Come one, come all!
Rabbits come in many shapes, sizes, and of course, colors. Let's not stop at the standard whites and browns! No, you're here to see something wild, right? How about the English Spot, with a stripe down its back, solid colored ears, a butterfly-shaped nose marking, a spot on each cheek, and spots sweeping down from shoulder to hip on each side?
Why yes, that's one of the rabbits we'll be looking at! (Note that the bunny above is the same pattern but in Gold color instead of Black.)
Make mine chocolate
- Well ok, but isn't that a bit bland? There's a rainbow of bunnies out there and we want in on it! How about a Chocolate Torted Otter Harlequin or a Broken Chocolate Silvered Tan? Yes, those are real possible colors, even though they may rarely (if ever exist). Whether you're interested in unusual colors, or learning how to improve the known and standardized ones, we aim to provide a helpful resource with guides on genes and potential pairings.
We also strive to answer all the fun questions like What happens when you breed Red Eyed White to Blue Eyed White
? (the answer can be found here
) and Is it true that breeding two dilutes together will cause the offspring to be more diluted?
). There's a lot of good questions out there! And a lot of odd ones, too.
At its core, rabbitgenetics.com is a US-based source of information on bunny colors and other simple genetics. We discuss the genetics behind different colors, what will result from hypothetical pairings, and what are the best practices for breeding proper show colors in the US. We hope some of this information will be useful to those looking for some more genetics knowledge.