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Holland or mini?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby vixieflower » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm


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Here is a link to more photos and a video of her. I have been doing some research and it sounds based on her size she may be a mini lop. What is a good way to tell between the two?
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Re: Holland or mini?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:55 pm


Size looks more like a mini, but that color is more common in hollands. Without a pedigree you'd be best calling it a lop cross.
A lot of false dwarf pet line holland lops have features that look like mini lops, so without a pedigree or a lot familiarity with the lines it can be hard to tell between them.

Holland Lop (True Dwarf/Show Quality)
  • Under 4 lbs
  • High head mount (should carry head above shoulders)
  • Short ears (ideal length = even with jaw)
  • Rounded skull & especially rounded brow
  • Some common colors: tortoise, sable point, broken, orange

Holland Lop (False Dwarf/Pet or Brood Quality)
  • Usually about 3-5 lbs
  • High head mount (should carry head above shoulders) - however some, esp pet lines don't carry their head well
  • Longer ears
  • Longer limbs
  • Some common colors: tortoise, sable point, broken, orange

Mini Lop
  • 4.5-6.5 lbs, you see them up to 7-7.5 lbs though sometimes
  • Low head mount (should carry head below shoulders)
  • Longer ears
  • Rounded skull
  • Some common colors: chestnut, chinchilla, steel, broken
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Re: Holland or mini?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Marinea » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:48 pm


Pretty bun!

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Re: Holland or mini?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby ozemba » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:47 pm


I'll also throw in a vote for false dwarf Holland, but without a pedigree could be lop cross.

I have three false dwarf Holland does and two true dwarf Holland does all pedigreed. One of the false dwarf girls is 5 1/2 lbs and throws great big ole litters though (5-7 kits), I always put her with my teeny 2 3/4 lb buck. Some kits have their daddy's look and some have their mom's ridiculous long ears.

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