The standard calls for Holland Lops to be 4 lbs (MAXIMUM) and that’s approximately 1.8 kgs. And look what I found out about the Rabbit Hill’s Skor.
The scale showed 3.25 kgs! My eyes nearly popped out their sockets!
I was so attracted to the way Skor was posing that I forgotten that someone tweaked my scale. After a quick adjustment, I got the right figure. He weighs almost 1.9 kgs or 4.2 lbs. just 0.2 over the standard.
With the does, breeders usually do not mind if there are big and ugly. Brood does come in many shapes and sizes. It made me wonder sometimes if there is such thing as a “brood” quality buck. I dare say now that my question has been answered. If we need those normal and big does to avoid getting peanuts, I believe normal/false dwarf bucks could be used with true dwarf does to help us get true dwarfs and at the same time avoid getting peanuts.
Skor is a very chunky huggable bunny. You’ll be tempted to give him a good squeeze if you see him. Don’t all Hollands make you feel the same?
Have a nice Sunday everyone!
3 responses to “7.2 lbs Holland Lop!?”
7.2 lb. Holland buck! That’s funny!
You’re right about the BUDs (Big Ugly Does). We use them and they sometimes tilt the scales at 5 to 5 1/2 lbs. They tend to be excellent mothers; great milk producers and the kindling seems to go much smoother with them. The trick is to match the BUD up with a smaller, high quality show buck. The other way around – having the bigger buck breed to a much smaller doe may cause delivery complications in the “not so veteran” doe. The kits might be a bit large for her birthing canal. Be careful with that one.
Timothy, I love your website! Nice information!!!
Thanks Dan. Am very flattered that piece of information coming from you! You’re a superb HL breeder!
Now that would be one big “boneded” holland lop.