Dedicated to Raising Purebred Dutch & Purebred English Angora Rabbits To the ARBA American Standard of Perfection
Colors of Dutch
This page, is for you to see the colors of Dutch, and that way you will know how to tell them apart. I don't own every color, but all of the colors shown are either being developed by other breeders or are standard colors. I raise my rabbits to the American Rabbit Breeders Association Standard of Perfection (ARBA SOP), and enjoy raising and Showing my Dutch rabbits. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
This is color is brown, but is called Chocolate. Very nice, deep, chocolate brown. Chocolate is one of my favorite colors which I have owned in the past.
This is called a blue. They are Blue, like an Aussie Blue. Some people call them grey, but they are blue. : ) This is a very nice color, and is well liked among the Dutch owners. I also own this color.
This is the most common color of Dutch. This color is very beautiful and is also popular. I have this color as well.
When you occasionally see brown or "rust" in the coat, it is usually pee stains. (Although many think it is due to the sun, and sometimes it can be, 80% of the time it is actually just a bunny that is rubbing up on sides of the cage that could have pee on it) This can happen mostly with bucks, or does or rabbits in close proximity to bucks. There really isn't a way to clean it, you just have to wait for a new coat to grow in. This can occur with any color, but I find it is most visible on a black, blue or chocolate.
This is a gorgeous color. Tortoise is a light fawn color (like a baby deer) and they have smokey blue lacing. A truly splendid color.
Fawn or Gold
This is a very pretty color. It is similar to the Tortoise but doesn't have blue lacing. Although isn't currently recognized by the ARBA or ABDA, it is still bred and produced by other breeders.
This is Grey. It is darker than blue with black mixed the coloring. (As you can see in the picture) Not common, Recognized by both The ARBA and The ADBA.
This is like a blue but with Gold or Silver tipping. Not yet recognized by the ADBA or ARBA. I do not own this color, although I like it very much.
Steel (or otherwise known as Black Steel)
This is a Black but with Gold and/or silver tipping. Recognized by the ARBA and ADBA. It does look similar to Grey, but is not a grey.