Coat Color Photo Matrix

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MANY of these genetic combinations are NOT showable colors in any breed. In the case of Holland Lop recognized colors, the Holland Lop color name as stated in the ARBA SOP will be used to identify the color. Different breeds have different names for the same genotypes in many cases (ie the Chestnut Agouti). If the genotype is showable in another breed, but not Hollands, I will try to use the name spelled out in the SOP that fits that genotype for other rabbit breeds. As a rule, I will use the ARBA SOP name for the HL equivalent if it exists.

To go BACK to "Identifying Coat Colors" Click Here.

I put this together back in 2012/2013 and have been adding to it over the years.

Colors are organized by PATTERN (A-series) down the left side. See what happens to the coat color when a single gene is changed in the C-series, by viewing a row left to right. Many of these colors are NOT recognized, but are genetically possible. Consult your SOP for recognized colors.

If you have pictures of some of these missing colors, I would love to use them. They do not necessarily have to be Holland Lops as some of these colors are more common in other breeds. Thanks.

New Photos!

2 May 2021: Black Steeled Otter

30 March 2021: Choc STS, Choc Chin

29 March 2021: Self Chin, Pointed Whites - Black, Blue, Chocolate & Lilac

SELF PATTERN

"C"

"c(chd)"

"c(chl)c(chl)"

"c(chl)"

"c(h)"

Full Color: All 4 dark brown and all 3 yellow pigment bands are present.

Dark Chinchilla: Same as Full Color but only 1 yellow pigment band.

Seal

Light Chinchilla: Only 2 dark brown and NO yellow pigment bands.

Himalayan/Pointed White: Color limited to points only.

Black

Black Self ChinSealSiamese SableBlack Pointed White
aaB_C_D_E_aaB_c(chd)_D_E_aaB_c(chl)c(chl)D_E_aaB_c(chl)_D_E_aaB_c(ch)_D_E_
Black Holland Lop Buck.

GBF's Indy.

Broken black self chinchilla Holland Lop.

Broken Black Self-Chin kit (right) compared with his broken black littermate. Pix permission of Bradley Clapp.

Black self chin Holland Lop.

Sometimes may look like a self Black. This particular Self-Chin carries either REW or Pointed White. He tends to looks more Seal, because, in the breeders opinion, he only carries one copy of c(chd) instead of two. Pix permission of Laura Lyon.

Black self chin Holland Lop.

GBF's Stealth. This self chin looked more chocolate as it was growing up, then settled into the off-black color. Out of a REW x Chin breeding.

GBF's Handsome Ransome at three months old.

3 month old Seal buck - GBF's Handsom Ransom.

Siamese Sable Holland Lop at Green Barn Farm, South Bend, Indiana.

GBF's Sadie. She is quite a dark Siamese Sable.

Siamese Sable Holland Lop at Green Barn Farm, South Bend, Indiana.

GBF's Houdini.

Black PW holland lop.

Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

ChocolateChocolate Self ChinChocolate SealChocolate SableChocolate Pointed White
aabbC_D_E_aabbc(chd)_D_E_aabbc(chl)c(chl)D_E_aabbc(chl)_D_E_aabbc(ch)_D_E_
Holland Haven's Jonah.

Holland Haven's Jonah - Chocolate Buck.

Broken chocolate holland lop senior doe. Chocolate holland lop.

Above three photo's permission of Keith Becki.

Picture needed.

Closely resembles a Self Chocolate.

Picture needed. Chocolate Sable Holland Lop kit far left.

14-days old. Chocolate Sable on left, Chocolate on right. The shimmer has come to the ends of the fur on the Chocolate Sable.

Chocolate Sable Holland Lop junior buck.

GBF's Chocolate Sable buck. Genetically he is ??bbc(chl)cD_?? - out of a Black GTS x Chocolate GTS breeding - so he is likely also some form of steel.

Chocolate Sable Holland Lop junior doe.

Same chocolate sable shown above as a kit, now shown at almost 3-months old. Genetically she is aabbc(chl)cD_Ee - out of a Chocolate x Chocolate Tort breeding.

Chocolate PW holland lop.

Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

BlueBlue Self ChinBlue SealSmoke PearlBlue Pointed White
aaB_C_ddE_aaB_c(chd)_ddE_aaB_c(chl)c(chl)ddE_aaB_c(chl)_ddE_aaB_c(ch)_ddE_
GBF's Oliver is a blue holland lop.

