Holland Lop Rabbits are the smallest of the Lop breed and have the most outgoing and friendly personalities of any rabbit we raise (although the competition is stiff). We originally added Holland lops because there are not many local rabbit raisers and we receive many requests for good pet rabbits. We feel that Hollands make a good introductory rabbit that is friendly and easy to care for (so do Jersey Woolies, but not everyone wants a long-haired rabbit).
We recently cut back on our color projects to focus on developing a more competitive tort line. I am very thankful to Cindy Hinton of Quietcreek Farm for her ongoing support with this challenging breed. Hollands we retained still carry blue, chocolate and sable point and these colors may pop up, but as Chris Zemny likes to say "build the barn first, then paint it".
Male Hollands are very outgoing and consequently more inclined to spray (bunny for I love you, pay attention to me...). Because of this, I highly recommend getting all male pet Hollands neutered as young as possible, around 4-6 months. I recommend Dr. Bryan Wade at A Caring Heart Vet clinic because he is familiar with rabbits and charges a reasonable fee.
I always strive to breed to the Standard of Perfection, and we are selecting for both type and temperament. I have a love-hate relationship with my Hollands as they are challenging to breed and challenging to show, but a joy to have around.