Pointed White Group

Pictures of Holland Lops in the Pointed White Group: Black, Blue, Chocolate and Lilac Pointed Whites. Broken colors are not shown as it would not be advisable to introduce the broken gene into this color, as it could affect the coloring on the points.

Optimally, you would want two himi allels "c(h)c(h)" and two full-extension alleles "EE" when breeding for Pointed Whites.

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"The body color is to be white to the skin, except the points. The colored points are the nose, ears, feet, legs, and the tail. The color of the points is to be as described in the respective self varieties and the color is to be deep and even. The nose marking is to come well up on the face and be well rounded, clean cut, and distinct. The markings are to be carried well up the forelegs and above the hock joint on the hind legs. The ears are to be well colored and clean at the base. Allowances should be made for developing color on juniors. The upper and lower sides of the tail are to be well colored. Toe nails are to be colored. The eyes are to have a ruby red pupil, with a lighter pink color in the iris."
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Pointed White kits.

Typically, you can not tell a Pointed White kit from a REW. At about 7 days of age or so, the points will start to darken on the PW kits. Color usually comes in on the tail first.

In this photo, the top 2 kits are Pointed Whites (one REW in the litter for comparison) showing what is called "nest box frost" or "winter smut". Pointed Whites born in cold weather sometimes get enough of a chill that their baby fur grows in frosted. The himi gene is temperature-sensitive, and points grow in darker when its cold, and even the body color on adults can get some smut if its cold enough. When the frosted PW kits grow an adult coat, their bodies will return to clean white. Picture courtesy of Laura Lyon.

Black Pointed White holland lop. Black Pointed White holland lop.

Three-week old litter: 4 REWs and 2 Pointed White kits. Tail color usually manifests itself first. Pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.

Black Pointed White holland lop. Black Pointed White holland lop.

Edward's Lucious, pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.

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Tasia's Hestia. Picture courtesy of Mythical Lops Rabbitry.

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Country Fl~Hare's Dotty, pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.

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The "Himi" gene is temperature sensitive. These are pictures of a REALLY nestbox-frosted Blue Pointed White doe. Photo's and comments from Laura Lyons.

Blue Pointed White holland lop. Blue Pointed White holland lop.

Two-weeks old, right about when her eyes opened -- up until that point I thought she was a Blue Point (Dilute Sable Point.)

Blue Pointed White holland lop.

At six-weeks old.

Blue Pointed White holland lop.

At eight-weeks old. You can see the pure white coming in under the frosted baby coat, and around her eyes and muzzle she has lost some of the frosted baby coat in a molt pattern.