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Agouti Pattern

Agouti

Overall impression reddish sand colour edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, thin orange/yellow band, black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour, Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E-

Belgian Hare

(Belgian Hare only) Overall impression very rich reddish colour laced with black.Back: Slate undercolour, wide red band, black tips. Belly: Orange-red. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail orange. Nape of neck and groin streaks red-orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- ww +++rufus modifiers

Blue-Grey

(Angora only) Overall impression blue with opal areas. Back: Wool blue with opal tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Head, feet and ears as opal. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-ddE- ll

Brown Grey

(British Giant and Vienna Only) As agouti

(Dutch only) Overall impression sand colour with yellow edging. Back: Slate undercolour, thin yellow band, black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, cream-yellow top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail cream-yellow. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- +umbrous modifiers

(Angora only) Overall impression blue with agouti areas. Back: Wool blue with agouti tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Head, feet and ears as agouti. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black..
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- ll

Castor

(Satin and Rex only) - Overall impression rich orange-brown sand colour edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, thin orange/red band, black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks rich orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- sasa and/or rr

Chinchilla

Overall impression sparkling silvery-grey edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, pearly white band, black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-c chd-D-E-

(Angora only) Overall impression blue with chinchilla areas. Back: Wool blue with chinchilla tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Head, feet and ears as chinchilla. Eyes brown, blue-brown or blue. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-c chd-D-E- ll

Cinnamon

Overall impression brown dusted orange colour edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, thin orange band (or wide orange band) , chocolate brown tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced brown. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-bbC-D-E-

(Angora only) Overall impression blue with cinnamon areas. Back: Wool blue with cinnamon tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Head, feet and ears as cinnamon. Eyes brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-bbC-D-E- ll

Flemish

(Flemish Giant only) Overall dark blue-black edged and flecked with with brown.Back: Dark slate undercolour, thin orange band, black tips. Belly: Dark slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks dark orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E-
N.B. This colour is essentially a very dark agouti despite resembling the Light Steel in colour.

Grey

(English only) Overall impression dark yellowish-brown colour edged with dull cream. Back: Slate undercolour, thin yellow band, dark black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, dull cream top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under tail dull cream. Nape of neck orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- +darkning modifiers

Lynx-Wheaten Lynx

Overall impression grey-dusted yellow-fawn colour edged with white. Back: Pearly white undercolour, thin yellow-fawn band (or wide yellow-fawn band) , lilac tips. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced lilac. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks yellow-orange. Eyes blue-grey or brown. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-bbC-ddE-

Opal

Overall impression grey dusted fawn colour edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, thin fawn band (or wide fawn band), blue tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced blue Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks yellow-orange. Eyes blue-grey or brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-B-C-ddE-

Perlfee

(Perlfee only) Overall impression light grey-dusted colour edged with fawn then white. Back: Blue undercolour, blending through thin fawn band to blue tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced blue Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks yellow-orange. Eyes blue-grey. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-B-C-ddE-

Red Agouti-Deilenaar

Overall impression rich reddish sand colour edged with cream. Back: Slate undercolour, wide orange band, black tips. Belly: Cream colour. Slate undercolour. (undercolour absent in the Deilenaar) Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail cream. Nape of neck and groin streaks red-orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- ww +rufus modifiers

Sandy

(Continental Giant only) Overall impression sandy colour edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, wide orange band, black tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E- ww

Squirrel

Overall impression sparkling light silvery-grey edged with white. Back: Slate undercolour, pearly white band, blue tips. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced blue. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-B-c chd-ddE-


Patterned Colours

Broken

Overall impression white with coloured patches. Back: White with large coloured markings. Belly: White with a few small coloured spots over the teats. Ears coloured, or with a small amount of white in the centre. Legs white. Coloured elbow spots. Head white with coloured spots and eye circles. Eye colour according to coat colour. Nails white.
Genotype [colour] + Enen
N.B. The colour of the patches can vary, this is as those in the list.

