Color Guide----Shaded Netherland Dwarfs

 

Netherland Dwarf

Shaded Variety 

 

      Sable Point

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The nose, ears, feet, and tail are to be a rich sepia brown. The color on the points is to fade rapidly to a rich creamy body surface color, which has a creamy white undercolor. Darker shading is permissible around the eyes. Eyes: Brown    (ARBA standard) 

The difference between seal points (cchlcchlD-ee) and sable points isn't "recognized" on the show table, both can be shown under sable points. Seal points are said to be darker, but genetically heterzygous sable points can turn pretty dark too. 

 

Desired color                         

Junior ^ her ears will be all dark, not halfway.................Senior ^  

 This picture v shows three young sable points all different shades. Nice color on right. left is ok, middle will turn out dark/smutty.

 baby coat^ clean color good points, once ears finish 

Dark, smutty color, but still a sable point^ 

 Baby sable point, same as one of the pictured on top right v

 Baby sable point ^.....its hard to tell at that age blue point from sable point thats why I wait to guess for alittle bit. This one was a sable point.

 

 

Blue Point (Non showable) 

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If you have smoke pearls in the backgrounds of your sable points, you will probably get these every so often. I don't recommend breeding smoke pearl x sable point unless you want to decrease your chances of getting sable points in the future. 

Creamy body, blue points, greyish/brown eye. Looks inbetween a smoke pearl and a sable point. 

 

Has gray eyes, looks inbetween smoke pearl and sable point, is dilute 

 

 sable point, Blue point(same rabbit as pictured above), Sable point

 

 

 

Also can become smutty with age,   NOTE: Grayish brown eye, much lighter grayer than   a siamese sable and sable point, more brown than smoke pearl. Thats one way how I could tell the blue point apart from the two sable points above,  besides the blue points

 

 

Siamese Sable 

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The surface color is to be a rich sepia brown on the head, ears, back, outside of legs, and top of the tail. the surface color will fade to a lighter sepia on the sides, chest, belly, inside of legs, and underside of the tail. Dark face color is to fade from the eyes to the jaws and all blending of color is to be gradual and free from blotches or streaks. The undercolor will be slightly lighter than the surface color. Eyes- Brown. (ARBA standard) 

Babies will look more grayish but get darker/richer brown once they shed the baby coat.  Nails: brown. Eyes= very rich/dark brown not really in grey at all in eyes

 young, baby coat < senior, perfect color, picture is dark though. < will have good color, baby coat

 

 

Siamese Smoke Pearl

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The surface color is to be a rich smoke gray on the head, ears, back, outside of legs, and the top of the tail. The surface color will fade to a pearl gray on the sides, chest, belly, inside of legs, and underside of the tail. Dark face color is to fade from the eyes to the jaws and blend with the chest color. All blending of color is to be gradual and free from blotches or streaks. The undercolor will be slightly ligher than the surface color. Eyes- blue-gray.  (ARBA standard)

 

 Color can range from light to dark, light is preferred. Eyes- mostly gray/little brown. Don't recommend breeding to sable points. Nails should be dark gray many smoke pearls nails seem to lighten in time and when trimmed; many judges are picky about that.

perfect colordark color

 

 Baby Dark color

 

 Both are smoke pearls, right is very dark in color(even though it looks like a siamese sable by the picture this one was a super dark smoke pearl)

 

Tortoise Shell

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The surface of the body is to be a rusty orange color on the loin, blending with a gray-black(gray-blue) on the sides, rump, belly, head, ears, feet, and tail. The color is to extend well down the hair shaft to an off-white undercolor. Eyes-brown.

DQ if has a white belly or underside of tail. (ARBA standard) 

 Technically should be a self variety, but is shaded in ARBA standard. 

 

 

  Blue tort holland lop

 

 

 Seal (not showable)

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 Has the double sable gene, many people confuse them as a super dark siamese sable (in a way they are) but they are not showable, many people show them anyway. I only recommend breeding them to REWs or Himis, then you can't get seals.  

 seal, siamese sable, 3 smoke pearls

 

 

 

Any Other Variety AOV 

Himalayan (Himi)

Black Himalayan 

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 Yes ^ that is a black himalayan. Almost looks chocolate. Same rabbit is pictured on right with richer markings since it was cooler then.

 

black himi

NOTE: Himalayans can look almost all white for the first few weeks or all smutty. People may confuse them with smoke pearls at first until they open their eyes. Most of the time they are "cold himis" (born during winter) or "true himis" breeding himi x something that are very smutty at first. Not always though, just what I have noticed. 

 

 Blue Himalayan

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