Rabbit Coat Color Genetics Guide Book

Spelling out the Essentials of Rabbit Coat Color Genetics


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There’s a lot of information out there about color genetics, but unfortunately, a lot of it is hard to comprehend. The topic is way too important to be understood only by science majors, so we at Rabbit Smarties are proud to offer you A book About Bunny Colors: the Practical Breeder’s Guide to Rabbit Coat Color.

We tackled this project from a breeder’s perspective. Emphasis is placed on the “what happens” with coat color genetics, not all the scientific why’s and how’s. We used a lot of charts and photos to help you grasp the information, and we spell out how to apply it in your breeding. We stress using common sense to understand how to use genetics. Check out the list of features and the sample pages offered below, and then grab your copy to unlock the mysteries of rabbit coat color!

Quote from a reader:”I received the book (about a week ago already) and have read it front to back a couple times already! Fab book, very simple and easy to understand! And you were right in that even though I knew a lot of the things, it has definitely rounded things out, and good to have in one place! I especially like the section about breeding colors and show groups vs genetics groups. Thanks again, Michelle of Forrest Gait Rabbitry”

A Book About Bunny Colors

64 pages. $20.00


Step-by-step explanations of how hereditary genetics work

85+ color photos

At-a-glance charts, tables, and illustrations

Interactive questions to help you check your knowledge

Extensive glossary

Tips on raising specific varieties

Integrated advice from leading breeders and judges

Color identification checklist

Descriptions and genotypes of 50 familiar varieties

Unique insight into the logical arrangement of color pigments

Insight on line breeding

And much more!

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Explaining how genes are passed on to offspring

Chapter 2: De-coding the genotypes of familiar rabbit colors

Chapter 3: Practical use of coat color genetics in your rabbit breeding

Chapter 4: Tips on improving your specific color breeding program

Chapter 5: The secondary coat color groups

Coat color glossary

Appendix A: Descriptions and genotypes of 50 familiar rabbit colors

Appendix B: Alternate names of rabbit varieties by breed

Appendix C: Sources for more information


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Photos of different colors
BEW color genetics
Info on the agouti genes
What genes are hidden

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