Butterfly

Overall impression white with a regular coloured pattern. Back: Coloured with white shoulders and sides. Belly: White with a few small coloured spots over the teats. Ears coloured. Legs white. Coloured elbow spots. Head white with coloured spots and eye circles, and a butterfly shape which covers the nose and top lips. Eye colour according to coat colour. Nails white.
Genotype [colour] + Enen
N.B. The colour of the pattern can vary, this is as those in the list.

Dalmation

(Rex only) Overall impression white with coloured spots. Back: White with random spots. Belly: White, or with spots. Ears coloured or spotted. Legs white. Head white with coloured nose spots and eye circles. Eye colour according to coat colour. Nails white.
Genotype [colour] + Enen
N.B. Dalmation Rex are only standardised in Black, Blue, Chocolate and "Tri-colour" (Harlequin)

Dutch

Overall impresion coloured with white saddle and face. Back: coloured over the rump, but a wide band of white over the shoulders encircling the whole body. Belly: front part white, lower part coloured. Ears coloured. Front legs white, back legs coloured with white toes. Head coloured with white triangle ('blaze') between the eyes. Eye colour according to coat colour. Nails white.
Genotype [colour] + either Dudu or du dduw.
N.B. In the Dutch breed there are only certain recognised colours to apply to this pattern, : Brown-Grey, Black, Blue, Chocolate, Tortoiseshell, Steel Grey, Light Grey, and Yellow (Orange).

English

Overall impression white with coloured marks. Back: White with a coloured line down the back, the flanks are covered with a stream of spots from shoulder to hip. Belly: White with a few small coloured spots over the teats. Ears coloured. Legs white, coloured elbow spots. Head white with a coloured butterfly, covering nose and top lip, and eye circles. Eyes according to colour. Nails white.
Genotype [colour] + Enen
N.B. English can only be shown in Grey, Tortoiseshell, Black, Blue and Chocolate

Hotot

Overall impression pure white with dark eye circles. Coat pure white all over. Eye circles black. Ears, nose and nails white. Eyes brown.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E- EnEn dudu

Papillon

(Giant Papillon only) The Papillon is as the english, but with far fewer spots on the flanks.
Genotype [colour] + Enen

Rhinelander

(Rhinelander only) Overall impression white with black and orange marks. Back: White with a black and orange coloured line down the back, and a few flank spots in black and orange. Belly: White with a few small coloured spots over the teats. Ears patchwork black and orange. Legs white. Coloured elbow spots. Head white with an orange and black coloured nose butterfly and eye circles. Eyes brown. Nails white.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ej- + Enen


Self

Black

Jet black all over. Slate blue undercolour. Eyes brown or occasionally blue. Nails black or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-D -E-

Blue

Medium blue-grey all over. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype aaB-C-ddE-

Blue Eyed White

Pure white all over Eyes clear bright blue. Nails pink.
Genotype - - - -(not cc)- - - - vv

Chocolate-Brown

Rich chocolate brown all over. Light slate undercolour. Eyes brown, chocolate's eyes have a ruby glow. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype aabbC-D-E

Havana

Rich chocolate brown with a purpley sheen all over.Light slate undercolour.Eyes brown with a ruby glow.Nails horn.
Genotype aabbC-D-E

Ermine

(Rex only) Either Red Eyed White or Blue Eyed White.
Genotype ----cc---- rr or ------ vv rr

Ivory

(Satin only) Light cream/yellow all over. Eyes clear bright blue or bright blood red.
Genotype ----cc---- sasa or ---(not cc)--- vv sasa

Lilac

Pinky dove grey all over.Eyes blue-brown or blue-brown with a ruby glow. Nails light horn.
Genotype aabbC-ddE-

Red Eyed White

Pure white all over Eyes clear bright blood red. Nails pink.
Genotype - - - -cc- - - -

