Breeding rabbits might be very easy, however breeding Holland Lops to improve the breed and to be as close in type as the Standard of Perfection calls for is a completely different story.
Just about anyone can mix color and produce cute baby bunnies, but to produce firm bodies,high head mount, wide side to side and front to back crowns, short stocky, thick boned worthy of keeping is not as easy as some make it seem. After doing this now for a while I'm just getting the idea of what I want to produce and how hard it is to stick strictly to type. Colors are fun but no one really want long bodies, long eared Holland Lops, the type of a true dwarf Holland Lop is what makes people fall in love.
I love their full cheeks, short "tree trunks" front legs, however produzing those are tougher then it seems. In 10 litters you may get one good enough to keep for a begginer like me and I'm not about to sell it , these animals are priceless!
That's why my waiting list is so long, because I'm trying so hard to produce high quality animals, pets are not readily available. What does the standard calls for? I quote from ARBA Standard of perfection 2011-2015 I quote:
Body: Short, Massive and thick set.
Head: The head is to be massive in appearance with good width, beginning at the front of the crown and rounding down between the eyes to an extremely short and well filled muzzle.
Ears:The ears should hang close to the cheeks from a strongly defined and properly positioned crown. The ears should be thick, wide, well-rounded at the tips and well furred.
Crown: The crown should be a strongly defined ridge which appear to sit on the top of the head and add to its massive appearance
Bone, Feet &Legs: The legs are to be short, thick, straight and heavily boned.
Fur: Rollback fur, The fur is to be glossy, dense, fine in texture and uniform in Length.
That's what my goal is when I breed a pair I want to produce the best and I'm striving to have a full new bloodline that confirms to the standards and make us proud. Look for GW's !
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