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
|Few Days Old||Few Weeks Old||Adult Color|
|"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."|
|Black Pointed White, aa_B_c(h)_D_E_|
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.
Three-week old litter: 4 REWs and 2 Pointed White kits. Tail color usually manifests itself first. Pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.
Edward's Lucious, pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.
|Chocolate Pointed White, aa_bbc(h)_D_E_|
Tasia's Hestia. Picture courtesy of Mythical Lops Rabbitry.
|Blue Pointed White, aa_B_c(h)_ddE_|
Country Fl~Hare's Dotty, pictures courtesy of Laura Lyon.
|Lilac Pointed White, aa_bbc(h)_ddE_|
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.
Two-weeks old, right about when her eyes opened -- up until that point I thought she was a Blue Point (Dilute Sable Point.)
At six-weeks old.
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.