When you see an advertisement, specially for rabbits you should truly pay attention on what it really says.... for example: " from great Champion lines, both sire and dam are grand champions..." That can be true however doesn't mean that the actual bunny is a great quality!!! in fact many times us breeders breed Grand Champions and not always get a great quality, so basically quality is what you can recognize right here right now, not what the ancestors were. or what the pedigree says! Some times genes don't click and you end up with tons of pet quality bunnies out of Grand Champion parents :(
Buyer beware!!!! Advertising can be deceiving even when it's not intentionally,very often I hear people commenting in the show tables that they bought a great pedigree and poor quality, new Holland lop lovers are the biggest victims, they look for good lines and often without knowledge they choose a pedigree instead of the animal standing in front of them. If you are starting in Holland Lops I recommend not buying babies as show quality as at early age is simply impossible to discern what a baby will be at 4-5 months. So if you want to breed or show stay away from babies, buy an adult that represents what you are looking for , Babies are normally sold by pedigree and that can be a big mystery, we just cannot tell how a baby will look at in the future, we can identify very bad qualities, but often not the good ones. I keep my best, I'm trying very hard to produce great quality and keep them for my kids to show. When I have a pet quality I normally contact my waiting list and they make great companions ,but I don't sell my show qualities they are harder to come by then some breeders make it sound...lol
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