We have come a long way since we got our first Holland lops! So many frustrating experiences and disappointments but we persevered and now we are only 3 rabbits away from having only the offspring of purchased rabbits. Why is this important to us?
Well, our goal is to have our own bloodline,compete in shows and do well at it. We are very grateful for friends who have allowed us to purchase their rabbits but we believe that the rewarding part of being a breeder is to show your own rabbits. We have shown other breeder's rabbits but that just confirm what we already knew. We selected our animals from a great breeder here in Utah and we did so because we loved his animals, so is no news that such animals would do well in shows. The biggest accomplishments for Luise and I will be to show our own animals. Rabbits that we bred and raise. Show prospect that we selected as a baby and grew to be part of our show team! Now we are very excited because we only have three rabbits from another breeder and after they are gone to help someone else,we will be able to put together a team of our own homegrown Holland lops show rabbits. It is much harder to produce your own than buying!
As we now show in Open at ARBA shows we are excited to start showing ONLY rabbits that we bred, selected and raised.
One thing that Lulu and I always try to remember is that we too had a beginning. Back then no one would answer our questions or even bother to reply. Everything we learned was by trial and error. Because of that when a new breeder reaches out and ask for help we are always glad to reply. What I do find very annoying is when the same new breeders become instant EXPERTS. Overnight they start to criticize what you do and tell others how much they know!
I wonder if after a while this just get so annoying that people start to ignore messages...lol I'm not sure but it kind of makes sense why long time breeders sometimes don't reply email sent by new ones.
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