Agouti Group

Banding: "A hair shaft having various colors".

Ticked: "Longer guard hairs, throughout the coat, of a color distinct from the underwool or body fur".

Solid Agouti's

Few Days OldFew Weeks OldAdult Color
Chestnut, A_B_C_D_E_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be a rich chestnut brown, ticked with jet black tipped guard hairs. The intermediate band is to be a well defined orange over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The chest is to be a light brown over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The top of the tail is to be black, sparsley ticked with light brown, over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be orange, with the ears laced in black. Eyes: Brown." Chestnut colored Hollands look like the typical wild cottontail rabbit.
Four day old Chestnut Agouti kit.

When they are first born they look like a Black kit. However, they will have pink bellies and the inside of their ears will be light colored.

Comparison picture of chestnut, chinchilla and steel holland lop kits.

Comparison (left to right): Chestnut, Chinchilla and Steel kits. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Tallie & Hobie's kits approximately 10 hours old.

Chestnut kit at 11 days old.

Junior Chestnut holland lops.

Adorable juniors courtesy of Amber from Red Holland Lop Odyssey.

Chestnut Junior buck at Green Barn Farm in South Bend, Indiana.

Three month old Chestnut buck, GBF's Enderby.

Chestnut band colors.
Chocolate Chestnut, A_bbC_D_E_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be a rich chestnut brown, ticked with chocolate tipped guard hairs. The intermediate band is to be tan over a dove-gray undercolor. The chest is to be a light brown over a dove-gray undercolor. The top of the tail is to be chocolate, sparsley ticked with tan, over a dark dove-gray undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be tan, with the ears laced in chocolate. Eyes: Brown."
Lilac, Chocolate, Chocolate Chestnut, Chocolate kits.

2-days old. Left to right: Lilac, Chocolate, Chocolate Agouti, Chocolate. Pix courtesy of Amy Hinkle.

Lilac, Chocolate, Chocolate Chestnut, Chocolate kits.

3-days old. Left - Chestnut, Top - Opal, Right - Chocolate agouti. Unfortunately, all peanuts.

Lilac, Chocolate, Chocolate Chestnut, Chocolate kits.

Tummy of the Chocolate Agouti.

Chocolate agouti kit.

Eight days old.

Chocolate agouti kit.

24-days old. Orange on left; Chocolate Agouti on right.

Chocolate agouti kit.

Comparing a Chocolate Agouti (bottom) to a Chestnut (top).

Chocolate agouti youngster.

Pic courtesy of Laura & Amanda Erickson.

Chocolate agouti junior doe.

GBF's Spectacle.

Chocolate agouti doe.

GBF's Josephine.

Chocolate Chestnut band colors.
Chinchilla, A_B_c(chd)_D_E_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be pearl white, ticked with jet black. There is a black band at the top of the intermediary band. The intermediate band is to be a well defined pearl white over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The chest is to be a pearl white over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The top of the tail is to be black, sparsley ticked with white, over a dark slate-blue undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be white, with the ears laced in black. Eyes: Brown."
Chinchilla holland lop kits. Chinchilla holland lop kits.

Two black chinchilla kits at 10-days old. Second picture shows the underside of one.

Chinchilla holland lop kits.

Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Chinchilla kit with black and self chin.

Left to right: Black, Chinchilla, Self Chin. All three carry either c(h) or REW. Pix courtesy of Laura Lyon.

Chinchilla kit with black and self chin.

Bottom to top: Self Chin, Black, Chinchilla. All three carry either c(h) or REW. Pix courtesy of Laura Lyon.

Chinchilla holland lop junior. Chinchilla holland lop junior.

GBF's Grigori. The first-ever Chin born in my born. Junior buck; 5-weeks old.

Chinchilla holland lop junior.

Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Chinchilla doe.

ELS Leonza; Picture courtesy of Lorri Stewart.

Chinchilla senior buck.

Mel's 171; Picture courtesy Laura Lyon.

Chinchilla band colors.
Chocolate Chinchilla, A_ bb c(chd)_ D_E_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be pearl white, ticked with dark chocolate. There is a chocolate band at the top of the intermediary band. The intermediate band is to be a well defined pearl white over a dove gray undercolor. The chest is to be a pearl white over a dove gray undercolor. The top of the tail is to be chocolate, sparsley ticked with white, over a dove gray undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be white, with the ears laced in chocolate. Eyes: Brown."
Chocolate Chinchilla newborn kits.

Kits only hours old. Picture courtesy of Katie Rogers.

Chocolate Chinchilla newborn kits.

3 or 4 days old. Picture courtesy of Katie Rogers.

Chocolate Chinchilla kits.

10-day old Mini Lops. Chocolate chinchilla on the left, Chocolate agouti on the right.

Chocolate Chinchilla kits.

10-day old Mini Lops. Chocolate chinchilla on the right, Chocolate agouti on the left. Both pictures courtesy of Jamie Thurlow.

Need pix. Chocolate Chinchilla netherland dwarf.

Chocolate Chin Netherland Dwarf. Picture courtesy of Katie Rogers.

