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French Angora Colors

French Angoras come in a very wide array of colors. Here's a snapshot of Angora colors. In the photos below, you can see some of the color changes from 1 day old kits to 10 days old. In the photo on the left, it is hard to tell colors other than black and blue. In the photo in the middle, you can see the white bellies and white inside of the ears of some of the kits. This means that they are an Agouti based color (genotype AA or Aa). You can also see the chestnut coloring developing on the kits. As kits become juniors, the right photo, you can clearly see most color differences.

Self Colors

Black (aa B_ C_ D_ E_)

Blue (aa B_ C_ dd E_)

Chocolate (aa bb C_ D_ E_)

Lilac (aa bb C_ dd E_) - Not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Tortoiseshell aka Black Tort (aa B_ C_ D_ ee) - Not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Blue Tort (aa B_ C_ dd ee) - Not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Chocolate Tort (aa bb C_ D_ ee)

Lilac Tort (aa bb C_ dd ee) - Not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Agouti Based Colors

Chestnut (A_ B_ C_ D_ E_)

They start out black, develop white inside their ears and on the belly, and then gradually get more and more gold sprinkled throughout. As they develop more into their junior coats, they look like the photo on the right. Both rabbits are chestnuts, but one is darker than the other.
Photo courtesy of Lovisa at Hazelnut Rabbitry

Copper (A_ B_ C_ D_ E_) - Same as Chestnut but with high Rufus modifiers. Not seen yet at Kaninchen.

Opal (A_ B_C_ dd E_)

Opals start out blue and then develop white bellies and white inside the ears. As they mature, they gradually add a cream color into their coat.

Chocolate Agouti (A_ bb C_ D_ E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Lynx (A_ bb C_ dd E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Fawn (A_ B_ or bb C_ D_ ee ww)

Photo courtesy of Lovisa at Hazelnut Rabbitry

Red (A_ B_ or bb C_ D_ ee ww) - same as Fawn but with high Rufus modifiers. Not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Cream (A_ B_ or bb C_ dd ee ww) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Chinchilla (A_ B_ Cchd_ D_ E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Squirrel aka Blue Chin (A_ B_ Cchd_ dd E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Chocolate Chinchilla (A_ bb Cchd_ D_ E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Lilac Chinchilla (A_ bb Cchd_ dd E_) - not yet seen at Kaninchen.

Other Colors

Ruby Eyed White aka REW (__ __ cc __ __)

These rabbits are pure white from birth with red eyes.
Photo courtesy of Lovisa at Hazelnut Rabbitry