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Lionhead color!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:13 pm


Here is my boy Alex. Is he a Blue? The while belly and white insides of his ears is throwing me off. would that make him a blue otter?
Also, his pedigree says single mane. But I think he's a double mane, maybe?
(excuse his messy coat, please! He's shedding horribly. haha)
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Re: Lionhead color!

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 am


The color is opal or blue otter, hard to tell with his fur all messy
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Re: Lionhead color!

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Dood » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:08 am


Yup, definitely blue based but I cannot tell if agouti ( = opal) or tan ( = blue otter)

Do you know the colour of his parents?

Single maned Lionheads often shed out their baby fluff and have a sparser mane as adults and almost no trim around their hips

Double manes keep both their manes and the side trimmings

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Re: Lionhead color!

Post Number:#4  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:10 am


I do not know the color of his parents. He was given to me, no pedigree, he is a pet. I won't use him for breeding. He has a cloudy eye he was born with. I'm just curious about his color. I don't think he is an agouti. He doesn't have the ring pattern when I blow into his fur.

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Dood wrote:Yup, definitely blue based but I cannot tell if agouti ( = opal) or tan ( = blue otter)

Do you know the colour of his parents?

Single maned Lionheads often shed out their baby fluff and have a sparser mane as adults and almost no trim around their hips

Double manes keep both their manes and the side trimmings



He is estimated to be at least 4 years old. He does have a mane and a little trim around his hips, but not as much as my other lionhead. He just isn't as...plush. haha. And his fur isn't as crimpy as the other ones.

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Re: Lionhead color!

Post Number:#5  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:25 am


If he doesn't have any ring color, then he would be a blue otter. However, the mane can also distort the rings, so in lionheads the most reliable place to look for ring color is over the normal fur on the back.
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Re: Lionhead color!

Post Number:#6  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:31 pm


He would be a blue otter, then. Thank you! I checked the fur on his back and no ring color.
Thanks for all your knowledge. I find rabbit genetics and coloring very interesting and I've been doing research on my rabbits. haha. Everybody needs a hobby, right? :lol: :lol:

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