Monthly Archives: September 2011

3 Weeks Old BIS & Grand Champion Winner Anyone?

Many breeders start selling their rabbits when they are 8 weeks old and on the other hand, buyers nowadays are fast learning to use bunny language, terms and lingo. But when both these situations collide, we do have a slight problem.

I am not sure how other breeders react to the question “Are they show or brood quality?”

I must say that this is a irrelevant question when it comes to buying a young rabbit. No one can guarantee if the rabbit at 8 weeks would turn out to be Show Quality or even winning material for the matter. I for one will never ever guarantee my 8 weeks old are show materials. I can see the potential but can never guarantee a 100% show quality.

In many incidents, I found that buyers can only relate the term “Show Quality” to the little chubby “bulldog”ish look in a Holland Lop and at the same time disregarding the Standard of Perfection altogether. They are not aware of the Standard of Perfection at all and as long as the little bunny is chubby and cute, anything goes. The term “Show Quality” is merely used as a search criteria just like how we enter keywords into Google for a quick search. It has lost all its meaning and weight.

As a friend commented on this subject, “even a show quality rabbit that is not well taken care of can turn out to be a pet quality rabbit”. I go a step further to say that even if it is a show quality animal, it is very subjective whether if it gets thrown off the show tables first or stay on and claim its Best of Breed title.

I have learned that this hobby is extremely dynamic and subjective. And like how my mentor puts it, we should breed according to the Standard of Perfection and also, “BREED FOR WHAT I LIKE”.

But just for the fun of it and throwing in a little humor into the subject, I would like to say that every 3 or 4 weeks old Holland Lop deserves the BIS title.

Let me tell you why with the photos below:

Perfect at 3 weeks?

The truth of the matter is, you can never be sure until the rabbit is at least 4 months old.

BUT, this should not be taken as an excuse to sell rabbits at 8 weeks and saying, “It’s hard to tell at 8 weeks”. There is a keyword called “Potential” and I shall leave that up to the breeder who you are buying the young rabbit from to explain further why he/she thinks the rabbit(s) in question have the potential.

Good luck in your search!


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True Love’s A Gift

Stumbled across another song that mentions “true love” and this time by 2 of my favorite artistes of all time – Mariah Carey & Ne-Yo.


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Seoul Searching

Anyong-haseyo everyone, how are you doing?

I am sure that when you see or hear someone greeting in a different language, you can roughly guess where that person has been. That is also the reason why I have not been updating my weblog lately, life is really really hectic for me. I am really glad that all the bunnies are very well taken care of and I do miss them very dearly.

A beautiful place

The land of Gimchi is so beautiful, enchanting and at times romantic. A culture that is rooted so deep and if only I knew the language, my stay here could have been much better.

And so as most of you have also guessed, what will bunny man do without bunnies? Hmmm, that didn’t sound quite right but I am sure you know what I mean (Don’t think too much!). Again, what will bunny man do without being around his Holland Lops? Go looking for bunnies that is!

After going through some write ups about pets in Korea, I safely conclude that keeping pets is not really a huge thing over here but I did saw a family from Japan with a little long haired Dachshund,  a pretty lady walking her Poodle on the street, a couple more mongrels and a few Animal Medical Centers. Apparently, there is a street that is called Chungmuro Pet Street with over 20 pet shops and veterinary practices. I did not have the time to go there though but the information I gathered was that they cater more for dog and cat lovers. Given the odds, I felt that it was pretty hard for bunny man to find a rabbit here.

While I was making a tour of its famous landmarks, all I could see was bunny articles like musical box, bags and wooden sculptures.

A little cute spinning bunny musical box

Bunny bag

It does feel crowded for a bunny man searching for just one bunny in the midst of all the other types of pets - A wooden bunny

The last day of my stay here soon approached and I wondered if I will be able to see at least one rabbit before I leave. I was not expecting to see a Holland Lop or any funky breeds but at least, just for the fun of it, I wish to see an ordinary rabbit. For the rest of the day, I did not think much about it. After dinner, I went for a little walk around the hotel vicinity and found this cool place called Junk Art Park. It is a park filled with sculptures made out of scrap metals and materials. I found this place rather interesting and as usual, started snapping a lot of photos.

A pair of penguin looking sculptures

As I turned from taking the above picture, and from the corner of my eye, I saw something moved!

