Our rabbitry name was chosen while we were all suggesting names for our first Holland Lop, Plum Bun. In our efforts to think of as many silly combinations as possible, Hot Cross Bun was suggested. When we decided to try our hand at breeding, we revisited our name list. Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops seemed to be the perfect name and it stuck. What other name could combine food, faith, and fancy at the same time?
While considering the origin of our name, we also couldn't help but notice the similarities between an edible hot cross bun and a Holland Lop hunkering down for a starting contest.
Can you see the resemblance?
Are we raising over-heated, ill-tempered rabbits, as our name might suggest?
Absolutely not! Our bunnies are literally raised in our home. Not in our disorganized garage. Not in our musty barn. They are living the pampered pet lifestyle in our house, where they roam about in specially bunny-proofed rooms, each at a designated time. They also take turns playing in bunny toy filled exercise pens. Since we like comfortable temperatures, our bunnies reap the benefits of our not too hot, not too cold, but just right environment.
We would never do anything to purposefully upset any of our bunnies. They rarely enjoy having their nails clipped and may look a little grumpy if they have to wait their turn at feeding time, but they get over it quickly and return to their sunny dispositions in no time. Well, except for Gladys, but she's a bit of an odd duck...err...bunny. You can read more about Gladys on the Hot Cross Does page.
Origin of Our Name
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Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops is a small-scale, family-run breeder located in Oberlin, Ohio. ARBA (#D6175) & HLRSC members.