Holland Lops

The Holland Lop is classified as a small sized breed. The Holland Lops have a stocky build, with a short, thick-set body, rounded haunches and short, strong legs. The head is broad with a strongly curved profile, and broad, thick ears that hang down beside the head.

The Holland Lops have a dense coat of soft, medium length hair.The senior bucks and does must be 6 months or older and weight not over 1.81 kg. The junior bucks and does are to be under 6 months of age and with a minimum weight 0.91 kg. During the competition, all color are to be shown as Solid and Broken pattern. Recognized colors within a group are not to be judged separately.

The many varieties of Holland Lop are grouped into 8 groups. Here are those groups:

  1. Self: Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, REW and BEW
  2. Shaded: Sable Point, Siamese Sable, Seal, Smoke Pearl, Black Tort, Blue Tort, Chocolate Tort and Lilac Tort.
  3. Agouti: Chestnut, Chocolate Agouti, Chinchilla, Chocolate Chinchilla, Lynx, Opal and Squirrel
  4. Tan Pattern: Black, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Otters.
  5. Wide Band: Cream, Fawn, Frosty, Orange, Red and Tri-colors.
  6. Pointed White: Black, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Pointed Whites.
  7. Ticked: Gold Tipped and Silver Tipped Steels in Black, Chocolate, Blue and Lilac.
  8. Broken: Any color in conjunction with white.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_lops

Netherland Dwarfs

The Netherland Dwarf's head and eyes are disproportionately large with respect to its body, and its ears are tiny and carried high on the head. Additionally, the face is rounded and shortened. You will also find that they have a compact and rounded body. These features, part of the animal's dwarfism, cause them to look infantile even into adulthood.

Dwarf crosses frequently retain some of these characteristics, depending on the breed the dwarf is crossed with. However, crosses rarely look as babyish as the purebred dwarfs and are usually somewhat larger.

Purebred Netherland Dwarfs exist in an extensive variety of colors, including Himalayan, Black, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Smoke Pearl, Sable Point, Tortoiseshell, Chestnut, Siamese Sable, Opal, Lynx, Squirrel, Chinchilla, Otter, Tan, Silver Marten, Sable Marten, Smoke Pearl Marten, Orange, Fawn, Steel, Broken, Blue-Eyed White and Ruby Eyed White.

Other colors (including mismarks) exist in non-show-quality Netherland Dwarfs and in dwarf mongrel rabbits.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarfs

Flemish Giants

As one of the largest breeds of domestic rabbit, the Flemish Giant is a semi-arch type rabbit with its back arch starting back of the shoulders and carrying through to the base of the tail giving a "mandolin" shape. The body of a Flemish Giant Rabbit is long and powerful with relatively broad hindquarters. Bucks have a broad, massive head in comparison to does. Does may have a large, full, evenly carried dewlap (the fold of skin under their chins).

The fur of the Flemish Giant is known to be glossy and dense. When stroked from the hindquarters to the head, the fur will roll back to its original position.

The ARBA standard has seven different colors

  1. black
  2. blue
  3. fawn
  4. light gray
  5. sandy
  6. steel gray
  7. white.

They are shown in six classes (three buck classes and three doe classes):

  • Junior bucks and does under 6 months
  • Intermediate bucks and does 6–8 months
  • Senior bucks and does 8+ months

The minimum show weight for a Senior (older than 8 months) doe is 14 lbs (about 6.4 kg), and the minimum weight of a Senior buck is 13 lbs (about 5.9 kg) (ARBA Standards of Perfection).

A senior doe can take 1 year to reach full maturity. A senior buck can take 1.5 years to reach full maturity. It is not unusual to see a 10 kilo (22 pound) Flemish Giant, with the largest weighing as much as 50 pounds; although these species technically constitute Continental and German Giants

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_Giant