Thursday, 11 March 2010
Thank you for being a loyal reader/follower, bunny business as usual on the other side. See you there!
Sunday, 7 March 2010
It's been a while since I write long ramblings and I just read a post in the local forum that basically pushed my patience to the brink of explosion. It just goes to show that no matter how much it is discussed in an open forum, words are mere words and can never penetrate thick skulls.
I have chosen to keep my comments to myself since it is a total waste of time trying to advice.
For the past few months, Malaysians have been introduced to a breed called "LOP EAR". What a loose name to refer to rabbits with ears falling or drooping. If you have done enough research, the two words "LOP EAR" is used to refer to the LOP BREEDS.
Do you know how many types of Lop Ears there are?
French Lop, Meissener Lop, English Lop, German Lop, Holland Lop and Miniature Lop just to name a few. So I am pretty much very confused because some breeders label their rabbits LOP EAR and there is always this "LOP EAR FOR SALE".
The reason for this is because to a certain extend, TLR has highlighted that not all are Holland Lops. So as an easy way out, breeders found it more convenient and "safe" to just use a general term "LOP EAR".
Honestly, whenever I see "LOP EAR" it only shows me how ignorant and ill informed the breeder is. And it is obvious that the breeder himself or herself do not even know what breed is being put up for sale. I am also convinced that it is a form of DECEPTION to get those unaware to purchase these rabbits. I wonder sometimes if it is right religiously to deceive in business. Well never mind that because rabbits are made for our "rezeki" or profit.
That being said, even each lop ear breed has got a standard to adhere to in weight and physical characteristics. For those who care to know and understand, here is a good guide to the Standard of Perfection for Holland Lops by James & Emily Meagher of Proud Ear's Rabbitry - http://www.proudears.com/standard.html.
It is better for me to just stop writing here. If only 50% of what I wrote here is understandable, it is good enough that I have put a message across effectively. And truthfully, I have no time for pet quality breeders. They are just a waste of time.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
By the way, this litter is now known as the Tumble Falling Torts. They are just a clumsy lot and never fail to give me a rude shock with how they love "committing suicide" all the time!
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
I am helping my dad to send 2 Holland Lop paintings to be auctioned at Loveland, Colorado in April 2010. It is in conjunction with the 2010 HLRSC Nationals hosted by Hollands & Friends.
We would like to thank Kay Miller for appreciating my dad's work and allowing us to share it with the rabbit world. We do hope that they will be well received and appreciated.
Have a nice Nationals everyone!
And for those of you who do not have the slightest idea why I am so obsessed with this bunny raising business, check out the video below.
I like all the kits born in Meadow Haven but this litter is the most amazing one thus far. All kits are pretty consistent on most of the traits. I have been told that breeders could tell if kits are different after spending some time and I believe this is what they meant. Somehow, they are just different. The best word I could use to describe this feeling is intuition. I am not sure but my guess is, if you know your herd well, this sort of feeling could be felt easily.
The kits weren't all cooperative today but here are some of the photos that I took this afternoon.
For now, I'll like to keep and hold on to them for much longer.
And for those who are interested to have show quality pets, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a couple of RETIRED Show Quality Does (IMPORTED) to pass along.