Broken Series (En-)

The broken group is controlled by a separate set of genes from all the other colors and can be combined with ANY of them, so it is possible to talk about brokens and broken patterns without talking about any of the other colors they are carrying.

Any recognized color (plus harlequin) can be combined with the broken pattern in Rex. When a harlequin is combined with broken, it becomes a tri. When the broken gene is homozygous, the result is called a “Charlie” - it usually has very little color.

Most broken varieties need to be heterozygous (Enen) in order to have sufficient color to be showable.

Color A B C D E En
Broken Enen
Charlie EnEn
Self enen All of the selfs are homozygous enen
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too much color [Enen] broken [Enen] broken [Enen]
(broken calls for 10-50% color) (lilac) (blue otter)
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'almost' charlie [Enen] Charlie [EnEn] Charlie [EnEn]
(black) (tri-color) (chinchilla)


Albino (cc)

Albino comes from the Color gene (C) and is recessive to all others. The effect of the albino gene is to PREVENT ALL COLOR, so it makes no sense to talk about the albino gene in combination with any other color (even broken) because if a rabbit is homozygous for albinism it is impossible to see what any of the other genes are - even though they are still there.

Albino masks ALL color. There is a different gene for blue-eyed white which Rex rarely have.

Color A B C D E En
Red-Eyed White cc

Steel (Es)

The Steel gene is one of the few rabbit color genes that is dominant, but NOT the wild allele. Rather than go through ALL the colors again with this gene, we will describe it's behaviour in general terms and then display images as they become available.

The steel allele is one of the few rabbit color alleles that is dominant, but is NOT the wild version. This allele is part of the Extension-Series, and causes the tip color to extend well down the shaft of the hair.

Steel Castor