Holland Lop Color Guide

*Note that when showing any lop, they are currently showed as Brokens or Solids. Anything that doesn't fit in the Broken group is showed as Solid.
**American Fuzzy Lops have their own AFL color guide.
English, French and Mini Lops have a separate color guide

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Agouti Group


Chestnut Agouti
At birth the body appears black on top with pink/white under the chin, on the chest, belly and inside of legs. By 2 weeks a brown or tan triangle appears at the base of the neck. Chestnut has white eye circles laced with tan and white in the nose. A ring pattern should be visible when you blow into the coat. Eye color is brown, toenails are dark.





Chocolate Agouti
The color should be chestnut with chocolate tipped guard hairs. The chest will be light brown and the top of the tail will be chocolate. The ears will be laced in chocolate. Eye color is to be brown.










Chinchilla
At birth the body appears black on top with pink/white under the chin, on the chest, belly and inside of the legs. Soon a silvery looking triangle appears at the base of the neck and the body will become a grey flecked with silver and black. The rabbit will have white eye circles and white lace in the nose. A ring pattern should be seen when blowing into the coat. Brown is the desired eye color, but blue-gray is acceptable, toenails should be dark.

Chocolate Chinchilla
The top and sides of the rabbit will be an off-white ticked with chocolate. The top band will be chocolate, followed by an off-white, followed by a dove gray band. The top of the tail is chocolate, ticked with white. The nape of the neck should be white, with ears laced in chocolate. Eyes are to be brown.





Lynx
The body color should be lilac mixed with fawn. A lilac band will be on the surface followed by a fawn, and finally the off-white undercoat. The top of the tail should be lilac ticked with fawn. Eyes are to be blue-gray.

Opal
The surface color should be a blue-gray. The surface band is blue, followed by a band of fawn, finally to a slate-blue undercoat. The top of the tail should be blue ticked with fawn. The nape of the neck should be fawn; eyes blue-gray.

Squirrel
The body color is off-blue with a blue on the surface, followed by white, then a slate blue undercoat. The top of the tail is blue, ticked with white. The nape of the neck is white. Eyes should be blue-gray.

Broken Group


Broken means any color in conjunction with white. Toenails must all match (by either being all dark, or all white. They cannot be mis-matched. Eye color depends on what the base color of the broken animal is. All brokens must have at least 10% color on their body to be showable. If they don't, they're referred to as "charlies." It is preferred that the ears be all one solid color, as must there be complete colored eye circles around the eyes. A nose marking called a butterfly is required, having half of a nose marking, or butterfly is considered a fault. Picture shows a rabbit with a full butterfly marking.
Tri-Colored:
The following colors must appear in conjunction with white: 1.) Black and golden orange, 2.) blue and golden fawn, 3.) chocolate and golden orange, 4.) lilac and golden fawn. Each must be distributed evenly on the rabbit. For black and chocolates the eye color should be brown, otherwise it should be blue-gray.









Pointed White Group


Pointed White (Black, Blue, Chocolate or Lilac)
The color should be pure white with points on the nose, ears, feet (front and rear) and tail. Eyes are to be red. Agouti pattern on the points is a disqualification. To avoid this, do NOT breed into the agouti group.

Self Group


Black
Color should be rich and dark. Stray white hairs, or brownish tinge is a fault. Blacks can easily grow white hairs from injury or bites so use extra care with these. Eyes should be brown.

Blue
Blue is rich a dark gray color on the entire body. Toenails are dark. Eye color is blue-gray.




Chocolate
Chocolate color is to be a rich brown with a dove gray undercoat. Eye color is brown. Toenails are dark.

Lilac
Lilac is dove gray in color with a pinkish tint on the surface. There should be no other undercoat. Eye color is blue-gray.

White (REW or BEW)
The color should be pure white with no other color visible. Eye color can be red or blue.

