See how it creates that horseshoe shape with no ear control? We are Michael and Oksana from Helicopter Ears, where with many wonderful supporters we’ve been rescuing special-needs rabbits since 2011. However, rabbits do direct blood flow through their ears to cool so their ears can get heavier on hot days - so if they are on right on the border or lop/not lop that can tip them over. Lop rabbit or lop-eared rabbit refers to any rabbit with ears that droop, as opposed to being carried erect. tabby rabbit had helicopter ears from a few weeks and for ages. But it’s not enough. Also, any Broken Pattern rabbit with under 10% marking color (in the judge's opinion) will be disqualified. Her legs are short and straight, with extreme bone density as called for in the standard. Excessive scattered whites (in the judge's opinion) are also a DQ. You’ve fundraised incredible amounts, and together, we’ve made miracles for rabbits who had no hope. Holland Lops go through lots of head changes as they mature, and at different ages the head may or may not be proportionate to their body size. About us. A rabbit's ear, with its blood vessels close to the surface, is an essential thermoregulator,[1] since rabbits cannot sweat. This is often a mistake as many Hollands have immature, babyish heads until they are around 4 months old, when their head 'pops'. "[3] The Guinness World Records award for "Longest ears on a rabbit" was given in 2003 to an English Lop in the United States with ears measuring 31.125 inches (79.06 cm).[6]. Foreign spots on any variety are a DQ, as are white spots in colored sections and colored spots on white sections (apart from in brokens). Some common head faults are a ', snipey' head, a head lacking boldness, a small head, a flat face lacking curvature, a muzzle or cheek lacking fullness, and a head lacking side-to-side width as viewed from the front. Abnormalities in the skull of a half-lop rabbit were studied by Charles Darwin in 1868. We want a big, bold, fluffy crown with plenty of depth. This is definitely the best crown I've produced at this point. That is called crown definition. I thought it seemed a bit late to suddenly set in, especially after watching Elphie and Galinda grow up years ago. she's eight. At Helicopter Ears Rescue, we take in unwanted, abandoned, neglected and death row small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats etc. Please contact rescues to make an appointment before visiting them or giving up an animal. She is short enough in body to balance with her depth and width. All rabbits exhibit some level of ear control, but we want as little as possible. This senior doe is in excellent condition, and carries a good weight on her. This junior doe has excellent bone. She has excellent crown placement, which has been very hard to achieve. The last thing we are looking for is crown placement. She's lacking in front-to-back width, which is why there's a fold in the ear and a narrow ear base. Sometimes, a rabbit will have one ear up and one ear down, which is called helicopter ears and is a fault. The thickness of the ear, also known as 'substance', contributes greatly to the look of a quality Holland. :), The crown is SUPER important in Hollands. This doe is also in excellent condition, so her fur shines in the light. This buck was sold as a pet. Holland Lops are very slow to mature, and for some rabbits it may take them up to two years for their head to fully mature. 1862, Half lop earsIllustration by E. Whimper, ca. This never will be enough. [5] As this can be considered detrimental to the rabbit's health, requirements in Germany "ban rabbits with ears over 25.5 inches (65 cm), and in Holland, 27.5 inches (70 cm) is as long as they can be allowed [in shows] before disqualification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