Use this interactive, web-based resource to learn even more about coat color genetics! Two lessons provide the learner an opportunity to practice determining genotypes and 'investigate' what a rabbit might look like if it had a certain, given genotype. Full-color photographs enhance the experience, and mini quizzes help to reinforce the topics. This resource was developed to be mobile device friendly and accessible.
Learn how genes work together to display different combinations of rabbit coat color and patterning. Rabbits are bred for 4-H projects, hobby farms, as personal pets, and for other uses such as meat and fiber production.
The appearance of a rabbit's coat is determined by genes that control color base, color density, pattern, extension of dark pigment, spotting and silvering. Learn more about each gene and how they work together.
Rabbits are bred for 4-H projects, hobby farms, as personal pets and for other uses. Yet, information about coat color genetics is either too technical or not easy to access. Here's a basic guide to coat color genetics.
Molly Stern, Jenifer Cruickshank |
Feb 2022 |
Photo: Jenifer Cruickshank (Cropped from original)