Lineage Tracing

I spend most of my free time tracing back Holland Lop lineages of breeders I admire and have high regards for. Most of the time, I literally drool over rabbit photos on their websites. So here I am again trying to figure out who’s who in my rabbits. LOL!

Some of these photos I am sharing does not belong to me nor have I asked the permission to use them. I would like to apologize if any of the photo owners are offended. Please let me know so that I can remove them without question. But I do hope the owners to these photos do not mind me using them. I will put a note at the bottom of the photos specifying the websites I have taken them from. I would like to thank Todd Naragon & Scott Rodriguez for some of the photos featured in this post. They were very kind to allow me to take photos off their websites.

When I first started out researching on Holland Lops, I came across many websites and some of which are breeders who have quit raising rabbits altogether. The two breeders that have carved a very deep impression on my mind about Holland Lops are:

1) Belokonny – Dr. Mark (wife Sarah) & David Belokonny

2) Pitney – Sarah & Dan Pitney

These 2 Holland Lop breeders have made a huge impact on most of the lineages we have today. Sadly, both rabbitries no longer exist but their stocks are all over the US. To be able to get hold of the descendants of their lines is a really huge honor. And owning them would be like my wildest dream come true. I am very proud and happy to say that I do own descendants of their lines of Holland Lops. I really have got Scott Rodriguez to thank (again!) for making this a dream come true.

Tracing back both Thunder and Haley’s lineage, I could find some familiar names and I am grateful to even put faces to these names.

Some of the names behind Thunder:

Troy Boy (Thunder's sire) - Photo taken from www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Thunder's sire - Photo taken from http://www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Thunder's Grand Dam - Photo taken from www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Thunder's Grand Dam - Photo taken from http://www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Sarah's Isabelly (Thunder's Great Grand Dam) - Photo taken from http://www.geocities.com/pitneyhollandlops/

Sarah's Isabelle (Thunder's Great Grand Dam) - Photo taken from http://www.geocities.com/pitneyhollandlops/

Naragon's Anubis (Thunder's Great Grand Sire) - Photo taken from http://www.angelfire.com/in4/naragon/

Naragon's Anubis (Thunder's Great Grand Sire) - Photo taken from http://www.angelfire.com/in4/naragon/

Thunder's Great Grand Dam - Photo taken from www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Thunder's Great Grand Dam - Photo taken from http://www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Some of the names behind Haley:

Sarah's Lewis (Haley's Great Grand Sire) 2004 ARBA Convention 1st BSB - Photo taken from http://www.geocities.com/pitneyhollandlops/

Sarah's Lewis (Haley's Great Grand Sire) 2004 ARBA Convention 1st BSB - Photo taken from http://www.geocities.com/pitneyhollandlops/

Haley's Dam - Photo taken from www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Haley's Dam - Photo taken from http://www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Haley's Great Grand Sire - Photo taken from www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Haley's Great Grand Sire - Photo taken from http://www.ivycrescenthollands.com

Looking back at all these photos and lineages, I am compelled to write this post in celebration and to take my hats off these breeders that have developed the Holland Lops we have today. We continue to thank those that has left this wonderful hobby and yet have their legacy continued by those who are working with the descendants of their rabbits. I also would also like to dedicate this post to all those still going strong in their chase for perfection for all the hard work they have done and still striving tirelessly.

A few names I would love to mention with their websites included. I know that I will definitely miss out a lot of breeders, please forgive me but here are just a few more Holland Lop “heavy weights” that I would like to mention besides from Scott Rodriguez (Ivy Crescent Hollands) & Todd Naragon (Naragon’s Holland Lops) as mentioned above and no offense intended to those not mentioned here (I will feature more breeders individually):

1) L.O.V. Bunnies Rabbitry – Ardis Hartwig & Tim Waddell

2) BunnyLand USA – Becky & Allan Ormond

3) Critter Co*op Rabbitry – Chris Zemny

4) THF Saynora – Tracy Lukeman & Jenna Buchenauer

Celebrate LIFE, Celebrate the Holland Lop!

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