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Color help on kits

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:22 pm


Just had a gorgeous litter of Mini Lops from a new doe. Very happy with her and how they are turning out, but I need to know what colors the kits are--I have not experienced these color before, and am getting very confused! Dam is a Chocolate Chestnut agouti from two black chestnut agouti, but her grand sires and dams were black chin x orange and broken opal x chestnut agouti. I was told the sire was Smoke Pearl, and his pedigree show he came from a black GTS and broken sable chin--so possibility of that crazy steel hiding in there.

The kits themselves have very light agouti markings, reminiscent of steel and doesn't seem light enough to be straight agouti, but of course, what do I know. :lol: I have pictures from as early as day 1 in different lighting, but will probably need to include them as a reply.

Help would be appreciated as I need to know if they are accepted colors. :)

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Lilac like kit
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Lightest kit - lilac?
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One Week Old Pictures - no obvious gold ticking at this point

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Earliest pictures I have, one day old - the picture of the belly is from the chestnut agouti looking kits.
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Re: Color help on kits

Post Number:#2  Unread postby golden rabbitry » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:17 pm


For the lilac like one, it may be a blue tort...They tend to change colors and get more blue as they get older but it can really throw me off....:/

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Re: Color help on kits

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:21 am


First picture looks blue to me, but it could just be the computer monitor. Are the ears light enough that it'd be a blue agouti, I think that's called 'opal'?

Third picture - black, black, chocolate, lilac?

The last picture looks chocolate, not necessarily agouti?

AFAIK, there's a 'wild gray' agouti, then a more brown 'chestnut' agouti, and then color specific such as 'chocolate agouti', but there's not a 'chestnut chocolate' or 'black chestnut agouti' that I know of. The agouti is a color pattern with the white around the eyes, in the ears and the undercarriage so it's okay to add a color to the pattern name and get 'chocolate agouti'. But since 'chestnut' is a color, adding another color name to it such as black or chocolate doesn't quite work. Although, I only really keep track of angora colors and colors and color names change from one breed of rabbit to another so maybe it's the way it works with the breed that you have?
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Re: Color help on kits

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Mini Lop Fan » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:26 pm


Just quick update, pretty sure all are steel based. One Black GTS, one sable steel (which would explain why as a baby it didn't look dark enough to be black or light enough to be chocolate), three blue GTS, and still unsure about the lightest one. Will post pictures later.

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Re: Color help on kits

Post Number:#5  Unread postby ladysown » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:48 pm


do you have current images?
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