NETHERLAND DWARF COLORS
BARBI BROWN'S BUNNIES - 3B'S RABBITRY
|This is a work in progress so please be patient.
The ultimate goal is to show color photos of the various color variaties that the Netherland Dwarf may exhibit.
I have grouped the pages in the same way that the ARBA groups them for exhibition.
|Group 1 represents the colors referred to as "selfs" which simply means the entire body is one color and includes White with red eyes (Ruby Eyed White, abreviated as REW), White with blue eyes (Blue Eyed White, abriviated as BEW), Black, Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac.|
|Group 2 represents the colors referred to as "the shaded group". It does not refer to the genotype but rather the phenotype of how it "looks" and refers to rabbits whose color has darker points on head, ears and feet with shading from the body down to the sides. Colors include Sable Point (similar to a Siamese cat), Siamese Sable, Siamese Smoke Pearl (a dilute of the Siamese sable) and the Tortoise Shell.|
|Group 3 represents the Agouti varieties. Agouti refers to a pattern of color that shows rings of color when the fur is blown into. This ring color is what provides the mottled or ticked coloration of this group. Colors include Chestnut, Chinchilla, Lynx, Opal and Squirrel.|
|GROUP IV||Group 4 represents what is called the "Tan Pattern" group. These animals have a solid color on the top of the body and a white or cream colored belly with matching light color around the eyes and nostril. Colors include Otter (Black, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac) Sable Marten, Silver Marten, Smoke Pearl Marten and Tans.|
|GROUP V||Group 5 is the "catch-all" group called "Any other
variety" and includes the elusive Fawn, the Himilayan
(black, blue, chocolate and lilac) and my favorites, Orange and Steel.
Since Orange and Steel are my favorites, I am starting there and working backwards up the group.
|My links to the left will take you to a page of color photos showing considerable variation within each color.|