Shaded Group


Sable Point
Dark brown shading should be on the nose, ears, feet, legs, and tail. The rest of the body should be shaded with a much lighter cream color and have a white undercoat. Eyes are to be brown.

Seal
The color should be a very dark brown that nearly appears to be black, which covers the saddle and shades off into a slightly paler brown on the rest of the body. Eyes are to be brown.

Tortoise (Black, Blue, Chocolate or Lilac)
Black and chocolate torts will have a bright orange to their saddles, while blue and chocolate have fawn on the saddle. The underside of the tail should match the body as close as possible. Eyes for the black/chocolate should be brown, and blue-gray for the blue and lilac shadings. A pure white belly or tail is a disqualification.

Tortoise (Black, Blue, Chocolate or Lilac)
The Tort on the left is a Black Tort. This is a Blue Tort.











Siamese Sable
On the surface of the head, ears, back, legs and top of the tail, the color will be a dark brown. This will fade to a lighter shade of brown along the sides, chest, belly, inside of legs and underside to the tail. Eyes should be brown.





Smoke Pearl
The body is to be a smoke-like gray color with a blue-gray like color on the chest, flanks and belly. Eyes are to be blue-gray.









Tan Pattern


Otter (Black)
The head, outside of ears, front side of the front feet, outer rear feet and top sides of the body should be either full black, blue, chocolate or lilac. Blacks and chocolates will have orange ticking. Blue and lilacs will have fawn ticking. The belly, underside of the tail, inside of ears, rear side of the front feet, inner rear feet and legs should be creamy white, highlighted with orange or fawn, dependant on the base color. The nose and ears will also have creamy white lacing, highlighted with orange or fawn, also depending on the base color. The belly undercoat should be blue. The triangle at the base of the neck should be orange or fawn, dependant on the base color. Orange or fawn ticking will also be flecked on the chest, sides and hindquarter and should be even. Eye color depends on the base varierty color.

Otter (Blue)
The description of this color is the same as what is listed under "Black" except the body color will be dark blue. I am searching for better pictures of this color.























Otter (Chocolate)
The description of this color is the same as what is listed under "Black" except the body color will be dark chocolate. I am searching for more pictures of this color.

Ticked Group


Steel (Black, Blue, Chocolate, or Lilac w/ Gold or Silver Ticking)
The color base should be black, blue chocolate or lilac. The coat should be evenly covered with gold or silver ticking. Lighter color may be on the belly but it must match the underside of the tail. The rabbit in the photo is a Gold Tipped Blue Steel.

Wide Band Group


Cream
The body will be a creamy beige. There should be white eye circles, inside of the ears, belly and underside of the tail. Eyes should be blue-gray.




Fawn
A rich golden straw color should be on the saddle running down into the flanks. The undercoat will nearly be white. There should be white eye circles, inside of the ears, belly and underside of the tail. Eyes should be brown.

Frosty
A pearly white will cover the body evenly. When blowing into the coat a ring may appear near the top of the coat. A slightly darker tint of color may be on the nose, ears, tail and feet. Belly should be pearly white to white. Eyes can be brown or blue-gray.

Red
The top coat should be a bright red (but not so red it appears brown) and the belly can be slightly lighter or creamy. White on the underside of the tail is alright. Eyes should be brown.



Orange
The surface of the color should be a bright orange, but will fade ever so lighter along the sides and chest. The undercoat will be off-white. The surface color on the belly, back of the front legs, inside of the rear legs, top of the rear feet, and under the jaw will be off-white. The inside of the ears, nose lacing and eye circles will be creamy white. Eyes should be brown.

Unshowable Colors


Black Japanese Harlequin
This color is a bright orange with bands of gray and black covering the body from side to side across the saddle. Darker color also is flecked in the face. This color is not showable.

Blue Magpie
The body color is a creamy white with blue shading throughout the body. The shading crosses the saddle much like the harlequin does.



Smoke Pearl Marten
The body color is a light smokey color with dark blue ticking, especially on the face, ears, feet and tail.