Welcome to Maison de Lapin Jolie Rabbitry. We are a small rabbitry located just outside of Winnfield, Louisiana. We are blessed to be located in Louisiana’s Piney Woods and in the heart of the Kisatchie Nation Forest.
We welcome you to Louisiana. It’s a wonderful place where good music, southern hospitality, the sportsman’s paradise and great food collide... We love Wayne Toups, cool evenings and crawfish. The cool evenings are few and far between but we thoroughly enjoy them when we’re fortunate enough to experience them.
We began the adventure of raising rabbits when our children were young. At that time we had Mini Rex, Holland Lop, Mini Lop and several other breed that were thrown in there because Rebecca or Logan just couldn’t live without them.
Well now that the kids are grown and gone and my nest is "empty: this a wild “hare” just hit me smack between they eyes and I decided to start raising and showing rabbits again. I doing some research on the internet ran across a picture of Cimmaron Rabbitry’s Star Dust and instantly fell in love with the lionhead breed. Needless to say the quest to find quality show and brood stock began…as I worked frantically to purchase 29 lionheads from all over the country and had them transported to Louisiana.
Thus the humble beginnings of Masion de Lapin Jolie… For those of you scratching your head and wondering Maison de Lapin Jolie? It means House of pretty rabbits. ..and let me tell you I definitely have some pretty rabbits.
This story would not be complete without recognition going out to those wonderful breeders and mentors who helped me get started. A great big thank you goes to Brandy Alonzo and Sha Nohr of BunnyBee’s Rabbitry in Seattle Washington, Brianna, Bethany and Brittni Schneider of Schneider’s Little Lions Rabbitry in North, Mary and Henry Weber of Webers Lionhead Rabbitry in Manistique Michigan, Lorelei Ann Long from L &D Rabbitry, Carol Walsh of FurSashe Rabbitry in Northwest Illinois, Suzanne Hansen of Aspenleaf Rabbitry in Fort Collins, Colorado and Dawn Guth of Bastet’s Bunnies in Ohio. Thank you all for the wonderful start in my lionhead herd, putting up with my endless questions and panick attacks from the “new mommy”.
I also owe a huge debt to Robin Stoy of KarisElle in Southern Oregon, Jacqui Ann Kendrick of Jumping Jacq's Rabbitry in San Antonio, TX, Jessica Mast of Shreveport, LA and Stacy Taylor of Beaumont, TX…a simple thank you just doesn’t seem adequate I just want you to know how much I treasure each of you.. may your litter boxes runneth over!
I work for the Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District and love what I do. I believe strongly in the conservation of our natural resources. We are tigers through and through…as in Winnfield Tigers and LSU Tigers. We are also premiere members of the Who Dat Nation.We are members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Louisiana Rabbit Breeders Association, North American Lionhead Rabbit Club, Southern States Lionhead Rabbit Club, Central Louisiana Rabbit Breeders Association, Louisiana Rabbit Breeders Association and the Mini Lop Rabbit Club of America. We will soon be members of the American Mini Lop Rabbit Club, Louisiana Mini Rex Club and the National Mini Rex Club.
Maison de Lapin Jolie Rabbitry
PO Box 59
Winnfield, LA 71483