GBF's Oliver.

Blue self chin Holland Lop.

Sometimes may look like a self Blue. This particular Self-Chin carries either REW or Pointed White. In the breeders experience, "blue self chins I have had which are c(chd)c or c(chd)c(ch) are "pale blue" - look sort of in between blue and lilac. I think the self chins which are c(chd)c(chd) look close to their normal full C self counterparts". Pix courtesty of Laura Lyon.

Broken blue seal junior holland lop.

She is out of a Siamese Sable x Seal breeding. Closely resembles a Self Blue and may even pass as a "Dark" Smoke Pearl. Thank you Brenda Harris for the photo!

Smoke Pearl holland lop

Himadri's Chaya. Smoke Pearls should have a light dove grey undercolor. Pix permission of Laura Lyon.

Blue PW holland lop.

Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Blue PW holland lop.

Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

LilacLilac Self ChinLilac SealLilac SableLilac Pointed White
aabbC_ddE_aabbc(chd)_ddE_aabbc(chl)c(chl)ddE_aabbc(chl)_ddE_aabbc(ch)_ddE_
Lilac holland lop.

GBF's Kennedy at 2.5 months. If you don't have a Blue available to compare against, you might think you have a Blue. However, Lilacs are lighter in color then a Blue. It's easiest to tell when they are just little kits, as Blue's are a nice dark blue. As kits, Lilacs are quite pale.

Picture needed.

Closely resemble a Self Lilac.

Picture needed. Lilac Sable French Angora. Lilac Sable French Angora.

Out of a Black Tort x Smoke Pearl and known to be c(chl)c, as there were two REW in the litter also. aabbc(chl)cddEe. Pictures permission of Rebekah Perkins.

Lilac PW holland lop.

Broken Lilac PW - note the white feet. Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Lilac PW holland lop.

Broken Lilac PW - note the white feet. Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Black TortSallanderSeal PointSable PointBlack Pointed White, non-extension
aaB_C_D_eeaaB_c(chd)_D_eeaaB_c(chl)c(chl)D_eeaaB_c(chl)_D_eeaaB_c(ch)_D_ee
GBF's Springfield.

GBF's Springfield.

GBFs Springfield.
Sallander holland lop.

Porter's Autumn. Laura is pretty sure she is c(chd)c(chd). Pix courtesty of Laura Lyon.

Broken Sallander holland lop.

Broken Sallander buck known to be c(chd)c(h). Picture courtesty of Laura Lyon.

Sallander holland lop.

Sallander kit. Picture courtesty of Laura Lyon.

Seal point holland lop.

She is molty in this pix. Picture courtesty of Laura Lyon.

GBF's Spindrift.

GBF's Spindrift.

GBF's Kuala Bear. GBF's Kuala Bear.

3.5 month old Sable Point buck - GBF's Kuala Bear.

Black PW, non-extension holland lop. Black PW, non-extension holland lop.

Known to be c(h)c(h)ee. His points are very light because of being non-extension. Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Chocolate TortChocolate SallanderChocolate Seal PointChocolate PointChocolate Pointed White, non-extension
aabbC_D_eeaabbc(chd)_D_eeaabbc(chl)c(chl)D_eeaabbc(chl)_D_eeaabbc(ch)_D_ee
Chocolate tort doe.

GBF's Sheridan.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Chocolate Point holland lop.

Muddy Creeks Nevaeh. Picture permission of Christina Hallock.

Picture needed.
Blue TortBlue SallanderBlue Seal PointBlue PointBlue Pointed White, non-extension
aaB_C_ddeeaaB_c(chd)_ddeeaaB_c(chl)c(chl)ddeeaaB_c(chl)_ddeeaaB_c(ch)_ddee
Blue tort. Blue tort.

Cody's Zasha. Blue Tort doe. Photos used with permission from Cody Taylor of Cody's Holland Lops.

Blue sallander holland lop.

Himadri's Durdina. This beautiful colored Blue Sallander is a REW carrier. Pix courtesty of Laura Lyon.

Blue Seal Point. Blue Seal Point.

Both pictures are of LAM Quinn's Moe Jo. Moe Jo is out of two Sable Points. Note the lack of shading, and how dark the color is over his entire body as compared to the Blue Point in the next colum. Pix courtesty of Megan Hensley.

Blue point holland lop.

