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Holland Lop or Mini Lop?

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brianamairose

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Hello! A few months ago i got my Holland Lop (or so i thought), Penelope. She was born on February 27th and i picked her up a few days after Easter. She was pretty tiny when i first got her and she is slowly growing but the older she gets, she just turned 4 months old, i notice her head is quite small still. So that got me thinking, maybe she isn’t a Holland Lop but rather a Mini Lop. If anyone could help me out on how to be certain, i would appreciate it! I attached pictures so hopefully someone can tell me.


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Holland lop is the smallest lop breed in USA and mini lop will be larger, I would say mini lop in USA comes in the middle of the lop bunnies.

It’s the Uk mini lop that can be smaller than holland lops as size standard 😊

The head will fill out when your bunny get older. The first picture is of my holland lop mix at 5 months and the second is of him now.
 

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I am always getting confused tbh since American Holland lops are smaller than mini lops and in Europe it is vice versa as far as I know. Your Penelope is an adorable bun :)
 

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I am always getting confused tbh since American Holland lops are smaller than mini lops and in Europe it is vice versa as far as I know. Your Penelope is an adorable bun :)
Took a while for me to understand that too, because both breeds is called mini lop but when you look at size standard of weight, you can see the difference between them ☺
 

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That is definitely a mini lop with those long ears
this is what she looked like when she was young, she looked like a holland lop but the older she got the more she changed! the woman i got her from advertised her as a holland lop so i just assumed she was! 205AFF04-B242-4CCC-8FB3-07C7AEDD6FD2.jpeg
 

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Hello! A few months ago i got my Holland Lop (or so i thought), Penelope. She was born on February 27th and i picked her up a few days after Easter. She was pretty tiny when i first got her and she is slowly growing but the older she gets, she just turned 4 months old, i notice her head is quite small still. So that got me thinking, maybe she isn’t a Holland Lop but rather a Mini Lop. If anyone could help me out on how to be certain, i would appreciate it! I attached pictures so hopefully someone can tell me.


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That is one of the cutest rabbits I have ever seen. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
 

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Holland lops can be True dwarves or false dwarves. The true dwarves have flatter faces shorter ears and generally do not weigh more than 4 pounds. The false dwarves which are still Holland lops tend to have narrower faces and longer ears. They usually weigh 4 -5.5 pds. full grown . Our HL is a false dwarf. He weighs 5 pds. and is quite cute. You
Can see his longish ears
 

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