very few attain this age and are able to enter domestic service. Some restaurants even use human bunny-girls as a rather ridiculous and completely inadequate substitute!

And here a wild one.... 


A chick looking at her 'brother', who has just hatched. Unfortunately, he moo-ved so fast that I did not get him on the photo.


Have a good day you all, take care and thanks for coming by!








24 comments:

  1. smashing selection of moo cards Valerie. Hugs Annette x

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  2. Lovely Easter tribute today, Happy Easter Monday!

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  3. Ha ha ha! Loved this one. Great moos and a lovely Joke for April 1st! Well done. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. lol great laugh for April Fool's Day Valerie. Love the little chick and the colours on that Moo.

    Have a good day-hopefully a bit warmer than of late.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. ha ha to your post! good one Valerie. I like the domestic bunny - he can come and live with me. Enjoy your day. hugs, Donna

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  6. oh Du meine Güte ..Valerie... die kenn ich noch gar nicht diese Species... sind wohl so ne Art Rheinländische Wolperdinger..lol...
    genial mal wieder Deine Ideen und Umsetzungen!
    Liebe Dank für diese witzig schönen MOOVALOSITÄTEN ala Bastelmania!

    xxx
    Susi

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  7. Ha, ha, pull the other one Valerie! I'm off on Wed and back on Sunday. TTFN. Xx

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  8. A great April fools joke and a super post. loved the photos and moos.
    Yvonne x

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  9. You are so funny! Happy April fools day and a wonderfully delightful post and pics! ~Diane

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  10. MOOvelous post val, gave me a good chuckle! Love your sense of humour! Hugs, Barb

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  11. Brilliant fun Valerie and brilliant Moos.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Hilarious Valerie!! As good as any Haggis tale I'm sure :D
    Fab Moo Cards too btw :0) Mo

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  13. How cute are those rabbits?! Fun easter projects. We had some sun and warmth today, lovely! x

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  14. Your moo's have me smiling. Too cute..

    Hugs~

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  15. Hilarious Valerie!
    But I have to ask....have you been drinking???? LOL
    I hope you had an eggcellent Easter!.
    xoxo

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  16. Neesie, of course I've been drinking - lots of coffee, as always!

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  17. April fool to you too ! gorgeous moos

    Marie

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  18. Aww... "super adorable", Valerie! :]

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  19. Fabulous! Love the one in the middle - looks like he's streaking, lol.
    Lovely work as always. Hope it was a wonderful Easter for you, xoxo

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  20. wow - cool ideas - so beautiful!

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  21. Großartige Werke sind das wieder, Valerie.

    Danke für's Mitmachen bei MOO-MANIA

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