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Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Secuono » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:55 pm


Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I couldn't decide. We need the sections divided up more...

Can someone show me the difference between blue Silver Fox and Lilac? To me, it kinda looks like blue is darker like steel and lilac is light gray with possible browning.

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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:03 pm


Blue is more of a steel gray

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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby akane » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:05 pm


That blue looks black. Here is my blue rex
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Telling blue from lilac is an acquired skill. Once you see the 2 next to each other you will know from then on. A blue is more grey and a lilac is more silver.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Dood » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:36 pm


Blue (aa B_ dd)is a dilution of black (aa B_ D_), so it should not have any brown hues.
Lilac (aa bb dd)is a dilution of chocolate (aa bb D_)and it should have brown hues since chocolate is a less intense black.

The Champagne D'Argent also is a silverd rabbit breed that you could look for pictures of for comparison of the black, blue, chocolate and lilac selfs.

But I think the only showable colour is black, at least at the moment.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby akane » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:37 pm


I've not noticed any brown in my lilacs. They are just silver.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby Secuono » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:05 pm


akane wrote:I've not noticed any brown in my lilacs. They are just silver.


I think it was the lighting that made the picture I saw brownish.
The chocolates also seem to look drastically different based on lighting...it's so odd.

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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#7  Unread postby lonelyfarmgirl » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:56 pm


Lilac is a pinkish dove-grey. there should be no brown at all.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#8  Unread postby caroline » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:35 pm


lonelyfarmgirl wrote:Lilac is a pinkish dove-grey. there should be no brown at all.


That's true,but genetically lilac is bb, brown instead of B_, black.
Blue is B_ black.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#9  Unread postby OneAcreFarm » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:51 pm


caroline wrote:
lonelyfarmgirl wrote:Lilac is a pinkish dove-grey. there should be no brown at all.


That's true,but genetically lilac is bb, brown instead of B_, black.
Blue is B_ black.


You *will* get some brownish color on the fur of a Lilac if they are exposed to the sun or a lot of humidity. But, it is not the true color, just "rust" that will molt out.

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akane wrote:That blue looks black. Here is my blue rex


Nope, just a nice, deep blue... :)
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#10  Unread postby cedarane » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:46 pm


Okay, I'm new and confused. Is my buck blue or lilac?
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#11  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:52 pm


He looks lilac to me

Lilacs are a really soft, ashen gray (described as "dove-gray") color, while blues are a harsh, dark grey. Lilac is a warm color, with some reddish tones in it, while blue is a very cold color, with bluish tones in the gray. Blues are generally darker than lilacs.
Also, lilacs often have a red glow to their eyes, which blues don't have unless another gene is involved.
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#12  Unread postby ButtonsPalace » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:35 pm


I can't tell you how excited I am to see a post about Silver Fox! Also he is a Lilac.. Here's some comparison photos of my Blues and Lilacs :)
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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#13  Unread postby cedarane » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:37 pm


Thank you all! I saw him in better light today and WOW he is lilac and I had no idea! He looked like a "washed out" gray to me, but I didn't think a thought about it. Interestingly I also have his sisters or half sisters so it will be interesting to see what their kits end up looking like!

Yes, I am very in love with this gentle sweet breed. I have only come across one nervy doe so far, but I'm hoping breeding will settle her down. :)

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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#14  Unread postby ButtonsPalace » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:01 am


I feel like Blue's in Silver fox are more purple blue. I have more pictures of the blue and Lilac as kits, they looked like two Lilacs until little blue started getting more of a blue/purple mixed with a dark gray in my opinion while the lilac started getting paler. Also Cedarane, we are very close to each other, I live in Burnsville, NC and have actually been looking for a nearby Silver Fox breeder.

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Re: Blue vs Lilac, what's the difference?

Post Number:#15  Unread postby cedarane » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:22 am


That's awesome! What are you looking for? I just had a litter born December 9. I need to get some 5 week old pictures of the nuggets. :bunnyhop:

[quote="ButtonsPalace"]I feel like Blue's in Silver fox are more purple blue. I have more pictures of the blue and Lilac as kits, they looked like two Lilacs until little blue started getting more of a blue/purple mixed with a dark gray in my opinion while the lilac started getting paler. Also Cedarane, we are very close to each other, I live in Burnsville, NC and have actually been looking for a nearby Silver Fox breeder.

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