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The House Rabbit
Breeds

Different Breeds
Taken from the books 'The Essential Rabbit' & 'The Rabbit Handbook'

Each breed has its own breed standard and selection of colour varieties.

Beige
Rabbits of this colour have the pigment all over their bodies except on the napes of their necks, which are lighter.

Blue
The blue colour can be described as a medium shade of gray with a blue or lavender cast.

Castor
A rich dark chestnut colour, castor is sometimes also described as mahogany brown.

Chinchilla
The standard chinchilla colour consists of a blend of black and pearl with a dark gray base.

Chocolate
A deep, dark brown, this colour features a light gray undercoat.

Fawn
Fawn coloured rabbits have a deep golden colour over their backs, flanks and chests.

Lilac
This colour consists of a medium gray hue with a pinkish tint which is present over the rabbit's entire body.

Lynx
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.

Opal
The hairshaft of an opal coloured rabbit features a pale bluish colour on top with a fawn band below it.

Siamese
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.

Squirrel
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.

Steel
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.

Tan Pattern
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.

Tortoiseshell
Rabbits with this colour spot a lively orange on their bodies, which mingles into a grayish-blue shadowing over the rump and haunches.

Different Breeds
Coat Varieties
Coat Colour Patterns
Rabbit Colours
Popular Breeds

 

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