My favorite part of the Holland Lop is their mass, bone, width and smooshed face. I think these 4 things go together. Without a single one of these thinks, a Holland just doesn't really look like a Holland.
Often, if a Holland has a long nose, they will tend to have longer ears and a longer body. If they have a smooshed, flat nose, they will often have a shorter, thicker, chunkier body.
I love chubby rabbits. I mean, come on, who doesn't? But I don't love overweight rabbits, or "fat" rabbits. I love rabbits that are huggable, squishy enough to squeeze and love. Hollands are just like that!
Holland Lops are supposed to have thick bones. The best way to tell if the rabbit has "bone", is by looking at its front legs. If the legs are thick, like little tree stumps, that's good bone. If the legs are thin, and you can see where the ankle is when the foot bends on the table, that's bad bone or "weak ankles".
I think all these things go together. There is so much more to the Holland Lop - their tiny, lopped ears, fur, coloring, ect. But these are just my favorite parts. Of the rabbit's appearance, that is.
Because not only does a Holland LOOK super cute, but they have the best personalities ever! That's what I breed for. Not only the overall "Holland" look, like all breeders should be doing, but also great, family-friendly temperaments and great mothering skills.
What's your favorite part about the Holland Lop?