Holland Lops

The Holland Lop is considered by most to be America’s favorite breed. A man from the Netherlands named Adrian DeCock developed the breed by crossing a Netherland Dwarf buck to a French Lop doe, and developed the breed from there.  The breed first appeared in America in 1975 and developed instant fame. It was quickly recognized by the ARBA and has been one of the most popular breeds for both pets and show.

The original color was a dark tortoise called Madagascar, and tortoise remains the most common variety of Hollands today. Though most Hollands you see are tort or broken tort, other fairly common colors include black, blue tort, sable point, orange, chestnut, chinchilla, frosty, and the broken versions of those varieties.  Rabbits that are blue-eyed white, tricolored, and any other of the lesser-known varieties are considered “colored Hollands.” Ellie’s Rabbitry carries both tri-colored, blue eyed whites and broken orange Holland Lops, all three are considered “Colored Hollands.”

The Holland Lop is supposed to have a massive look, but be an overall small sized rabbit. The standard says the ideal weight is in the 3-pound range, but breeders find their rabbits pushing the 4-pound limit as they select for thicker bone and more solid, 

heavyset bodies. The head should be large and bold.  The ears should be short, thick, and round in shape. The body should be short and muscular, with shoulders of nearly equal depth and width as the hindquarters. The coat isn’t worth many points in the Holland standard compared to type, but it should have a gentle rollback. Properly typed Holland Lops have heads that are set high on the shoulders.  A Holland’s head should never be pushed down to the table when judging, but the rabbit should be allowed to show off its natural head mount.

Personality wise, Holland Lops are winners! Much like their Mini Plush Lop relatives, Holland lops are docile, sweet and mellow tempered, especially when socialized at a young age with their people family. Unlike a Mini Plush Lop, Hollands do shed, about the same amount as a very small cat.

Care & Grooming

Holland Lops do not require any special grooming like English Angoras and Lionheads! The only thing that needs to be done to a Holland is an occasional nail trim. You can learn more about nail trimming under the “Rabbit Care” page. They are a very low maintenance bunny, perfect for kids and older folks. 

Purchasing a Holland Lop

If interested in purchasing a Holland Lop from Ellie’s Rabbitry, please read through the sales agreement under the “Sales Agreement” tab. I usually have available babies every couple of months and use a waiting list system. The sooner you’re on the waiting list, the sooner you can come pick up your bunny and the more color choices you will have! Pricing information can also be seen on the sales agreement page.

All Holland Lops come with a birth certificate or full pedigree upon request. Ellie’s Rabbitry enjoys producing unique colors and Holland Lop varieties. All stock come from impressive show lines, but keep in mind not all of the colors produced at Ellie’s Rabbitry are showable. If you’re looking for a show prospect, let me know and together we will find the perfect show bunny for you.

If interested in purchasing a Holland Lop from Ellie’s Rabbitry, please read through the sales agreement under the “Sales Agreement” tab. I usually have available babies every couple of months and use a waiting list system. The sooner you’re on the waiting list, the sooner you can come pick up your bunny and the more color choices you will have! Pricing information can also be seen on the sales agreement page.

Meet Some of My Holland Lop's

Snow White - BEW Doe

Holly - Black Tort Doe

Brady - Tri Buck

Clinton - Broken Sable Point Buck

Butterscotch - Broken Black Tort Buck

Millie - Broken Orange

Babies from Past Litters