Smoke

(Angora only) Overall impression dark smoke colour with darker black areas. Back: Dark blue grey wool to the skin. Head, feet and ears black. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E-


Shaded Self

Beige-Isabella

Overall impression rich fawn shading to blue 'points' and belly. Back: rich fawn shading to blue tipped fawn on the flanks, white undercolour. Belly: blue with a fawn and white undercolour. Smut, ears, feet and tail also blue. Eyes brown or grey-brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-ddee

Blue-Cream

(Angora only) Back: Cream wool with light blue tips. Belly: Blue with a fawn and white undercolour. Smut, ears, feet and tail also blue. Eyes brown or grey-brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-ddee ll

Bluepoint

Overall impression light cream shading to blue 'points'. Back: cream-white. Belly: white. Smut, ears, feet and tail blue. Eyes brown, blue-brown or preferably blue-brown with a ruby glow. Nails light horn.
Genotype aaB-cchlcddee

Bronze

(Satin only) Overall impression rich orange shading to dark chocolate 'points' and belly. Back: rich orange shading to chocolate tipped orange on the flanks, undercolour white. Belly: chocolate. Undercolour orange and white. Smut, ears, feet and tail also chocolate. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aabbC-D-ee sasa

Chocolate Tortoiseshell

Overall impression orange shading to dark chocolate 'points' and belly. Back: orange shading to chocolate tipped orange on the flanks, undercolour white. Belly: chocolate. Undercolour orange and white. Smut, ears, feet and tail also chocolate. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aabbC-D-ee

Cream (Sussex)

(Sussex only) Overall impression deep pinkish cream with lilac shading. Back: Deep pinkish cream ticked with a mixture of lilac and ivory, shading down to an ivory base. Belly and under tail: Lilac, undercolour cream shading down to an ivory base. Smut, ears, feet and tail lilac over a cream base. Nape and groins streaks rich pinkish cream. Eyes grey. Nails light horn.
Genotype aabbC-ddee ww+ ticking modifiers

Gold (Sussex)

(Sussex only) Overall impression warm gold with milk chocolate shading. Back: Gold ticked with a mixture of chocolate and cream, shading down to a cream base. Belly and under tail: Milk chocolate, undercolour gold shading down to a cream base. Smut, ears, feet and tail milk chocolate over a gold base. Nape and groins streaks rich gold. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aabbC-D-ee ww + ticking modifiers

Iron Grey

Overall impression light grey shading to dark soot black 'points' and belly. Back: Light grey shading to sooty tipped light grey on the flanks, undercolour white. Belly: Sooty black. Undercolour white. Smut, ears, feet and tail also sooty. Eyes brown, blue-brown or blue. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-cchd-D-ee

Sealpoint

Overall impression light cream shading to dark sepia 'points'. Back: cream-white. Belly: white. Smut, ears, feet and tail dark sepia. Eyes brown or preferably brown with a ruby glow. Nails light horn.
Genotype aaB-cchlcD-ee

Siamese Sable Dark

Overall impression shaded dusty black. Dorsal area: Black-brown top colour blending down to the skin ('very rich dark sepia') Flanks: Dusty black-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Belly: Lighter dusty black-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Eyes brown or brown with a deep red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype aaB-c chlcchlD-E-

Siamese Sable Medium

Overall impression shaded dusty brown. Dorsal area: Dark sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin ('very rich sepia') Flanks: Dusty sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Belly: Lighter dusty sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Eyes brown or brown with a deep red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype aaB-c

Siamese Smoke Dark

Overall impression shaded dusty black. Dorsal area: Black-brown top colour blending down to the skin ('very rich dark sepia') Flanks: Dusty black-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Belly: Lighter dusty black-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Eyes brown or brown with a deep red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype aaB-c chlcchlD-E-

