The Agouti group includes chestnut, opal, chocolate chestnut, lynx, chinchilla, squirrel, chocolate chinchilla, and lilac chinchilla. These bunnies may resemble “wild rabbits” due to the bands of colour and dark ticking on their fur. The fur has rings of colour when blown into. They have white around their eyes, nose, mouth, bellies, inside ears, and under the tail. *Broken variations are included but are actually their own group.
These bunnies have the Agouti markings (white around eyes/nose/mouth/inside ears/bellies) but don’t have the dark ticking at the tips of their fur. This is due to the non-extension (ee) gene not allowing the black to extend such as in chestnuts and chinchillas. Instead, they have a wide band of colour, usually orange or cream. Basically, these colours are Agoutis without the black colour extension (non-extension Agoutis). These colours include oranges, fawns, reds and creams (creams are diluted form of red/orange/fawn) and frosty. Frosty is basically an orange with the chinchilla gene. *Broken variations are included but are actually their own group.
Self-coloured rabbits have one solid colour on their bodies. Includes black, blue, chocolate, lilac, ruby-eyed white (REW), blue-eyed white (BEW). Whites are actually tricky to work with for several reasons. REWs are albinos, but they are masking their true colour identity with the “cc” recessive gene. BEW’s get their white coat and gorgeous blue eyes due to the recessive Vienna “vv” gene.
Includes black tort, blue tort, chocolate tort, lilac tort, siamese sable, seal, smoke pearl, sable point. Shaded bunnies have darker colouring on their head, ears, feet, and tail.*Broken variations are included but are actually their own group.
Tan patterns make up the otters and fox coloured rabbits. The otter colours and include black, blue, chocolate, and lilac. The patter (colour) covers their sides and backs but their underbellies are creamy-white as are their chins and tails. Their feet are a combination of both colours and they have tan ticking on their chests, flanks and rumps. Their eyes are circled with a tan colour which is also found on the napes and necks. Ears are the same colour as the body but laced with a tan which is on the inside of them too.
Fox rabbits can be blue, black, chocolate or lilac colour. Their chests, flanks and feet are ticked with gorgeous white guard hairs giving the rabbit a really striking appearance which is helped by their eye circles, inside of ears, and the underside of the jowls, tails and bellies being white. Foxes are Chinchillarized Otters.
This is a striking orange/fawn colour that covers a rabbit’s entire body with bands of blue, black, chocolate or lilac along their bodies. When the coat is stripped in patches patterns the rabbit is called harlequinized.