So for new buyers I thought this would be a good time to point out a few things to look out for.
A. People selling very young rabbits are usually in the game to make some cash. So they will tell you whatever you want to hear, because they want your money.
B. People selling everything they own as show worthy. Do not pay show prices for young animals because you have no idea how that animal will look after 6 mths of age.
C. People selling babies that will be wonderful just because their parents have won awards. It's not difficult to win placings. A lot of times you can win a 1st place just by entering if nobody else has a rabbit in that category. And even the most awesome parents can often times produce less than awesome babies.
A lot of people want a young rabbit for a pet. That is how the world works. But do your research if you are set on getting a young rabbit. I wouldn't advise paying more than 50.00 for a pet rabbit any younger than 4 months of age. Do not trust anyone that leads you to believe a young rabbit is going to be show or breeding quality.
If you are serious about breeding or showing please read up on your Holland lop type. A reputable breeder will be happy to help you in the right direction. A true breeder would not sell you show stock much younger than 5 months.
Before you are going to purchase your rabbit, inquire as to the strengths and weakness points that rabbit has. For example, I have a young doe available. We are keeping her sister so we are selling this doe instead of growing her out. She has amazing bone, Nice wide shoulders and a full Hind Quarter. Her weakness is that she has a slightly slipped crown which shows ear length as well. She also has some length in shoulder. Bred to a nice compact buck with a good Head, ear and crown, she would do very well. *There really is more to it than putting two holland lops together to make babies. This is a huge reason you would NEVER buy a breeding pair at 6 weeks old. You have no idea at that age if they are going to compliment one another.
If you must buy one.young, just buy one. Grow it out yourself, and study the strengths and weakness and then figure out what you need to compliment it and contact a reputable breeder with a senior rabbit that fits your needs.
Even the most seasoned breeders could not tell you all the strength and weakness on a young rabbit. So if you are wanting to begin breeding seriously don't fall for false advertising and gimmicks. Do your research. Ask questions. Several rabbitries are charging more for their babies, than you would pay for a really nice rabbit from some of the top breeders in the country. Good breeders may not advertise as often, or ever, but if you do your work and contact them, you may be surprised at what they have to offer.
And just to reiterate, don't fall for the trick of parents on site. You could have 2 amazing parents and that does not always produce amazing offspring. Don't judge your rabbit from the parents.