GBF's Smudge Pot. Very clean Blue Point, known to be c(chl)c.

Blue point holland lop.

MTS Holland's Macey. This picture shows very well the blue cast to the nose markings. Picture permission of Blue Sapphire Rabbitry.

Blue Pointed White, non-extension holland lop.

Gordon's Laymon. Known to be c(h)c(h). Pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Lilac TortLilac SallanderLilac Seal PointLilac PointLilac Pointed White, non-extension
aabbC_ddeeaabbc(chd)_ddeeaabbc(chl)c(chl)ddeeaabbc(chl)_ddeeaabbc(ch)_ddee
lilac tort.

Above pix generously provided with permission from Bradley Clapp of Eight Points Rabbitry.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Lilac Point.

Pix permission of Clover Field Farm.

Picture needed.

TAN PATTERN

"C"

"c(chd)"

"c(chl)c(chl)"

"c(chl)"

"c(h)"

Full Color: All 4 dark brown and all 3 yellow pigment bands are present.

Dark Chinchilla: Same as Full Color but only 1 yellow pigment band.

Seal

Light Chinchilla: Only 2 dark brown and NO yellow pigment bands.

Himalayan/Pointed White: Color limited to points only.

Black OtterBlack Silver MartenBlack Seal MartenBlack Sable MartenBlack Otter Pointed White
a(t)_B_C_D_E_a(t)_B_c(chd)_D_E_a(t)_B_c(chl)c(chl)D_E_a(t)_B_c(chl)_D_E_a(t)_B_c(ch)_D_E_
Black otter.

Picture permission Amber Diduck of Amlyn Rabbitry & Kennel.

Black otter holland lop.

Cody's Bolt. Picture used with permission from Amber Diduck of Amlyn's Rabbitry & Kennel.

Black silver marten netherland dwarf buck.

"Sargent", a Black Silver Marten Netherland Dwarf buck.

Black Seal Marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Emily Meagher.

Black seal marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Broken black seal marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Sable Marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Emily Meagher.

Sable Marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Picture needed.
Chocolate OtterChocolate Silver MartenChocolate Seal MartenChocolate Sable MartenChocolate Otter Pointed White
a(t)_bbC_D_E_a(t)_bbc(chd)_D_E_a(t)_bbc(chl)c(chl)D_E_a(t)_bbc(chl)_D_E_a(t)_bbc(ch)_D_E_
Chocolate otter holland lop.

Picture permission of Olive Tree Lops.

Chocolate Marten Holland Lop.

Picture permission of Blue Sapphire Rabbitry.

Chocolate silver marten netherland dwarf.

Picture permission of Sean Port.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
Blue OtterBlue Silver MartenBlue Seal MartenSmoke Pearl MartenBlue Otter Pointed White
a(t)_B_C_ddE_a(t)_B_c(chd)_ddE_a(t)_B_c(chl)c(chl)ddE_a(t)_B_c(chl)_ddE_a(t)_B_c(ch)_ddE_
Blue otter Netherland Dwarf.

Thank you Barrow Bunnies for the use of this photo.

Broken blue otter doe.

Heath's Indy, Broken Blue Otter, owned and bred by Marie Heath. 2011 ARBA Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Broken blue otter buck.

A very pretty Broken Blue Otter Buck. Note the fawn colored markings at the base of his neck. Picture permission of Sandy LaBeau.

Blue silver marten netherland dwarf.

Pix permission of Sean Port.

Blue silver marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Chrisi Moser Davis.

Blue Seal Marten mini lop.

"Bijoux", genotype: a(t)a(t)BBc(chl)c(chl)ddEE. Thank you Henk Tillie from the Netherlands, for sending me this photo.

Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Blue Point Marten on left; Smoke Pearl Marten on right. Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Smoke Pearl Marten on left; Blue Point Marten on right. Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Picture needed.
Lilac OtterLilac Silver MartenLilac Seal MartenLilac Sable MartenLilac Otter Pointed White
a(t)bbC_ddE_a(t)bbc(chd)_ddE_a(t)bbc(chl)c(chl)ddE_a(t)bbc(chl)_ddE_a(t)bbc(ch)_ddE_
Lilac otter junior holland lop.

