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English Angora Rabbit Colors

of the Rainbow

Coat Color transitions of English Angora Bunnies

from baby (kits) to adults (seniors). Some colors are missing at this point either the adult or the baby comparisions, we will be adding on to this page continuely. Not all English Angora colors are seen here, there are many more. The bunnies shown below are colors that we have personally experienced

in our breeding program.

(in basket above are; a lynx, 2 chestnut agoutis, a black, and REWs)

White Classification

SELF Group:

Ruby eyed whites (REW)

Description: Color pure white. Eyes pink.

The white wool is a wonderful choice for those considering a bunny for spinning as it can be dyed a multitude of colors.

    

   Blue eyed whites (BEW)

Description: Color is pure white with blue eyes.

     

Lilac Pointed

Description: Body is pure white with Lilac color on ears, feet, nose, and tail.

Eyes pink.

Colored Classification

Self Group:

  

Black

Description: Guard hairs and furred areas are deep black.

Wool is dark slate, but may fade somewhat towards the skin.

 

 

Blue

In the basket are 2 REWs, 2 Blue, and 1 Black kit.

Description: Guard hairs and furred areas are dark blue.

Wool is lighter blue.

   

Chocolate

Description: Guard hairs and furred areas are dark chocolate. Wool is lighter chocolate which fades to dove gray near the skin.

    

Lilac

Description: Guard Hairs and furred areas are a dove gray (slightly pinkish).

Wool becomes lighter near the skin.

A study of color...

Chocolate, Lilac, Blue and Black

Tortoiseshell Varieties:

 

Tortishell (Tort)

Description: Face, ears, feet, and tail are brown/black or dark smoke. Wool is dark fawn over the back, shading to smoky color on sides, legs and tummy. Can have black ticking in fawn areas.

Blue Tort

Description: Face, ears, feet, and tail are blue. Wool over back is beige or almond color, shading to blue on sides, legs, and tummy. Can have blue ticking in beige areas. (In the pictures above, the blue tort is on the left in the first picture, and in the middle of 2 torts in the second picture)

  

Chocolate Tort

Description: Face, ears, feet, and tail are chocolate color. Wool is fawn over the back, and becomes chocolate on the sides, legs, and tummy. Can have chocolate ticking in the fawn areas.

Lilac Tort

Description: Face, ears, feet, and tail are lilac color. Wool is light fawn/cream over back, and becomes lilac on the sides, legs, and tummy. Can have lilac ticking in the fawn areas.

( pictured far left a lilac tort --- and a blue tort, picture on the right is an older lilac tort)

 

Shaded Group:

 

Pearl Blue

Description: Light or dark marking color of blue on nose, fae, feet, and tail shading rapidly to a pearl or very light body color. Belly is white. Toenails must be colored. Eyes: Blue gray

 

 

Pearl Lilac

Desription is same as above but with lilac variation.

 

Ticked Group:

Blue and Blue Steel

The bunny on the right is a Blue Steel, he has tan/silver tipping

(the bunny next to him is a regular blue).

Blue Steel Description: Color is blue with guard hairs that are ticked with tan or silver. Belly and under tail may be lighter and may not be ticked.

 

 

Ermine

The Bunny in the left picture and in the right picture on the left is an ermine

(being compared to a REW).

Ermines are a non-showable color. They resemble pointed whites except for the fact that they have gray/blackish tipping to their hairs.

Agouti Group

Chinchilla Varieties :

    

Lilac Chinchilla

Description: Color is a blend of Lilac and Pearl, ticked with Lilac tipped guard hairs. Has one or more bands of pearl alternating with shades of Lilac. Has a light Lilac undercolor.

  

Chocolate Chinchilla

Description: Color is a blend of Chocolate and pearl, ticked with chocolate tipped guard hairs. Has one or more alternating bands of pearl and light chocolate.

Has a dove gray undercolor.

   

 

Blue Chinchilla (Squirrel)

Description: Surface color is a blend of blue and pearl, ticked with blue tipped guard hairs. Will have one or more bands of pearl and alternating with shades of light blue and a light blue belly. Eyes: Blue gray.

Agouti varieties :

  

Lynx

Description: Color is light tan ticked with Lilac tipped guard hairs. Has one or more alternating bands of tan and light Lilac.

Has a Light Lilac undercolor.

 

Opal

Desription:  Color is primarily blue, ticked with blue tipped guard hairs with one or more alternating bands of tan and blue.

Has a light blue undercolor.

(in the nest above the Opal kit is on the far left---on the far right is a chestnut kit, notice the difference in hair tipping color???)

~The wool picture is of a 10 week old, an adult will have more bands of color~

 

Cinnamon Agouti

Description: This one is not listed in the ARBA standard. I got the color description from a fellow Angora breeder, I liked it and it stuck. The coloring is similar to a chocolate agouti, but lighter with some lilac thrown in but not enough to look Lynx. A really beautiful color.

~This color variety is classed under agouti for showing~

 

Copper Agouti

Description: Color is Rufus Red, ticked with jet black tipped guard hairs.

Has one or more alternating bands of bright orange and dark slate.

Has slate undercolor.

(the wool picture is of a 10 week old, more bands will grow out)

 

 

Chocolate Agouti

Description: Color is chestnut ticked with Chocolate tipped guard hairs. Has one or more alternating bands of tan and light chocolate with a dove gray undercolor.

 

 

Chestnut Agouti

Description:  Color is Chestnut ticked with black tipped guard hairs. Has one or more alternating bands of tan and slate with a blue gray undercolor.

(The wool picture is of a 10 week old, more color bands will come)

A Color Study of the Agoutis...

In the pictures above, we have from left to right;

Opal, Chestnut, Chocolate agouti, 2 Chocolate/Copper agoutis,

and a Lynx.

Wide Band Group:

  

Fawn

Description: Color is golden with white eye circles, inside of ears, nostrils, tummy and underside of tail.

 

Cream

The kit on the left is a Fawn and the kit on the right is a Cream.

Description: Cream color is a pinkish beige to almond. They have white eyes circles, inside of ears, nostrils, under chin, tummy, and underside of tail. May have white under color. (Creme adult pic courtesy of Covered Bridge Rabbitry)

 

 

Red

Description: Dorsal color is a deep reddish sorrel. Reds may have white, cream, or pale red eye circles, inside of ears, nostrils, belly and tail. They may have lap spots. Eyes: brown (Pics courtesy of Covered Bridge Rabbitry)

 

Broken Group:

   

Broken Chocolate

Description: Pure White body color plus any other angora color (needs to be between 10% and 50% of overall coat color) in a blanket pattern over the back or in spots that are evenly distributated. Color is to be on both ears, eye circles, nose marking ( no preference for butterfly or evenly balanced nose spots).

 

Broken Tort

 

Broken Black

Broken Lilacs on either side of a Broken Opal

 

Vienna Marks

  

Black Vienna Marked

White mark on the nose is evidence of the Vienna gene

(the ability to produce BEWs).

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