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  • Current Variety COD Holders

    All of the Variety COD holders on this list are in varying stages of the presentation process at this point. At the 2016 ARBA Convention, Chocolate, and Seal received their 3rd successful pass in San Diego, CA on October 11, 2016 and will be added to the breed standard as recognized varieties effective 2-1-17!!!!! Siamese Sable passed its 2nd Presentation and was was APPROVED at ARBA Convention Indianapolis, IN in October, 2017. Sable Point was unfortunately not approved in Indianapolis, but a new COD was been taken up. A Black COD has just been approved and will be eligible to make its first presentation in 2018. In October 2017 a Blue COD was picked up, details about their presentation will appear here when we receive them.

    Click on the COD holder's name below to read more about them.

    Information on Past Successful and Unsuccessful/Dropped COD Holders can be found HERE.


    Black -- eligible for first presentation in 2018






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    Siamese Sable - successful 1st Pass 11/2015, successful 2nd Pass 10/2016, APPROVED at ARBA Convention 10/2017!

    I acquired my first lionhead in the spring of 2003.  My sons wanted a 'hare' to go with the Sulcata Tortoise we had and my online searches generated a 'really cool' kind of rabbit that the boys decided they had to have.  We picked up Sake, from Diane Ricketson in the parking lot of JC Penny's.  Her pedigree had names like Statler's Miss Kitty and Hellenic Stud #43.  An F3, she was a product of some very early American Lionheads.

    Read More HERE

    We love the rabbit hobby! When we started this endeavor 6 years ago, I told the girls it would be only 7 rabbits and that’s all I would permit…Ha! That lasted maybe 2 months or until we had our first litter. As a family, we have thoroughly enjoyed the hobby of raising and showing Lionhead  rabbits. We have met amazing people and consider so many of our breeder friends as family.

    Read More HERE

    Koelyn Hooper Sable Point (held with Lydia West, Joe Horacek & Nita Shannon) Successful 1st Pass 11/2014, successful 2nd Pass 11/2015, fail on 1st attempt at 3rd presentation for broken toenail 10/2016, will make 2nd attempt in Indy 2017.

    I’ve been watching the development of Lionheads since 2000 and was particularly impressed with the body style of rabbits from Bunny Hutch and Mossy Possum rabbitries. Fortunately I was able to purchase a son of Johnny Blaze and a broken buck, Mickey, from Pridelands which are the basis for my Lionheads. I love Sable Points in any breed, but didn’t have them in my Lionhead herd until Joe Horacek decided to reduce the varieties in his rabbitry to focus on developing Siamese Sable, Seal and Red-eyed Whites.


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