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.
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.
Torts come in all 4 of your basic colors - Black, Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac. They have fawn colored wool over most of their bodies, with the nose, tail, and ears being a different color. The photo to the left shows different shades of black torts, blue, torts, and lilac torts.
Tortoiseshell aka Black Tort (aa B_ C_ D_ ee)
Blue Tort (aa B_ C_ dd ee)
Chocolate Tort (aa bb C_ D_ ee)
Lilac Tort (aa bb C_ dd ee)
Agouti Based Colors
Chestnut (A_ B_ C_ D_ E_)
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. This is really visible if you blow into the coat or part it (that's how you know it's an opal, not a blue).