Siamese Smoke Medium

Overall impression shaded dusty brown. Dorsal area: Dark sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin ('very rich sepia') Flanks: Dusty sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Belly: Lighter dusty sepia-brown top colour blending down to the skin. Eyes brown or brown with a deep red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype aaB-c

Sooty-fawn

(Angora only) As for ordinary sooty-fawn but belly is white.
Genotype aaB-C-D-ee ll

Sooty-fawn, Thuringer

Overall impression rich orange shading to dark soot black 'points' and belly. Back: rich orange shading to sooty tipped orange on the flanks, undercolour white. Belly: sooty black. Undercolour orange and white. Smut, ears, feet and tail also sooty. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-D-ee

Tortoiseshell

Overall impression rich orange shading to soot black restricted to the 'points' and belly. Back: rich orange shading to sooty tipped orange on the lower flanks, undercolour white. Belly: sooty black. Undercolour orange and white. Smut, ears, feet and tail also sooty. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-D-ee


Shaded Tan Pattern

Marten Sable Dark

Overall impression shaded dusty black edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Slate undercolour, black-brown top colour ('very rich dark sepia') Flanks: Slate undercolour, dusty black-brown top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears and nape white. Eyes brown or brown with a deep red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchlcchlD-E-

Marten Sable Medium

Overall impression shaded dusty brown edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Slate undercolour, dark sepia-brown top colour ('very rich sepia') Flanks: Slate undercolour, dusty sepia-brown top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears and nape white. Eyes brown with a red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchl-D-E-

Marten Sable Light

Overall impression shaded dusty brown edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Slate undercolour, sepia-brown top colour ('rich sepia') Flanks: Slate undercolour, creamy sepia-brown top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears and nape white. Eyes brown with a bright red shine. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchlcD-E-

Marten Smoke

Overall impression shaded beigey blue-grey edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Slate undercolour, smoke top colour Flanks: Slate undercolour, pearl grey beige top colour. Belly: Fawny slate undercolour, white top colour. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears and nape white. Eyes blue-brown with a red shine. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchlcddE-


Silvered Colours

Argente Crème

Overall impression pale creamy white. Body orange with very heavy white silvering, so that the colour appears to be white with orange flecking. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee + extremely heavy ticking modifiers.

Argente de Champagne

Overall impression pale charcoaled-white. Body black with very heavy white silvering, so that the colour appears to be white with charcoal flecking. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E- + extremely heavy ticking modifiers.

Argente Noir

Overall impression charcoaled-white. Body black with heavy white silvering, so that the colour appears to be white with heavy charcoal flecking. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E- + very heavy ticking modifiers.

Meissener

(Meissener Lop only) Overall impresion black with white flecking. Black with blue undercolour all over, heavily 'sprinkled' with white hairs. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E- + heavy ticking modifiers.

Silver Blue

Overall impresion blue with white flecking. Blue all over, heavily 'sprinkled' with white hairs. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype aaB-C-ddE- + heavy ticking modifiers.

Silver Brown

Overall impresion brown with white flecking. Brown with blue undercolour all over, heavily 'sprinkled' with white hairs. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype aabbC-D-E- + heavy ticking modifiers.

Silver Fawn

Overall impresion orange with white flecking. Orange with white undercolour all over, heavily 'sprinkled' with white hairs. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee + heavy ticking modifiers.

Silver Grey

Overall impresion black with white flecking. Black with blue undercolour all over, heavily 'sprinkled' with white hairs. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype aaB-C-D-E- + heavy ticking modifiers.