Chocolate chinchilla band colors.
Lynx, A_bbC_ddE_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be lilac mingled with fawn. There is a lilac band at the top of the intermediary band. The intermediate band is to be fawn over an off-white undercolor. The chest is to be fawn over an off-white undercolor. The top of the tail is to be lilac, sparsley ticked with fawn, over an off-white undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be fawn. Eyes: Blue-gray."
Lynx and cream kits.

9-days old. Lynx on top, cream on bottom. Pix courtesy of Amy Hinkle.

Lynx holland lop.

Pix courtesy of Amy Hinkle.

Lynx senior doe.

ARR's Jonica. Link to a very good article written by Amy Hinkle, complete with excellent pictures, explaining differences between Lynx, Cream and Blue Tort Otters found HERE.

Lynx band colors.
Opal (Blue Agouti), A_B_C_ddE_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be blue mingled with fawn. There is a blue band at the top of the intermediary band. The intermediate band is to be fawn over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The chest is to be fawn over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The top of the tail is to be blue, sparsley ticked with fawn, over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be fawn. Eyes: Blue-gray."
Opal holland lop.

Tummy of an Opal kit 9 days old.

Opal holland lop.

Opal on top. They are very dark gray looking with white tummy and Agouti markings when born.

Opal, Blue and Frosty holland lop kits.

Opal on top, then blue, frosty on bottom. The blue and opal look alike except, the Opals ears are light on the inside. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Few weeks old Opal kit.

Note the agouti nose markings and light coloring on the inside of the ears.

Opal kit at 7 weeks old.

Same Opal buck, GBF's Opie, now shown at 7 weeks of age.

Opal Junior.

Note nose markings, light fur around mouth and light belly.

Opal holland lop.

Pix courtesy of Red Holland Lop Odyssey.

Opal band colors.
Squirrel (Blue Chinchilla), A_ B_ c(chd)_ dd E_
"The surface color on the top and sides of the body is to be blue mingled with white. There is a blue band at the top of the intermediary band. The intermediate band is to be white over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The chest is to be a light pearl over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The top of the tail is to be blue, sparsley ticked with white, over a medium slate-blue undercolor. The nape of the neck is to be white. Eyes: Blue-gray."

Per Laura Lyon: The squirrels I have had were not born pink, but a light silver-grey, and then rapidly got more color. When their fur came it it was blue (not as dark as a self blue but not white), and had pink (then white) agouti marked belly/eye circles/ear/nostril lacing. They looked like black chins only paler blue where the black would be.

Squirrel holland lop kit.

Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Chinchillad and Squirrel holland lop kits.

Chin (dark kit) and Squirrel holland lop kits. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Chinchillad and Squirrel holland lop kits.

Chin, Broken Chin and Squirrel holland lop kits. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Squirrel holland lop doe. Squirrel holland lop doe. Squirrel holland lop doe.

FMR'S Zeva at 4-months. Thanks to Crystal Moose for the pix of this beautiful doe!

Squirrel holland lop doe. Squirrel holland lop doe. Squirrel holland lop doe.

FMR'S Zeva at 6-months. Thanks to Crystal Moose for the pix of this beautiful doe!

Squirrel band colors.

Broken Agouti's

Few Days OldFew Weeks OldAdult Color
Broken Chestnut
Broken Chestnut baby Holland Lop.

Hour old kits. Look very similar to a broken black kit at birth. However, the black quickly turns to a brownish color within a few days. The inside of the ears are light colored on a Chestnut.

Broken Chestnut kit. Broken Chestnut kit.

Broken Chestnut kit on upper right. Note the light color on the inside of the ears.

Broken Chestnut kit.

Young Broken Chestnut Junior.

Broken Chocolate Agouti (Chocolate Chestnut)
Broken chocolate agouti.

12-days. Broken lilac tort is on top; broken chocolate agouti on bottom. Note his ears are lighter on the inside.

Broken chocolate agouti holland lop kit.
Broken Chocolate Chestnut Holland Lop.

5 weeks. ARR's Go-Joe. The black band in the hair shaft is replaced with chocolate. Pix courtesy of Amy Hinkle.

Broken chocolate agouti holland lop. Broken chocolate agouti holland lop.

ARR's CVSoul.

Broken Chinchilla
Chinchilla and Squirrel holland lop kits.

Chin, Broken Chin and Squirrel holland lop kits. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Broken Chinchilla holland lop. Broken Chinchilla holland lop.

Pix courtesy of Katy Southall.

Broken Chinchilla holland lop.

Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

Broken Chocolate Chinchilla
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Broken Lynx
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Broken Opal
Odessa kits at 9 days old.

Broken Opal holland kits are similiar to a broken blue kit. The inside of the ears will get a brownish cast to them instead of white like a Broken Blue does. Shown left to right: Fawn/Orange, Smoke Pearl, Broken Opal, Blue, and Black Tort kits at 9 days old.

Young broken opal holland lop.

ARR's Coconut. 7-weeks old. Pix courtesty of Amy Hinkle.

Broken opal senior buck. Broken opal senior buck.

Campo's Jasper. Pix courtesty of Kristen Heines.

Broken opal senior doe.

Nice profile shot. Pix courtesty of Laura & Amanda Erickson.

Broken Squirrel (Blue Chinchilla)
Holland lop kits.

Broken Squirrel, Squirrel and Black Otter Kits. Pix courtesy of Katie Boswell.

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