Picture permission of Kristen Hawkes Hewlett.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
Black Tort Otter (Black Fox)Martenized SallanderSeal Point MartenMartenized Sable Point (Sable Point Marten)Black Otter Ptd White, non-extension
a(t)_B_C_D_eea(t)_B_c(chd)_D_eea(t)_B_c(chl)c(chl)D_eea(t)_B_c(chl)_D_eea(t)_B_c(ch)_D_ee
Black torted otter holland lop.

Picture used with permission from Amber Diduck of Amlyn's Rabbitry & Kennel.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
Chocolate Tort Otter (Chocolate Fox)Chocolate Martenized SallanderChocolate Seal Point MartenChocolate Martenized Sable Point (Choc Point Marten)Chocolate Otter Ptd White, non-extension
a(t)_bbC_D_eea(t)_bbc(chd)_D_eea(t)_bbc(chl)c(chl)D_eea(t)_bbc(chl)_D_eea(t)_bbc(ch)_D_ee
Picture needed.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
Blue Tort Otter (Blue Fox)Blue Martenized SallanderBlue Seal Point MartenBlue Martenized Sable Point(Blue Point Marten)Blue Otter Pointed White, non-extension
a(t)_B_C_ddeea(t)_B_c(chd)_ddeea(t)_B_c(chl)c(chl)ddeea(t)_B_c(chl)_ddeea(t)_B_c(ch)_ddee
Blue tort otter netherland dwarf rabbit.

Thank you Outlands Rabbitry for use of your photo.

Seven day old blue tort otter holland lop kit.

7-days old.

Thirty day day old blue tort otter holland lop kit.

30-days old.

Five week old blue tort otter holland lop kit.

5-weeks old. All pix permission of CME Rabbitry.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Blue Point Marten on left; Smoke Pearl Marten on right. Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Smoke Pearl Martin holland lop.

Blue Point Marten on left; Smoke Pearl Marten on right. Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Blue point marten holland lop.

Pix permission of Max-D Holland Lops.

Picture needed.
Lilac Tort Otter (Lilac Fox)Lilac Martenized SallanderLilac Seal Point MartenLilac Martenized Sable Point (Lilac Point Marten)Lilac Otter Pointed White, non-extension
a(t)_bbC_ddeea(t)_bbc(chd)_ddeea(t)_bbc(chl)c(chl)ddeea(t)_bbc(chl)_ddeea(t)_bbc(ch)_ddee
Lilac Tort Otter. Lilac Tort Otter.

Pix permission of Keith Becki.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.

AGOUTI PATTERN

"C"

"c(chd)"

"c(chl)c(chl)"

"c(chl)"

"c(h)"

Full Color: All 4 dark brown and all 3 yellow pigment bands are present.

Dark Chinchilla: Same as Full Color but only 1 yellow pigment band.

Seal

Light Chinchilla: Only 2 dark brown and NO yellow pigment bands.

Himalayan/Pointed White: Color limited to points only.

Chestnut AgoutiChinchillaSeal Agouti (Seal Chin)Sable Chinchilla (Lops)Black Agouti Ptd White
A_B_C_D_E_A_B_c(chd)_D_E_A_B_c(chl)c(chl)D_E_A_B_c(chl)_D_E_A_B_c(ch)_D_E_
Chestnut Junior buck at Green Barn Farm in South Bend, Indiana.

Three month old Chestnut buck, GBF's Enderby.

Chinchilla senior buck.

Amylyn's Riptide, proven to be c(chd)c(chl). Picture permission Amber Diduck.

Chinchilla buck.

Amlyn's Breaker. Picture permission of Amber Diduck.

Picture needed. Sable Chinchilla Holland Lop.

Sr. Buck. Pix permission of Krystal Fiandt.

Sable Chinchilla Holland Lop.

Jr. Buck. Pix permission of Krystal Fiandt.

Black agouti himi holland lop.

JC's R33. "Since the "c(h)" allele removes all yellow pigment and "A" causes ticking/banding, they basically look like they have chinchillated or frosty points, along with white agouti nostril marks, ear lacing, and white underside of tail." Explanation and pix permission of Laura Lyon.

Chocolate AgoutiChocolate ChinChocolate Seal AgoutiChocolate Sable AgoutiChocolate Agouti Ptd White
A_bbC_D_E_A_bbc(chd)_D_E_A_bbc(chl)c(chl)D_E_A_bbc(chl)_D_E_A_bbc(ch)_D_E_
Chocolate agouti buck.

GBF's Arlington.

