Holland Lop Color Project
2000-2010


I got into Hollands because let's face it, little lop-eared bunnies are adorable. It was also what my 4-H club leader (Sara Russ, for those of you in the show circle back then) raised. But I was quickly bored with all of the Hollands being tort with a few blacks here and there. Originally I was in to Tri-Colors and Shadeds (Sable Points, Smoke Pearl, and Siamese Sables) but by 2003/04 got out of the Shadeds and switched to Agoutis so I could work them in with my Tri-Colors having limited space.

In 2010, after working for the previous two years to fix the colour standard and move forward with the showing of colour Hollands and having it thrown out the window, I decided to change breeds. I still have a soft spot for the Hollands, but it will be 2015 before the standard has a chance to get fixed now, and probably 2020 before things actually progress as it has become clear to me that the HLRSC is not currently interested in moving forward with colors. There is still too much of the old mentality "If it's not a tort, it's not a Holland". Personal life changing and further limiting my space, the negativity about what I was trying to do, and the fact that I accompolished the goals I had set out with just lined up and I knew it was time to sell out to people who would continue the work and take it further. I am proud of what I was able to do, going from poorly typed Hollands to ones who won legs and even finished out Grand Championships. Colours can and do win, and I wish lots of luck to everyone still working on them.

If you are interested in my Holland Lops stock, the following breeders are really working with my lines and bought my sell-out stock, although you will find ARR's in pedigrees all over the United States and some in Canada.
Pat & Jim Shooks, Michigan (agoutis) - Leprechaun Lops
Gina Grasso, Michigan (tris and agoutis) - Green Bean Farms

Lesley Faulkner, Vermont (tris)- Saltbox Pastures

Kim, North Carolina (tris)- (email)

Here are some of my favorite Hollands over the years.


ARR's Yang
Lynx Senior Buck
~Multiple top 5 placements

ARR's Auger
Opal Senior Doe
~Multiple top 5 placements & BOV

ARR's Coconut
Broken Opal Junior Buck
~ Shown once under me, placed top 5

ARR's Cytoplasm
Opal Junior Doe
~Multiple top 5 placements

ARR's Meaux Pas
Lynx Junior Doe
~Shown once, took 1st SJD

ARR's Aronica
Chocolate Junior Doe
~Not shown under me

ARR's Jesse
Chocolate Chestnut Senior Buck
~Multiple top 5 placements

ARR's Hydrogen
Opal Senior Buck
~Multiple top 5 placements

ARR's Coconut
Broken Opal Junior Buck
~ Shown once under me, placed top 5

ARR's Dedekind
Black Harlequin Senior Buck
~Not a showable colour, but awesome!

ARR's Sungura
Broken Opal Senior Doe
~Multiple top 5 placements

ARR's Melman
Broken Cream Junior Buck
~ Shown once under me, placed top 5

ARR's Kellsbells
Chocolate Tricolour Junior Doe
~Not Shown under me

ARR's Gibson
Cream Junior Buck
~Not shown under me

ARR's Pegasus
Black Tricolour Senior Buck
~ Multiple top 5, made cut at 2008 ARBA

ARR's Potatoe
Broken Cream Junior Doe
~Not Shown under me

ARR's Pudge
Lilac Junior Doe
~Not shown under me

ARR's Sigma
Chocolate Tricolour Junior Doe
~ Sadly didn't make it past weaning

ARR's Skipper
Cream Senior Buck
~Multiple top 5, 1 Leg

ARR's Trifecta
Blue Tricolour Senior Doe
~ Shown once, took 1st bjd

ARR's Tigerlion
Lilac Harlequin Senior Buck
~ Unshowable colour