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The strangest color

Post Number:#1  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:44 pm


Since birth I felt this guy had a weird color. He had a yellow hue to his fur but it wasnt the most obvious thing so I wanted to wait see how it'd progress.
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a bit older, he's definetly yellow but still not clear what's happening
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And here we are 2 months later and Im still confused. Been using http://www.gbfarm.org/rabbit/holland-colors-matrix.shtml to get ideas of colors when I'm not sure and I've got no clue. I though maybe a chocolate point white since theres no picture for that one but when looking it up the rabbits arent as yellow on the body as my guy. I have him next to his himalayan brother as a control to show how yellow he is.
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Anyone know what color this is?

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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MeadowView » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:35 pm


My instinct is the say chocolate himalayan with baby frosting. But... I raise himalayans, so who knows.

Chocolate based himmies have more of a cream shade to the white area, even without smut. I used to have some example photos of this, but I can't seem to find them. Might have to take some new ones.

Take that with a grain of salt, though, I'm no color expert.

EDIT: Just ignore me, I wasn't paying attention to eye color. :lol: Either way, he's cute!

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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#3  Unread postby alforddm » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 pm


Not himalayan as the eyes are dark. It could be a chocolate frosty or a chocolate sable point?

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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 pm


MeadowView wrote:My instinct is the say chocolate himalayan with baby frosting. But... I raise himalayans, so who knows.

Chocolate based himmies have more of a cream shade to the white area, even without smut. I used to have some example photos of this, but I can't seem to find them. Might have to take some new ones.

Take that with a grain of salt, though, I'm no color expert.

EDIT: Just ignore me, I wasn't paying attention to eye color. :lol: Either way, he's cute!


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I typed out Chocolate Himalayan with smut of some sort, and noticed eye color at the last minute :lol:
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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#5  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm


Seems I'm not the only one puzzled by this color XD

The frosty on the matrix seems to have a thicked fur but mine doesnt rly.

Chocolate point or chocolate sable point is probly closest to this?

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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#6  Unread postby SableSteel » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:41 pm


I'd say probably chocolate point (chocolate sable point) for now.
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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#7  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:44 pm


SableSteel wrote:I'd say probably chocolate point (chocolate sable point) for now.

Oh wow even the mighty SableSteel isnt 100% sure (from the way you worded it anyways :secret: ) This means I've really got myself a crazy color XD
This one is going to end up in my plate but maybe I should keep one of this color if a good fluffy one comes out.

Btw since I never mentionned it, these bunnies are crosses between my english angora and my single mane netherland dwarf lionhead mix chocolate otter buck. For some reason even though the mom is a fluffy monster they didnt get fluffy at all exept theblue one :/ and since these 2 didnt get the dwarf gene I didnt sell em for pets so they're basically my personal brand of meatmutt. What a convoluted way of getting meatmutts XD

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Re: The strangest color

Post Number:#8  Unread postby Dood » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:54 am


I agree it's a chocolate sable point

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