Chocolate Chin vs Choc STS.

Chocolate STS on top compared to a Chocolate Chinchilla on the bottom. Picture used with permission from De Warr.

Chocolate Chinchilla holland lop.

Picture used with permission from Amber Diduck.

Chocolate Chinchilla netherland dwarf.

Chocolate Chin Netherland Dwarf. Picture permission of Katie Rogers.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
OpalSquirrelBlue Seal AgoutiSmoke Pearl Chinchilla (Lops)Blue Agouti Ptd White
A_B_C_ddE_A_B_c(chd)_ddE_A_B_c(chl)c(chl)ddE_A_B_c(chl)_ddE_A_B_c(ch)_ddE_
Opal F3 holland lop.

LSR's Odessa.

Opal holland lop.
Squirrel holland lop doe.

Squirrel holland lop doe. Squirrel holland lop doe.

Above two pix FMR'S Zeva. Thanks to Crystal Moose for permission to use these photos.

Blue seal agouti. Pix permissionsty of Henk Tillie (Netherlands). Blue Sable Agouti holland lop.

Beautiful color. Picture permission of Kristen Hawkes Hewlett.

Picture needed.
LynxLilac ChinLilac Seal AgoutiLilac Sable AgoutiLilac Agouti Ptd White
A_bbC_ddE_A_bbc(chd)_ddE_A_bbc(chl)c(chl)ddE_A_bbc(chl)_ddE_A_bbc(ch)_ddE_
Broken Lynx buck.

GBF's Broken Lynx Buck from a Lilac Cream x Lilac GTS breeding.

Lynx.

Picture permission Amber Diduck.

Lynx.

GBF Lynx junior doe.

Lynx junior doe.

ARR's Meauxpas.

Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed. Picture needed.
OrangeFrostySeal Agouti PointSable FrostyBlack Agouti Ptd White, non-extension
A_B_C_D_eeA_B_c(chd)_D_eeA_B_c(chl)c(chl)D_eeA_B_c(chl)_D_eeA_B_c(ch)_D_ee
Orange Jr. Doe.

GBF's Fresca.

Orange Jr. Doe.

GBF's Triskit.

Frosty holland lop.

Pix permission of Melody Cox Knieriem.

Frosty holland lop.

Pride N Joy's Ambria, Solid Sr. Doe. The snow in the background really helps to show her coloring. Pix permission of Megan Hensley.

Need pix. Sable Frosty holland lop.

GBF's Sable Frosty and Sable Chin.

Need pix.
Chocolate OrangeChocolate Frosted Pearl (Lops)Chocolate Seal Agouti PointChocolate Sable Agouti PointChocolate Agouti Ptd White, non-extension
A_bbC_D_eeA_bbc(chd)_D_eeA_bbc(chl)c(chl)D_eeA_bbc(chl)_D_eeA_bbc(ch)_D_ee
Chocolate orange holland lop.

A very clean, bright orange.

Chocolate orange Lionlop.

Beautiful color on this Lionlop from Barrow Bunnies.

Need pix. Need pix. Need pix. Need pix.
CreamBlue Frosted Pearl (Lops)Blue Seal Agouti PointBlue Sable Agouti PointBlue Agouti Ptd White, non-extension
A_B_C_ddeeA_B_c(chd)_ddeeA_B_c(chl)c(chl)ddeeA_B_c(chl)_ddeeA_B_c(ch)_ddee
Cream holland lop.

Pix permission of Barrow Bunnies.

Cream Jr. Buck.

ELS's Columbus.

Need pix. Need pix. Need pix. Need pix.
Lilac CreamLilac Frosted Pearl (Lops)Lilac Seal Agouti PointLilac Sable Agouti PointLilac Agouti Ptd White, non-extension
A_bbC_ddeeA_bbc(chd)_ddeeA_bbc(chl)c(chl)ddeeA_bbc(chl)_ddeeA_bbc(ch)_ddee
Lilac Cream holland lop.

GBF's Kahlua. I adored this doe. She has given me many lovely Lilac and Lynx offspring. Proven to be AabbC-ddee.

Lilac Cream holland lop. Lilac Cream holland lop.

Pix permission of Michelle Winter.

Lilac ermine netherland dwarf.

Pix permission of Stacy Christian (Leaning Tree Acres). Bred by Laura Bruce & Ruth Jorgensen.

