Greta Minthorn (IN)
HRBI Newsletter Editor
Greta has been showing Dwarf Hotots for the past 5 years and finally got me (her mother) talked into letting her expand and enter into the 6-Class world -naming -Blanc de Hotots. She obtained her first pair September 2018 and hasn’t looked back. She loves going to shows with the RAREST ARBA recognized breed and even won a BIS this March 2019. In June we welcome our first litter. Greta’s younger sister also shows rabbits, but her breed is the American Fuzzy Lops (so no competition between them).
Bella Stouffer (WA)
HRBI Youth Liason
Bella has raised Blanc de Hotots for 5 years. Currently she raises Blanc de Hotots, Havanas, New Zealands, and Satins. She has been a member of 4-H for 6 years and is currently the club president of her rabbit and cavy club. On top of that she is a member of the Washington State Rabbit Breeders Association, the ARBA, and many local and national clubs.
Ella Konency (WA)
K3 Lucky Finds Rabbitry
Ella is a passionate 4-H member as well as an avid breeder of the Blanc de Hotot. She has been raising the Blanc de Hotot for 5 years now and has been a member of her local 4-H group for 9 years!
Tazanna received her first pair of Hotots for her birthday in December 2018! She is excited to help preserve this rare breed as her mother helps preserve another rare breed, Giant Chinchillas! This will be her first breed and her first year raising Hotots. Way to go Tazanna!!!
Mia, Maggie, Mikayla, and Max Veale (AZ)
Mad Hatter Rabbits
The 4 M's are active members of the rabbit community. While all four of them raise Blanc de Hotots, they also have interests in other breeds. Mia and Mikayla raise Silver Martens and Mini Satins, Maggie raises Satin Angoras, while Max raises Dwarf Hotot! These four HRBI youth have been raising Blanc de Hotots for 4 years.
Katie, Emily and Sadie Keating (TX)
The 3 sisters run Tiny Texas Rabbitry and currently focus on Blanc de Hotot and Dwarf Hotots. The girls’ interest was sparked by a Spring Break visit to see Stacie Grange and her beautiful SLG Farm down in College Station, Texas. They received their first 3 Hotots as a Christmas gift in 2018 thanks to CA friends, Julie Bisch-Pollock and Jim Rothlisberger. The girls are all members of FFA and are in Agriculture Leadership programs at school. This will be Katie and Emily’s 3rd show season, and Sadie’s 1st with FFA. They love their rabbit family and share a passion for preserving this rare breed!