Tan Pattern

Black Fox

Overall impression jet black edged with sprinklings of white. Back: Slate undercolour, black top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Top of tail black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail and nape white. Eyes brown, or blue. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchd-D-E-

Black Otter

Overall impression jet black edged with orange then white. Back: Slate undercolour, jet black top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour, edge of belly orange. Top of tail choc. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white edged with orange. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-D-E-

Black Tan

Overall impression jet black edged with tan. Back: Slate undercolour, black top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, tan top colour. (possibly undercolour absent) Top of tail black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, and nape tan. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-D-E- ww +rufus modifiers

Blue Fox

Overall impression blue-grey edged with sprinklings of white. Back: Blue colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Top of tail blue. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail and nape white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchd-ddE-

Blue Otter

Overall impression blue-grey edged with orange/fawn then white. Back: Blue colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour, edge of belly orange/fawn. Top of tail blue. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white edged with orange/fawn. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange/fawn. Eyes blue-brown or brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-ddE-

Blue Tan

Overall impression blue-grey edged with tan. Back: Slate undercolour, blue top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, fawny-tan top colour. (possibly undercolour absent) Top of tail blue. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, and nape tan. Eyes blue-brown. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-ddE- ww +rufus modifiers

Chocolate Fox

Overall impression chocolate-brown edged with sprinklings of white. Back: Slate undercolour, chocolate top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour. Top of tail brown. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail and nape white. Eyes brown or blue. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-bbcchd-D-E-

Chocolate Otter

Overall impression chocolate-brown edged with orange then white. Back: Slate undercolour, chocolate top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, white top colour, edge of belly orange. Top of tail blue. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white edged with orange. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange. Eyes brown with a ruby glow in the pupil. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-bbC-D-E-

Chocolate Tan

Overall impression chocolate brown edged with tan. Back: Slate undercolour, brown top colour. Belly: Slate undercolour, tan top colour. (possibly undercolour absent) Top of tail brown. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, and nape tan. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-bbC-D-E- ww +rufus modifiers

Lilac Fox

Overall impression pinky dove grey edged with sprinklings of white. Back: Pearly white undercolour, lilac top colour. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, white top colour. Top of tail lilac. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail and nape white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails light horn.
Genotype a t-bbcchd-ddE-

Lilac Otter

Overall impression pinky dove grey edged with orange/fawn then white. Back: Pearly white undercolour, lilac top colour. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, white top colour, edge of belly orange/fawn. Top of tail lilac. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white edged with orange/fawn. Nape of neck and groin streaks orange/fawn. Eyes blue-brown or brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-bb-C-ddE-

Lilac Tan

Overall impression pinky blue-grey edged with tan. Back: Pearly white undercolour, lilac top colour. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, fawny-tan top colour. (possibly undercolour absent) Top of tail lilac. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, and nape tan. Eyes blue-brown. Nails dark horn.
Genotype a t-bbC-ddE- ww +rufus modifiers


Other Colours

Cream

(Angora only) Overall impression fawn edged with white. Back: fawn wool with a pale cream undercolour.Belly: White. Head, feet and ears fawn. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown or blue-brown.Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-ddee ll

Fawn

Overall impression rich fawn edged with white. Not dull orange. Back: White undercolour, fawn top colour. Belly: White. Ears bluer fawn, but clear fawn preferable. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails light or dark horn. Genotype A-B-C-ddee

Golden

(Angora only) Overall impression golden red edged with white.Back: golden red wool with a cream undercolour.Belly: White.Head, feet and ears orange. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee ll

Golden Glavcot

Overall impression medium brown regularly ticked with gold and dark brown. Back: Dark chocolatey slate undercolour, thin dull brownish band with brown tips. Belly: As back, but colour appears more regular and lighter. Nape of neck brownish. Ears laced brown. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn.
Genotype A-bbC-D-E sE

Harlequin Black

Overall impresion patchwork of golden orange and black. Back: Orange and black top colour in stripes. Belly: Orange and black top colour in stripes. Ears one black one orange. Legs two black two orange. Face half orange half black. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-e j-

Harlequin Brown

Overall impresion patchwork of golden orange and brown. Back: Orange and brown top colour in stripes. Belly: Orange and brown top colour in stripes. Ears one brown one orange. Legs two brown two orange. Face half orange half brown. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-bbC-D-e j-

