One of the first questions people ask when they are considering a Holland lop is what are the Holland lop colors? This breed comes in so many colors that a better question would be what colors they don’t come in! Below is a list of Holland lop colors classified according to groups set by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).
The agouti group consists of seven colors. They are chestnut, chocolate agouti, chinchilla, chocolate chinchilla, lynx, opal and squirrel. This group usually will have brown eyes and dark toenails all except for the lynx, opal and squirrel which all have blue-grey eyes.
Pointed White Group
Consisting of four colors Holland lops in this group will have points that can be blue, black, chocolate or lilac. They should be pure white rabbits with color points in the ears, feet, nose and tail. Their eyes will be red and if agouti patterns are visible on the points the Holland Lop will not fit into this category. To avoid the agouti patterns on the points you should never breed pointed white lops with lops of the agouti group.
The self group has six colors; black, blue, chocolate, blue eyed white, ruby eyed white and lilac. The black and chocolate lops will have brown eyes, the blue and lilac will have blue-grey eyes and the BEW and REW will have blue or red eyes.
Sable point, siamese sable, seal, smoke pearl, tortoise (black, blue, chocolate and lilac tort) all mark the Holland Lop colors of this group. Their eyes are brown all except for the blue and lilac torts and smoke pearl which have blue/grey eyes.
Classified under this group are otters in black, blue, chocolate and lilac. The head, outer ears, feet and top sides of the body will be either one of the four colors with orange ticking for the black and chocolate and fawn tickling for the blue and lilac. The color of the eyes will be based on the main color of the lop.
The main color of these lops can be either black, blue chocolate or lilac. The coat will have an even ticking in either gold or silver. The color of the belly must be the same as the underside of the tail.
Wide Band Group
In this group the Holland Lop colors are either cream, frosty, orange, red or fawn. The red lops are the only ones with genetic wide bands.
The Holland Lop colors outlined above comes to a total of 42 colors which can be further divided into solid or broken groups. Finally there are the tri-colors which add four more colors to this batch. The tri-colored Holland Lops are black/orange tri, blue cream tri, chocolate tri, and lilac tri colored lop.