Need pix. Need pix. Need pix.

e(j) COLORS: HARLEQUINS/MAGPIES/TRI-COLORS

"C"

"c(chd)"

"c(chl)c(chl)"

"c(chl)"

Full Color: All 4 dark brown and all 3 yellow pigment bands are present.

Dark Chinchilla: Same as Full Color but only 1 yellow pigment band.

Seal

Light Chinchilla: Only 2 dark brown and NO yellow pigment bands.

Harlequins (broken harlequins are called Tri-Color's) can be "A_", "a(t)_" or "aa" with either "e(j)e(j)" or "e(j)e". Showable Tri's must be "A_e(j)_", "a(t)_e(j)e(j)" or "aae(j)e(j)". If otter or self based with only one copy of e(j), then they are "torted", and not showable. Any new pictures added will include the known genotype of the animal for further information.
Black/Orange HarliBlack MagpieSeal MagpieSable Magpie
??B_C_D_e(j)_??B_c(chd)_D_e(j)_??B_c(chl)c(chl)D_e(j)_??B_c(chl)_D_e(j)_
Black harlequin senior buck.

ARR's Dedekind. Pix permission of Amy Hinkle.

Magpie tri holland lop.

Rev's Onion. Pix permission of Megan Hensley.

Magpie harli holland lop.

A young magpie holland. Pix permission of Tim Thompson.

Magpie holland lop. Magpie holland lop.

Gavin's H201781. Known to be aaB_c(chl)_Dde(j)e, but believe him to be c(chl)c(chl). Out of a Tort x Smoke Pearl cross. Pix permission of Brenna White.

Sable harli holland lop. Sable harli holland lop. Sable harli holland lop.

Thank you so much Michele Winter for the pix of such an unusal color!

Chocolate/Orange HarliChocolate MagpieChocolate Seal MagpieChocolate Sable Magpie
??bbC_D_e(j)_??bbc(chd)_D_e(j)_??bbc(chl)c(chl)D_e(j)_??bbc(chl)_D_e(j)_
Chocolate harlequin senior buck.

Loco's Davidson. Pix taken with permission from Jared Smith.

Chocolate harlequin.

Pix permission of Krystal Fiandt.

Chocolate magpie, the breed, senior buck.

The Harlequin breed shown in the Chocolate Magpie variety. Pix permission of Alley Ross.

Need pix. Need pix.
Blue/Cream HarliBlue MagpieBlue Seal MagpieBlue Sable Magpie
??B_C_dde(j)_??B_c(chd)_dde(j)_??B_c(chl)c(chl)dde(j)_??B_c(chl)_dde(j)_
Need pix. Need pix. Need pix. Need pix.
Lilac/Cream HarliLilac MagpieLilac Seal MagpieLilac Sable Magpie
??bbC_dde(j)_??bbc(chd)_dde(j)??bbc(chl)c(chl)dde(j)_??bbc(chl)_dde(j)_
Lilac harlequin holland lop.

ARR's Tigerlion. Pix permission of Amy Hinkle.

Lilac harlequin. Lilac harlequin.

This is a Harlequin (the actual breed) in the Lilac color. Pix permission of Michele Winter.

Need pix. Need pix. Need pix.

GENETIC WIDE BAND COLORS - RED
Doubles the width of the middle yellow or white agouti band. Colors the agouti pattern areas: eye circles, triangle at nape of neck, feet, legs, inside of ears, and belly.
RedDilute Red
A_B_C_D_ee ww +++++A_B_C_ddee ww +++++
Orange Holland Lop.

RA's Gold Nugget.

Dilute Red Holland Lop.

RA's Sunset. Thank you Lesley Faulkner for sending me this pix (from Amy Hinkle).

GENETIC WIDE BAND COLORS - TANS
Doubles the width of the middle yellow or white agouti band. Colors the agouti pattern areas: eye circles, triangle at nape of neck, feet, legs, inside of ears, and belly. The TAN color pattern is currently very rare in Holland Lops, so I'm using the Tan rabbit BREED to show most of the varieties.
Tan - BlackTan - ChocolateTan - BlueTan - Lilac
a(t)_B_CCD_E_ ww +++++a(t)_B_CCddE_ ww +++++a(t)_bbCCD_E_ ww +++++a(t)_bbCCddE_ ww +++++
Tan Holland Lop.

Tan Holland Lop. Pix courtesty of Ana Klos.