Harlequin Blue

Overall impresion patchwork of golden-fawn and blue. Back: golden-fawn and blue top colour in stripes. Belly: golden-fawn and blue top colour in stripes. Ears one blue one fawn. Legs two blue two fawn. Face half fawn half blue. Eyes brown, or blue-brown.
Genotype A-B-C-dde j

Harlequin Lilac

Overall impresion patchwork of golden-fawn and lilac. Back: golden-fawn and lilac top colour in stripes. Belly: golden-fawn and lilac top colour in stripes. Ears one lilac one fawn. Legs two lilac two fawn. Face half fawn half lilac. Eyes brown, or blue-brown.
Genotype A-bbC-dde j-

Himalayan-Californian Black

Overall impression white with black 'points' and red eyes. Back: white. Belly: white. Nose, ears, feet and tail black with clear division between this and the body colour. Eyes clear bright blood red. Nails light horn.
Genotype aaB-chchD-ee

Himalayan-Californian Blue

Overall impression white with blue-grey 'points' and red eyes. Back: white. Belly: white. Nose, ears, feet and tail blue with clear division between this and the body colour. Eyes clear bright blood red. Nails light horn.
Genotype aaB-chchD-ee

Himalayan-Californian Chocolate

Overall impression white with chocolate brown 'points' and red eyes. Back: white. Belly: white. Nose, ears, feet and tail brown with clear division between this and the body colour. Eyes clear bright blood red. Nails light horn.
Genotype aabbchchD-ee

Himalayan-Californian Lilac

Overall impression white with pinkish blue 'points' and red eyes. Back: white. Belly: white. Nose, ears, feet and tail lilac with clear division between this and the body colour. Eyes clear bright blood red. Nails light horn.
Genotype aabbchchddee

Light Steel

(Continental Giant only) Overall impression medium grey regularly ticked with black and yellow. Back: Dark slate undercolour, thin dull brownish band with black and yellow tips. Belly: As back, but colour appears more regular. Nape of neck brownish. Ears laced black. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-E sE

Magpie Black

Overall impresion patchwork of white and black. Back: white and black top colour in stripes. Belly: white and black top colour in stripes. Ears one black one white. Legs two black two white . Face half white half black. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-cchd-D-ej-

Magpie Brown

Overall impresion patchwork of white and brown. Back: white and brown top colour in stripes. Belly: white and brown top colour in stripes. Ears one brown one white. Legs two brown two white. Face half white half brown. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-bbcchd-D-ej-

Magpie Blue

Overall impresion patchwork of white and blue. Back: white and blue top colour in stripes. Belly: white and blue top colour in stripes. Ears one blue one white. Legs two blue two white. Face half white half blue. Eyes brown, or blue-brown.
Genotype A-B-cchd-ddej-

Magpie Lilac

Overall impresion patchwork of white and lilac. Back: white and lilac top colour in stripes. Belly: white and lilac top colour in stripes. Ears one lilac one white. Legs two lilac two white. Face half white half lilac. Eyes brown, or blue-brown.
Genotype A-bbcchd-ddej-

Orange

Overall impression bright orange edged with white. Back: White undercolour, Orange top colour. Belly: White. Ears duller orange, but clear orange preferable. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee

Red

Overall impression rich orange-red. Back: White undercolour, orange-red top colour. Belly: Orange. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail creamy orange. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee +++rufus modifiers

Steel

Overall impression steel colour ticked with dull orange and black. Back: Dark slate undercolour, thin dull orange band with black tips. Belly: Slate blue undercolour, grey top colour. Eyes brown. Nails dark horn or black.
Genotype A-B-C-D-EsEs

Thrianta

Overall impression rich orange-tan. Back: White undercolour, Orange top colour. Belly: Orange. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail cream. Eyes brown. Nails light or dark horn.
Genotype A-B-C-D-ee +++rufus and/or umbrous modifiers

