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.
**This lop color guide covers Mini Lops, English Lops and French Lops.
American Fuzzy Lops have their own AFL color guide.
Holland Lops also have a separate color guide

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.





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.

Lynx
The body appears lilac at birth. As the kit ages the coat will come in like a tan/fawn color (really light orange/yellow.) The rabbit should have white eye circles and white in the nose. The lynx should have a ring pattern when you blow into the coat. Eye color is blue-gray.

Opal
Body color will appear gray/blue at birth with a pink belly, chest and inside of legs. The opal gets a tan triangle at the base of the neck. Eye circles are white with tan, as is the nose lacing. A ring pattern can be appreciated when you blow into the coat. Eye color is 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.) lavender 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.









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.

Pointed White Group


Pointed White (Black)
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.

Pointed White (Blue)
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.

Pointed White (Chocolate)
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.

Pointed White (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.

Shaded Group


Frosted Pearl (Black, Blue, Chocolate or Lilac points)
The body color is to be an off-white shade with either black, blue, chocolate or lilac shading on the nose, ears, feet and tail. Eyes should be brown or blue-gray.

Sable
A dark brown should be on the head, ears, feet, legs, back, and tail. A lighter brown should cover the rest of the body, evenly blended. Eyes are to be brown.

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.

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.










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.

Ticked Group


Silver / Silver Fox (Black, Blue, Brown or Fawn)
The surface of the coat should appear silver all over with white or golden tipped guard hairs. The silver should be bright and even on the body. Eye color is brown, except on Blue shading which is to be blue-gray.

Steel (Black, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Black with silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat. The picture is a black steel with gold tipping.

Steel (Chocolate, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel)
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Chocolate, and the coat should have silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat. The picture is a chocolate steel with silver tipping.

Steel (Sable, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel)
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Sable, and the coat should have silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat. The picture is a sable steel with silver tipping.

Steel (Smoke Pearl, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel)
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Smoke Pearl, and the coat should have silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat. The picture is a smoke pearl steel with silver tipping.

Steel (Blue, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel)
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Blue, and the coat should have silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat.

Steel (Lilac, Silver or Gold Tipped Steel)
For starters, the entire body should match the description of a Lilac, and the coat should have silver or gold ticking spread evenly over the entire coat.

Wide Band Group


Cream
The color on the body is to be a creamy beige carried into the undercoat. There should be white eye circles, white belly, white underside to the tail and white inside the ears. Eyes should be blue-gray.

Fawn
The body should be a rich golden straw color with a nearly white undercoat. Eye circles, inside of the ears, underside of the tail and belly should be white. Eyes are to be brown.

Orange
The body should be a bright orange with a nearly white undercoat. Eye circles, inside of the ears, underside of the tail and belly should be white. Eyes are to be brown.

Red
The body should be a bright red shade (but not too dark.) The belly can be a bit lighter. The underside of the tail can be white. Eyes are to be brown.