Daily Archives: March 2, 2009

Something’s coming at 12 am!!!

Here’s a hint:

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Judges At Rabbit Shows: Something You Should Know

First of all I must say that, an ethical ARBA registered judge will never decide to judge if his/her rabbits regardless of owners are competing in the show. This means that if there is a rabbit in the show what is bred and sold to someone, the breeder who happens to be a judge must not judge in that show. There should not be any room for favoritism even though a judge is known for his/her strong principles and ethics. They will normally not agree to judge based on their own conscience and beliefs. That is a trait worth respecting because after all, humans are weak and may be influenced to a certain extend.

And guess what? I have got word that one of the US breeders that sends rabbits here will be judging a show in Malaysia in near future. He/she is a very experienced show breeder but given the fact that this is just a fancy rabbit show and not a full fledged ARBA show, it is acceptable even though I believe he/she is not an ARBA judge.

But somehow I find it weird as he/she will be judging his/her own rabbits since there may be rabbits in the show that came from him/her. Oh well, this is Malaysia, the land of “Malaysia BOLEH (Malaysia CAN)!”. Anything can happen. Let’s simply put it that I prefer “CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN”.

I wonder what happens in the US if the judge is indeed judging his/her own rabbits and insists to judge despite knowing the fact that there are rabbits from his/her breedings on the table. Let’s see what really happens in the show as it would be really interesting to watch. We better not be judging a rabbit show before the judge judges the rabbits.

But for now, I wish all RABBIT HELL breaks loose! Get those bunnies conditioned and ready for the SHOW!

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Why Holland Lops started with the Tortoiseshell color?

This is the question that I am pondering today. If you have seen most of the Holland Lop websites and if you are a person that goes for the overall TYPE of a Holland Lop, you’ll soon come to realize that most of them are in the Tortoiseshell Variety. You may come across some breeders with color projects as well but it is quite rare to find very typey colored Holland Lops.

I really hope that somewhere out there someone may have the answer to this question. I really cannot think of any possible answer at the moment. And I have got this “WHY TORT?” ringing in my head like all the time.

The only logical answer is they were first imported into US from the origin country only in the TORT variety. But what intrigues me is whether there are any other colors beside torts when Holland Lop first started and still, why tort and not another color.

Honestly, I am more in love with the physical build and overall personality of a Holland than the color. Color is quite insignifcant to me because I am not a racist towards rabbits. LOL!!!!

But if you do have the answer, I would appreciate the sharing. Thanks in advance.

Updates:

I am getting some leads here. Laurie just mentioned Jeff Hardin being the first person who imported the first batch of Holland Lops in to the states. Boy am I learning some stuff! Research and more research!

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