Wheaten

Overall impression rich yellow-fawn colour of wheat edged with white. Back: White undercolour, wheat top colour. Belly: White. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-bbC-ddee


Unstandardised Agouti Pattern

Chocolate Chinchilla

Overall impression sparkling creamy chocolate edged with white. Back: Pearly white undercolour, white band, chocolate brown tips. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced chocolate brown. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-bbcchd-ddE-

Frosty Point

Overall impression very pale cream with soft speckled grey shadings. Back: Very pale cream with slight very pale grey ticking. Belly: white. Points ticked with pale grey. Ears pale grey. Top of tail grey. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown, blue-brown, blue, or brown with a ruby glow. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-B-cchl(or cchd)-D-(or dd)ee

Ghost Chinchilla

Overall impression white with delicate haze of black tips. Back: white with light tips of black. Belly: white. Ears laced black. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown, blue-brown, or blue. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-B-cchd-D-E- ww

Lilac Chinchilla-Wiltshire

Overall impression sparkling very light silvery-grey edged with white. Back: Pearly white undercolour, white band, lilac tips. Belly: Pearly white undercolour, white top colour. Ears laced lilac. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes blue, blue-grey or brown. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-bbcchd-ddE-

Sable Agouti-Shaded Chinchilla

Overall impression sparkling silvery grey fading to a white belly. Dorsal area: beige-blue undercolour, white band and dark black-brown tips. Flanks: faded version of dorsal colour, fading to white. Beige-blue undercolour. Belly: white with beige-blue undercolour. Ears laced charcoal-brown. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears, under-tail white. Eyes brown or brown with a ruby glow. Nails light horn.
Genotype A-B-cchl-D-E-


Unstandardised Self Pattern

Dark Siamese Smoke

Overall impression slightly shaded dark blue-grey. Dorsal area: Smoke colour/blue Flanks: Grey-blue top colour shading down to the skin. Belly: Grey-blue top colour shading down to the skinr. Eyes blue-brown with a red shine. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype aa-B-cchlcchlddE-
N.B. The shading is only clearly visible on the head and as dustiness on the belly.


Unstandardised Tan Pattern

Dark Marten Smoke

Overall impression slightly shaded dark blue-grey edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Smoke colour/blue. Flanks: Grey-blue top colour shading down to the skin. Belly: Fawny slate undercolour, white top colour. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears white. Eyes blue-brown with a red shine. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-cchlcchlddE-
NB The shading may only clearly visible on the head or edge of the belly.

Marten Beige-Beige Otter

Overall impression shaded fawn and blue edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Lightly blue-dusted fawn. White undercolour. Flanks: Blue-dusted fawn, or blue. White undercolour. Belly: White. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears white. Eyes brown or blue-brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-ddee

Marten Chocolate Tortoiseshell

Overall impression shaded orange and chocolate-brown edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Lightly brown-dusted orange. White undercolour. Flanks: brown-dusted orange, or brown. White undercolour. Belly: White. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears white. Eyes brown with a ruby glow in the pupil. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-bbC-D-ee

Marten Tortoiseshell-Sooty Otter

Overall impression shaded orange and black edged with sprinklings of white. Dorsal area: Lightly charcoal-dusted orange. White undercolour. Flanks: Black-dusted orange, or black. White undercolour. Belly: White. Underjaw, eye circles, inside of ears white. Eyes brown. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype a t-B-C-D-ee


Unstandardised Other Colours

Silver Glavcot

Overall impression medium blue regularly ticked with gold and darker blue. Back: Dark slate undercolour, thin dull brownish band with blue and golden tips. Belly: As back, but colour appears more regular and lighter. Nape of neck brownish. Ears laced blue. Eyes blue. Nails dark or light horn.
Genotype A-B-C-ddEsE
N.B. the breed Silver Glavcot is believed to be extinct, however this blue steel colour is sometimes found in other breeds, where it is currently unstandardised.



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