Conti Colors

When it comes to Conti colors, the first question asked is What colors are there? While it is satisfying to answer the color question with a list of colors by name, we decided it would be much better to offer a full description of each color and show pictures of these colors, so you can really see what they look like. Additionally, other than just offering a list of the colors that are recognized by the British Rabbit Counsel, we have decided to further add a few shots of different colors; these un-recognized colors are not desirable among those who show and work diligently to improve their show-herd. However, others do enjoy the colors as they make wonderful pets for those who love them, plus when done so carefully and with a specific goal, there is always the option of working towards having these other colors recognized as new varieties.

COLORS RECOGNIZED / RECOGNISED COLOURS
Black – A deep black, with blue/black undercolour. Eyes hazel or black.

Black Buck  owned by  Cynthia Munson, USA
Black Buck
owned by
Cynthia Munson, USA

Dark Steel – Dark steel grey with slate blue undercolour, and tips of the fur is grey. Eyes deep hazel.

Dark Steel Buck owned by  Beverely Cherry, UK
Dark Steel Buck
owned by
Beverely Cherry, UK

Light Steel – A medium grey that blends into a sandy/brown band & a greyish blue undercolour with grey guard hairs, & gold/brown tips. Eyes deep hazel.

Steel owned by  Leigh Skipp, UK
Steel owned by
Leigh Skipp, UK

Chestnut Agouti – A deep chestnut shade with black ticking and dark slate-blue undercolour. Ears laced black, eye circles, underside of tail and belly white with slate undercolour.

Chesnut Agouti owned by Leigh Skipp, UK
Chesnut Agouti owned by
Leigh Skipp, UK

Red Agouti – A rich coppery red shade with black ticking. The undercolour is medium orange with a dark slate undercolour. The underside of the tail and the belly to be cream with a slate undercolour.

Red Agouti owned by TinaCallcut, UK
Red Agouti owned by
TinaCallcut, UK

Opal – Pale blueish grey over a medium fawn band and slate undercolour. Ears laced blue. Eye circles, underside of tail and belly to be white with a slate undercolour.

Opal Doe owned by Tina Callcut, UK
Opal Doe owned by
Tina Callcut, UK

Yellow – Vivid yellow covering body, the front legs, pelvis and thighs. Nostrils, eyes, & jaw line is light cream colour. Belly & under-tail is cream with yellow groin patches.

Yellow Doe owned by Jim Wilson, UK
Yellow Doe owned by
Jim Wilson, UK

Chinchilla – Silvery Grey with black ticking. The undercolour to be dark slate blue at base, blending pearl (slate to be wider than pearl) with thin black edging, and neck fur lighter than body but strictly confined to nape, flanks and chest ticked shade of pearl, slightly lighter than body, eye circles light pearl grey, & ear lacing to be black.

Chinchilla Doe owned by Jim Wilson, UK
Chinchilla Doe owned by
Jim Wilson, UK

White – Immaculate bright white fur, eyes pink or blue. Nails white.

Red Eyed White owned by Beverely Cherry, UK
Red Eyed White owned by Beverely Cherry, UK
Blue Eyed White owned by Jim Wilson, UK
Blue Eyed White owned by Jim Wilson, UK

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PLAGIARISM IS ILLEGAL
PLAGIARISM IS ILLEGAL