Blue Tan. Blue Tan.

Maddie's Pretender, bred by Maddie Pratt. Pix taken at the 2012 ARBA Convention.

Chocolate Tan. Chocolate Tan. Chocolate Tan.

Thank you to Sarah Carden & Amanda Wampner of Muskego, WI for letting me photograph their rabbit at the 2012 ARBA Convention.

Lilac Tan.

This Jr. Doe owned by Olivia Myers & Denice Weis of Lafayette, IN. Pix taken at the 2012 ARBA Convention.

STEEL & IT'S VARIATIONS: A + E(s)E

"C"

"c(chd)"

"c(chl)c(chl)"

"c(chl)"

"c(h)"

Full Color: All 4 dark brown and all 3 yellow pigment bands are present.

Dark Chinchilla: Same as Full Color but only 1 yellow pigment band.

Seal

Light Chinchilla: Only 2 dark brown and NO yellow pigment bands.

Himalayan/Pointed White: Color limited to points only.

E(s) is a modifier gene. It covers the middle band with dark pigment. Darkens the agouti's eye circles, triangle at nape of neck, feet, legs, inside of ears and belly, leaving behind colored tips to the guard hair. There should be NO agouti rings when you blow into the coat. See my chart HERE showing the interactions of the A- and E- series genes on coat color and how it impacts steel!
Black Gold Tipped SteelBlack Silver Tipped SteelBlack Seal SteelBlack Sable SteelGT Steel Pointed White
A_B_C_D_E(s)EA_B_c(chd)_D_E(s)EA_B_c(chl)c(chl)D_E(s)EA_B_c(chl)_D_E(s)EA_B_c(ch)_D_E(s)E
Gold Tipped Steel junior doe.

GBF's Copper Top.

Gold Tipped Steel buck.

Diduck's Salinger. Picture permission of Amber from Red Holland Lop Odyssey.

Black Silver Tip Steel doe.

A GBF bred Silver Tipped Steel doe.

Black Silver Tip Steel ND.

Magnum Slingblade. Beautiful ST Steel Netherland Dwarf buck. Owned and bred by Steve Carpenter of Magnum Opus Raboratory.

Black Sable Steel.

GBF's Shoot Me Now. The shading was more apparent when she was younger, but note the ticking looks silver because of the c(chl), NOT because of c(chd).

Chocolate Gold Tipped SteelChocolate Silver Tipped SteelChocolate Seal SteelChocolate Sable SteelChocolate GT Steel Pointed White
A_bbC_D_E(s)EA_bbc(chd)_D_E(s)EA_bbc(chl)c(chl)D_E(s)EA_bbc(chl)_D_E(s)EA_bbc(ch)_D_E(s)E
Broken Chocolate GTS. Chocolate Chin vs Choc STS.

Chocolate STS on top compared to a Chocolate Chinchilla on the bottom. Picture used with permission from De Warr.

Chocolate Sable Steel.

GBF's Chocolate Sable Steel doe.

Blue Gold Tipped SteelBlue Silver Tipped SteelBlue Seal SteelSmoke Pearl Steel (Lops)Blue GT Steel Pointed White
A_B_C_ddE(s)EA_B_c(chd)_ddE(s)EA_B_c(chl)c(chl)ddE(s)EA_B_c(chl)_ddE(s)EA_B_c(ch)_ddE(s)E
GT Blue Steel senior doe.

GBF's Lux. Favorite steel I have ever produced.

Blue Sable Steel.

GBF's Broken Smoke Pearl Steel Buck.

Lilac Gold Tipped SteelLilac Silver Tipped SteelLilac Seal SteelLilac Sable SteelLilac GT Steel Pointed White
A_bbC_ddE(s)EA_bbc(chd)_ddE(s)EA_bbc(chl)c(chl)ddE(s)EA_bbc(chl)_ddE(s)EA_bbc(ch)_ddE(s)E
Lilac GTS.

GBF's Drop The Mic.

Lilac GTS.

Lilac GTS Sr. Doe.

Lilac GTS.

GBF's Layla - Lilac GTS Sr. Doe.

OTHER STEEL Combinations
Black Steeled OtterTBDTBDTBDTBD
a(t)_B_C_D_EsETBDTBDTBDTBD
Steeled Otter - Black Steeled Otter - Black Steeled Otter - Black

Photo's used with permission from Cydney Bowerman.