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A Guide To Rabbit Colours

Rabbits are great pets, they are always busy doing something and not a lot gets passed their little twitching noses. There are some amazing breeds around as well as lots of gorgeous colours, from sable to black and rabbits with incredible markings. Below is a guide to the many colours and variations to be found in rabbits and they're all gorgeous!

Seal Point

Seal point coloured rabbits are simply gorgeous looking. They have rich dark sepia brown coloured ears with their nose, feet and tails being the same colour. Their body's however, are much lighter in colour which gives them a really striking look.

Siamese Sable

Siamese sable rabbits have a rich sepia colour on their backs, ears, faces, on the outside of their legs and upper sides of their tails. They also have a saddle on their backs and boast a unbroken dark line from head to tail. Their flanks are a gorgeous sepia shade which is a much paler colour than found on their backs. All the shades of sepia blend seamlessly with the lightest spot being on their bellies.

Siamese Smoke Pearl

The saddle on Siamese smoke pearl coloured rabbits goes from the nape right to the rabbits' tail and is a lovely smoky colour that goes to pearl grey/beige on the animals flanks, chest and belly without any white on the fur at all. Their heads, ears, feet and the underside of their tails match their saddles. All the shading throughout their coats is seamless with their undercoats being exactly the same colour.

Sooty Fawn

Rabbits with this gorgeous colour are very striking with a rich orange saddle that gradually goes to a blue/black shade on their flanks, haunches and bellies. Their “points” are blue/black giving the rabbits a very striking appearance. Their undercoats in contrast are a lovely blue/while colour.

Agouti

The colour agouti is a rich shade of chestnut that boasts black ticking on an orange middle coat but the undercoat is slate blue. Rabbits with this lovely colour usually have black ears and circles around their eyes. The underside of their tails and bellies are white with a slate coloured undercoat.

Opal - Blue Agouti

This is a gorgeous colour where the top coat is a pale blue with a fawn middle coat finished off with a slate blue under coat which gives the rabbit's coat an almost iridescent look to it. Their ears are laced blue and they boast circles around their eyes with tails and underbellies white with a slate undercoat.

Cinnamon – Chocolate Agouti

This is a lovely warm shade of brown with brownish ticking over an orange middle coat and a gorgeous light blue or even lilac undercoat. Rabbits with this amazing colour have brown laced ears, circles around their eyes with the underside of their tails and bellies being white with either a slate or lilac under coat.

Lynx - Lilac Agouti

The colour lynx is a lovely orange/silver with a middle coat that is a clearly defined orange but with a white undercoat. The tips of the fur are silver with the belly being the same, and rabbits boast circles around their eyes. The insides of their ears and underside of their jowls are white with their chests matching their flanks.

Chinchilla

This colour is a sparkling combination of black and white with black ticking over a pearly coloured middle band and a slate undercoat. Rabbits with this lovely colouring have black laced ears, circles around their eyes and the underside of their tails and bellies are white with a striking slate undercoat.

Squirrel – Blue Chinchilla

Squirrel is a lovely mixture of blue and white with blue ticking over a pearly white middle coat and gorgeous light slate coloured undercoat. Rabbits with this colour boast lovely blue laced ears and circles around their eyes. The underside of their tails and bellies are white with a light slate coloured undercoat.

Chocolate Chinchilla

This is another lovely blend of colours being brown and white but with brown ticking over a pearly white middle coat that has a slate or lovely lilac undercoat. A rabbit with this colour has brown laced ears and circles around their eyes with the underside of their tails and bellies being a white with a gorgeous slate or lilac undercoat.

Lilac Chinchilla

Lilac chinchilla coloured rabbits boast being a lilac and white with a lilac ticking over a pearly white middle coat that has a light slate or even lilac undercoat. A rabbit with this colouring has lilac laced ears and circles around their eyes with their tails and bellies being white with a gorgeous slate or lilac undercoat.

