Rabbit Colours

The descriptions which follow are general colour descriptions across breeds. Where the colour for specific breeds deviate from this list, the specific colour descriptions for those breeds can be found within the breed standard itself.







Red Eyed White

Whit Flemish 




As pure white as possible, creamy or yellow tinge a fault. Eye colour ruby red.






A deep solid black carried well down hair shaft with slate under colour. Eyes dark hazel or brown







Clear, bright, medium shade of blue (not lavender) throughout, from tip of fur to skin, extending to, but not including toe-nails, brown tinge a fault. Toe nails to be horn colour.Eyes Blue




Chocolate Dutch



A rich dark chocolate, colour going well down the fur with a pearl-grey under colour. Eyes to be brown, tan or grey with ruby glow






Photo Supplied By Donna Hadley



A pinkish dove grey, under colour to be as near as possible to top colour. Brown or bluish tinge a fault. Eyes to be lilac with ruby glow






Rich golden brown, colour to go well down the fur, pearl-grey under colour to reach the skin, rusty tinge a fault.


Top and Belly colour - topcolour intense orange/red extended

brilliantly over the whole body without visible change towards the belly

colour. Belly colour and underside of tail slightly matt. Colour to be free

from ticking. Eye colour brown. Nails to be dark horn colour. Whiskers

must show an orange pigment. Undercolour, the intensively orange/red

undercolour should stretch right down to the skin. The further the

undercolour stretches the better.


Medium Sable

Photo By Jessic.Taylor



Photo By Jessic.Taylor

Photos Supplied By Jessica Taylor


To be a very rich sepia on ears, face, back and outside of legs and upper side of tail, the saddle colour shading off to a considerable paler colour on flanks and belly, the dark face colour to shade off from eyes to jowl to blend with the chest and flanks, all blending to be gradual, avoiding any blotches or streaks and consisting of a soft and varied diffusion of sepia shadings. The dark colour of back to extend from head to tail. The chest to be of the same colour as flanks and the whole fur to be absolutely free from white hairs. The under colour to match the surface colour as closely as possible, following the varied shadings throughout. Eye colour to reflect a distinct rich ruby glow. Streaks, blotches or rusty tinge a fault



Light Sable


As medium but colour to be ‘rich sepia’



Dark Sable

Dark Sable

Photo Taken By Jessica Taylor


As medium but colour to be ‘very rich dark sepia.



Smoke Pearl

Smoke Pearl ND


The saddle to extend from nape to tail to be smoke in colour, shading to pearl grey beige on flanks, chest and belly and to be totally free from white throughout. Head, ears, feet and upper side of tail to match saddle as near as possible. All shading to be gradual avoiding blotches or streaks, general under colour to match surface colour as closely as possible following the varied shadings throughout. Toenails horn coloured. Eyes to have a distinct ruby glow, brown eyes are a fault.



Seal Point




A rich dark sepia brown on ears, nose (mask) feet and tail. Creamy light body colour, some shading acceptable, too much colour on body a fault. Eyes to have a distinct ruby glow, brown eyes are a fault.



Sooty Fawn

Mini Lop



Even shade of orange/fawn top colour to carry well down hair shaft to a bluish/white under colour. Ears, belly, under tail/tail to be bluish black (sooty) cheeks and flanks to be shaded/topped with sooty tips. Eyes hazel or brown. Too dark top colour and light tails a fault.