Orchard Hill Rex Rabbitry
Side By Side Color Comparisons
Note: These colors are all shown on Rex rabbits but can work with any breed, keep in mind though that Rex having the shortest fur, makes the color more intense than on breeds with normal fur. Also see "Rabbit Color Review".
Castor - Amber
Other names for castor: chestnut agouti on most breeds,
copper on Satins, sandy on Flemish Giants, and gray on Dutch.
Other names for Amber: chestnut agouti on some breeds, or chocolate agouti.
The easiest way to identify either color is to look at
the ear lacing, its either black or chocolate. Castor is a
black agouti, and amber is a chocolate agouti.
Black - Seal
Seal is usually a more rare color and a hard one to identify
especially for those who are just getting started. The best
way to distinguish between them is to look at the belly and feet,
since belly color is lighter than the rest of the body. You'll see
a brown color on the belly and feet on a true seal, the black
rabbit has gray-black on the belly and feet. (brown
color not to be confused with hutch stain or sunburn).
True seals are off the chinchilla line, they are a non
Chocolate - Seal
Chocolate and seal are both brown but the difference is
the much darker color and the shading on the seal.
Chocolate is a lighter brown (though this one looks a little
red due to the sunlight) and a self colored variety, while
the seal is a shaded variety.
Blue - Lilac
Blue is to be a deep intense color, however a blue with
poor color can often be mistaken for a lilac. Lilacs are
more of a silvery-blue color and often have a slight pinkish overtone,
may have a ruby cast to the eye, and are off the chocolate
line. Blues are dilute black, lilacs are dilute chocolate.