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45 Beautiful Rabbit Coat Colors and Patterns (With Pictures)

Nicole Cosgrove

There are a wide array of coat colors and patterns that a rabbit can have. Although there can be mixes, this list contains the basic descriptions of the colors and patterns found in pet rabbits. Not all breeds can necessarily come in every option, since it will depend on their parentage.

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Colors and Patterns

1. Agouti

Agouti
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There are bands of color that circle each hair on a rabbit’s coat. The coloration of the bars can vary depending on the coloration of the coat.


2. Belgian Hare

Belgian Hare
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Belgian Hares can have a special kind of coloring. They can have a rich red color that is laced with black.


3. Black

Black
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Black fur is often dense and deep in color. The underlayer for rabbits of this color is typically a blue-gray color.


4. Black otter

Black Otter
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Black is the primary color but it can have patterns. The hair is lighter on the belly and can sometimes be tinted orange against the border between pure black and a lighter color.


5. Blue

Blue
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Blue-colored colored rabbits have a solid coloring with even blue-gray shades.


6. Blue Otter

Blue Otter
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Blue otter is another variation on the otter pattern. The overall blue coat is tipped with guard hairs and fawn areas.


7. Blue Steel

Blue Steel
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Blue steel is another pattern with an overall blue color and a tan or silver ticking throughout the coat.


8. Blue Tortoiseshell

Blue Tortoishelle
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Blue tortoiseshell is a mixed pattern of blue and beige.


9. Brindle

Brindle
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Brindle is the intermingling pattern of two colors, one of which will be dark and the other light, dispersed consistently throughout the body.


10. Broken

Broken
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This pattern is when the predominant color is white fur, and there are color patches of black and dark brown on the nose, ears, and eyes.


11. Brown-gray agouti

Brown-gray agouti
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This coloration version of the agouti coloration has a blue base on each hair. It fades into a medium tan and then to charcoal, with a tan tip at the end.


12. Californian

Californian
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A Californian isn’t a widely accepted color pattern. A rabbit with this coloring has a white body with black accent points on the ears, nose, feet, and tail.


13. Castor

Castor
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Castor patterned rabbits have a grey-blue undercoat, orange or red in the middle, and brown fur on the top.


14. Chinchilla

Chinchilla
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Chinchilla is a color on rabbits that can appear grey. It is slate or black, with a blend of pearl and guard hairs that are tipped with black.


15. Chocolate

Chocolate
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Chocolate is another description for a deep dark brown color.

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16. Chocolate steel

Chocolate Steel
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Chocolate colors can have variations. Chocolate steel color can have tan and silver ticking.


17. Cinnamon

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Cinnamon colors give the impression that it is brown but dusted over with orange, and each hair is edged with white.


18. Copper agouti

Copper agouti is a variation of agouti. These color bands are red and orange, with dark slate underlayers with a red tip and guard hairs that are tipped black.


19. Cream

Cream
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Cream colors can range from a pink undertone beige to a slightly deeper almond color.


20. Fawn

Fawn
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Fawn is another word for a shade like a hay or straw color.


21. Fox

Fox
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The fox pattern is a primarily solid-colored rabbit on the back and the body has a white underbelly.


22. Frosted pearl

Pearl is a pinkish white underlayer, and when it is frosted, each hair is tipped with black, chocolate, blue, or lilac in varying shades.


23. Gray

Gray
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Gray is not one solid color but a mix of black, slate under-colors, black tips, and sometimes a tan band.


24. Light gray

Light Gray
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Light gray is another agouti variation. Slate blue is the base of the hair. There is off-white in the middle of the hair and light gray at the tip, and there are black-tipped guard hairs.


25. Lilac

Lilac is a variation of gray that is pinkish and somewhat paler than other colors.


26. Lilac steel

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Lilac steel is a darker variation of lilac, with tan and silver ticking on the top of the hair.


27. Lynx

Lynx
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A lynx-colored rabbit is tinged with lilac or a light orange color on the body and the top of the head. There are sharper orange colors on the underlayer. There are often white areas that show up underneath the tail, jaw, belly, and around the rabbit’s eyes.


28. Opal

Opal
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The rabbit’s primary color is a fawn color that appears dusted with grey and edged with white.


29. Opal Agouti

Opal is an agouti variation with slate blue at the base and tips of gold and blue.


30. Orange

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Orange is the name for a light color with a bright edging.


31. Pearl

Pearl
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Pearl is a light gray color with a creaminess to the underlayer.


32. Pointed white

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A rabbit with pointed white color is primarily a solid white, with darker shades on the nose, feet, ears, and tail, similar to a Siamese cat.


33. Red

Red
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A red color rabbit is a solid color that is a rich brown with deep red shading.


34. Red Agouti-Deilenaar

Red Agouti-Deilenaar
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This agouti variation is a red agouti with a rich sand color on the bottom, edged with cream.


35. Sable

Sable
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Sable coloration is a dark grayish brown that is mostly solid.


36. Sable marten

Sable Marten
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This is Siamese sable coloring overall, with silver-tipped guard hairs.


37. Sable point

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Sable as color can have patterns. A point color pattern entails a cream body with sable on the points, like the nose, feet, ears, and tail.


38. Sandy

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Instead of only red, sandy is a reddish tan color.


39. Seal

Reminiscent of the animal it was named for, this color is an almost black sable color.


40. Silver fox

Silver Fox
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Silver fox can also simply be called silver. Silver has white on the underlayer with silver-tipped hairs.


41. Squirrel

Squirrel coloration has a light silver primary color edged with white.


42. Tan pattern

Tan Pattern
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Tan patterns don’t have to be true tan but could include shades of marten and otter. The markings are often on the eyes, jowls, nostrils, inside the ears, on the belly, on the inside of the legs, and the tail’s underside.


43. Ticking

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Ticking is the overall pattern that can take on quite a few variations. There are solid or tipped guard hairs throughout the primary coat color.


44. Tri-colored

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Tri-colored rabbits have a more obvious name. They are mottled with three primary colors across their body.


45. Tortoiseshell

Tortoiseshell rabbits are a bright orange or dark fawn colors tinged with black.

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Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.