Black

Black rabbits are very striking looking with a richness to their coats that boasts a gorgeous slate blue undercoat.

Blue

Blue is another striking colour on rabbits with the fur being blue from its tip to its root at skin level.

Chocolate

Chocolate is another rich colour in rabbits with the colour going down the fur before it turns pearly grey at the undercoat.

Lilac

Lilac is a gorgeous pinkish/dove grey that starts at the skin right to the tips of the rabbit's fur.

Blue Eyed White (BEW)

A blue eyed white rabbit boasts a pure white coat and as a lovely contrast their eyes are bright blue.

Red Eyed White (REW)

Again red eyed white rabbits have the purest white coat only their eyes are a very striking red in colour.

Beige - Blue Fawn

This is a lovely colour which is a dark chamois or light sandy shade with faint ticks of blue throughout. At the base, the fur is tinted lighter, the middle is slightly darker and the tips darker still. A rabbits flanks, muzzle and the edges of their ears are a lovely shade of blue, however, the topsides of their hind legs are beige and their pads are blue. When it comes to their tails, these are beige on top and blue underneath. Bellies are beige with a lovely deeper blue shading.

Chocolate Tort

Chocolate tort is another gorgeous colour where a rich orange saddle down the rabbit's back gradually turns to shades of brown on their flanks, haunches and bellies with “points” staying brown. The undercoat is a brownish/white in colour which gives the coat a striking contrast.

Lilac Tort

Lilac tort sees a rich orange coloured saddle that gradually turns to a shade of lilac on a rabbit's flanks, haunches and bellies with the “points” remaining lilac in colour. The undercoat however, is a gorgeous lilac/white in colour.

Otter

Otter coloured rabbits can be a lovely black, blue, chocolate or lilac that covers their sides and backs but their under bellies 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 tan which is on the inside of them too.

Fox

Fox rabbits can be blue, black, chocolate or lilac. Their chests, flanks and feet are ticked with lovely 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.

Tan

Tan rabbits can be black, blue, chocolate or lilac with their bellies, chests, eye circles, inside of their ears, underside of their jowls and tails being a lovely rich tan colour.

Marten Sable

This is an extraordinary colour which is a very rich sepia on the back of a rabbit's ears, face as well as on the outside of their legs. The upper side of the tail, and saddle turn a paler shade on their flanks which is seamless. The rabbit's coat is ticked with longer white hairs. The eye circles, inside of the rabbit's ears and their jaw lines as well as their bellies and underside of their tails are a lovely pure white.

Smoke Pearl Marten

This is another very striking colour for a rabbit with a smoke coloured saddle extending from their napes right down to their tails but the shading on their flanks is a pearl grey beige as is their chest. The rabbits head, ears, feet and the upper part of their tails matches their saddle. However, their chest, flanks, rumps and feet are ticked with lovely longer white hairs. Rabbits have circles around their eyes, and the inside of their ears, the line of their jaws, inside their nostrils and inside their legs and feet as well as their bellies and underside of their tails are a striking white. The undercoat however, is a lovely fawn colour on their bellies.

Orange

This is a bright orange colour with rabbits having a saddle shading that drops down their flanks. The undercoat however, is white. They have circles around their eyes and the inside of their ears, underside of their jowls, tails and bellies are white.

Fawn

Rabbits with this colouring have a lovely warm fawn saddle down their flanks with a white undercoat. Their eyes are circled but the insides of their ears, the underside of jowls, tails and bellies are pure white.

Himalayan

A Himalayan coloured rabbits boast having a nose, ears, feet and tail that are black, blue, chocolate or lilac in colour and these have to be as dark as possible. Their bodies however, are pure white and they have red eyes.

Japanese

This is a striking orange colour that covers a rabbit's entire body with bands of blue, black, chocolate or lilac along their bodies.

Magpie

This is a very striking colour for a rabbit being a white body with bands along it which can be black, chocolate, lilac or blue – giving the rabbit a very striking appearance.


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