Taken from the books
'The Essential Rabbit' & 'The Rabbit Handbook'
Each breed has its own breed standard and selection
of colour varieties.
Rabbits of this colour have the pigment all over their
bodies except on the napes of their necks, which are
The blue colour can be described as a medium shade of
gray with a blue or lavender cast.
A rich dark chestnut colour, castor is sometimes also
described as mahogany brown.
The standard chinchilla colour consists of a blend
of black and pearl with a dark gray base.
A deep, dark brown, this colour features a light gray
Fawn coloured rabbits have a deep golden colour over
their backs, flanks and chests.
This colour consists of a medium gray hue with a pinkish
tint which is present over the rabbit's entire body.
The body and the top of a lynx coloured rabbit's tail
are tinged with lilac and light orange, and sharper
orange colour shows through from underneath. There are
white areas underneath the tail, belly and jaw.
The hairshaft of an opal coloured rabbit features a
pale bluish colour on top with a fawn band below it.
Siamese coloured rabbits look a lot like Siamese cats.
They have dark brown colour on their ears, head, feet,
belly and tail with a lighter body colour distinct from
the point colours. The eyes are brown.
The hairshaft on a rabbit with the squirrel colouration
consists of a blend of gray and white bands. The colour
extends from the rabbit's back down along its sides,
where it is met by white on the belly and on top of
the hind feet.
This colour configuration comes in black, blue, chocolate
and lilac, as well as sable and smoke pearl colours.
The entire body of the rabbit is covered with one of
the above colours, the hairs of which are diffused with
a small amount of gold or silver tipping, depending
on whether the rabbit is a gold steel or a silver steel.
This colour features a solid colour on the head, back,
sides, outside of the ears, back legs, front of the
forelegs and top of the tail.
Rabbits with this colour spot a lively orange on their
bodies, which mingles into a grayish-blue shadowing
over the rump and haunches.