Colors & Patterns Rabbit

30 Colors and Patterns of Rabbit

Did you know there are many colors and patterns had been registered for rabbit breed than cat or dog breed. The number of bunny coat colors can come in is very wide and sometimes can be confusing since there are same colors but different. The following list covers the basic color descriptions or color groups found in pet rabbits.

  • mini lop
  • french lop
  • chinchilla rabbit
  • californian rabbit
  • new zealand rabbit
  • silver marten
  • lionhead rabbit

Self – Group Color

Solid color in black, blue, lilac, white with blue-eyed or ruby-eyed.

  1. Black: Dark black all over the body
  2. Blue: Slate Blue or medium-shade of gray. The eyes of blue rabbits have colored blue-gray
  3. Cinnamon: Rust or reddish-brown color.
  4. Chocolate: Deep dark brown coats with ruby-eyed
  5. Cream: Pinkish beige to almond color.
  6. Lilac: Pinkish pale gray with ruby-eyed
  7. Orange: Light to bright orange color.
  8. Red: Rich brown red color.
  9. Sable: Dark grayish brown
  10. White: Pure white with either blue-eyed or ruby-eyed

Shaded – Group Color

Color transformation from dark to bright such as tortoise, Siamese, sable point, sable, and seal.

  1. Black otter: This pattern includes a black body with a lighter underside, hair may be orange tinted at the border of the black and lighter color.
  2. Blue otter: Blue coat with fawn tipped guard hairs and fawn areas.
  3. Fawn: Golden color on their flanks, chest, and back while white areas at stomach, tail, inside ears, eye rings and under chin.
  4. Frosted Pearl: White pearl with black, blue, chocolate or lilac shading
  5. Pearl: Light creamy gray color.
  6. Sable Point: Cream body and sable on the nose, ears, feet and tail.
  7. Sandy: Reddish tan color.
  8. Siamese Sable: Lighter brown coat with dark grayish brown shading
  9. Seal: Dark blackish sable color.
  10. Tortoise: Orange with black, blue, chocolate or lilac tints on haunches and back end.

Agouti Pattern

Most rabbits that have agouti patterns are found in the wild. They have these three or more color tones and have a dark gray undercoat. These rabbits usually have eye-rings, and their bellies have lighter colors compared to the rest of their bodies.

  • Brown-gray agouti:  Blue at the base (closest to the skin) then medium tan, charcoal, and finally tan at the tip.
  • Chocolate agouti: Bands of tan and chocolate with a chestnut tip.
  • Copper agouti: Bands of red/orange and dark slate with red at the tip of the hair ticked with black tipped guard hairs.
  • Opal agouti: Slate blue at the base of hair then gold then a blue tip.
  • Light gray: Slate blue at the base of the hair, off-white in the middle, and light gray at the tip with black tipped guard hairs.

Chinchilla Pattern

Standard color of black, pearl gray, and dark gray base. A lush and attractive coat and lush fur can never be unseen from your eyes.

  • Chinchilla: Slate or black blended with pearl and black tipped guard hairs.
  • Lilac chinchilla: Lilac and pearl ticked with lilac tipped guard hairs.
  • Silver: Silver with white or white tipped hairs.

Marten Pattern

 A soft, shiny dark coat on top and a silver on the bottom.

  • Silver Marten: Black, blue, chocolate or lilac color with silver-white markings and silver-tipped guard hairs.
  • Sable Marten: Siamese sable coloring with silver-tipped guard hairs.
  • Tan Pattern: Marks (not necessarily tan) on the nostrils, eye circles, jowls, inside ears, belly, inside leg, and underside of tail.

Other Pattern

  1. Broken: This pattern can include rabbits that have white fur with any color patches or spots, with nose markings, colored ears, and/or eye circles.
  2. Californian: White body with black on nose, ears, tail, and feet.
  3. Castor: This is a pattern that has brown fur over top, a slate blue undercoat, with orange or red in between.
  4. Pointed white: White with a black, blue, chocolate or lilac colored nose, ears, feet, and tail.
  5. Ticking: Solid or tipped guard hairs different than the main coat color interspersed throughout the coat.
  6. Tortoiseshell: Orange or dark fawn and black.
    • Blue tortoiseshell: Blue and beige.
  7. Tri-colored: White with either black and orange, lavender blue and fawn, chocolate and orange, or gray and fawn colors.
  8. Ticking: Solid or tipped guard hairs different than the main coat color interspersed throughout the coat.
    • Blue steel: Blue with silver or tan ticking.
    • Chocolate steel: Chocolate with tan or silver ticking.
    • Lilac steel: Lilac with tan or silver ticking.

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