A beautiful grey bunny. Running free and wild...

LO AND BEHOLD, a rabbit right in front of me! I was dumbstruck and couldn’t make a move. Before I could click on the camera, it ran and took cover under a jeep parked nearby. I waited patiently for it to come out from underneath the vehicle and it must have been my camera that made it so afraid of me. I was satisfied nonetheless that I finally caught a glimpse of a rabbit here in Korea.

A rabbit appearing in the strangest of places and when I least expected to appear tells me something pretty profound. Some call it fate, others may call it destiny but I would like to call it, God’s little SURPRISE for me.

Happy weekend everyone and everybun!


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Backdrop Goreng Garang

Beyonce have a stage name or what she calls alter ego. Sacha Fierce? Like an average person, I do have a liking for beautiful things. If you have not already notice, I like capturing photographs of my rabbits and most of the time with interesting backdrops. After yesterday’s photography session, I went into a backdrop rampage.

If I have an alter ego for this rage for backdrop it would be “Backdrop Goreng Garang” or simply translated means “Fierce Backdrop Fryer” – ROFL. Sheer nonsense I know…

Let’s see what I have been frying up today. Poor little Miracle became my camwhore but he was such a good boy that knew what was required of him. Got the job done in a few minutes.

The Ladybug and Mushroom theme

The Bubble theme

The Meadow theme

The Random Pattern theme

Now let’s vote for your favorite:

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When My Fur Grows

Pixie Blu slowly coming into her own...

Time can make a lot of difference to a young rabbit. Time can either break or make the good looks in youngsters between 6 weeks to 5 months. They are different from week to week and that proved my point that most are attracted to rabbits at 4 weeks (under age) and show less liking for 8 week olds. But if you do wait a little longer, you will start to see some amazing results.

But bear in mind that genetics still play a great role here. What I just mentioned should not be taken literally and discretion while obtaining good stocks must be exercised.

I posted photos of Mighty Joe and Nessie last week. Let’s see after just one week, how much they have developed:

Mighty Joe living up to his name...

Nessie, don't you just love her?


Backdrop from – http://www.fabricfanatics.com.my/

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Somebun For You?

Please email truluvrabbitry@gmail.com if you are interested. Genuine inquiries only.

Buck. DOB 19th June 2011

Doe. DOB 19th June 2011.

Doe. DOB 13th June 2011


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Tru-Luv Rabbitry on Doggy Style Magazine!

In an era where dogs and cats still rule the pet magazine and publishing world, Tru-Luv Rabbitry has defy all odds and ended up in Doggy Style Magazine. Wondering how the my Holland Lops ended up in the doggy world? Grab a copy of the magazine today! It’s only RM 4.90 per copy and I hope everyone will enjoy my article on it!

Here are the places to grab a copy:

  • XOXO Pets Store, Jalan PJU 5/20D Kota Damansara
  • Amigo Pets House, Jalan Pekan Baru 30A/KU 1 Klang
  • D.O.G. Cutting Edge Pet Grooming Salon, Jalan PJU 5/21 Kota Damansara
  • My Pet Paradise Salon, Jalan PJU 1A/41B NZX Ara Jaya
  • Jo Wyen Pet House, PJS 8/6Sunway Mentari
  • Dog House, Jalan Templer PJ
  • Happy Tails Petz, Jalan USJ 10/1 Subang Jaya
  • Providence Mart, Jalan PP 2/3 Puchong
  • WonderPet Planet, Jalan Putra Perdana 1/2 Puchong
  • Happie & Jovie, Centre Point Bandar Utama
  • CASA, Encorp Strand Kota Damansara
  • Diva Nine Pet Salon, Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara
  • Pets World@Bukit Tinggi
  • Amigo Pets House@behind Klang Parade
  • Pets For You, Puchong & Rawang branch
  • Pets and The City
  • Grooming Tails
  • Letoro Grooming
  • ALL Pets More outlets
  • Kawayi Pet House, Damai Perdana 1/9C, KL
  • Asean Puppy, Jalan Manis 3, Cheras
  • Lee Pet Supply, Lorong Yap Hin, Pudu, KL
  • Wildlife Zological Supplies, Jalan Sultan, KL
  • Peek A Pet, Batu 3 3/4, Jalan Ipoh, KL
  • Paw Groom, Jalan SL 1/11, Cheras

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