Lionhead Rabbit Varieties & Colors

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Lionhead rabbit babies in different varieties


The Lionhead rabbit exists in many varieties, colors and patterns. Many of these colors do also exist within other rabbit breeds. It is amazing to see how many varieties and colors breeders managed to develop. By visiting the shows and yearly conventions you have a chance to see and experience them in real life instead of viewing photos. However, in order to give you an idea of how amazing these different lionhead colors look we have created an overview by using color groups that is shown below.

Within the United Kingdom the Lionhead rabbit was already recognized as an official breed of domestic rabbits within 2002. Along with this breed recognition nowadays also all the available colors and varieties are nowadays recognized by the British Rabbit Council (BRC).

Within the United States

Within the United States the Lionhead rabbit has recently been recognized as an official breed. Therefore there are less recognized varieties and colors when compared with the UK. The only varieties that are recognized are Ruby Eyed White (REW) and Tortoise (Blue, Black, Chocolate, Lilac). Several varieties and colors such as: Blue Eyed White, Chocolate, Sable Point, Seal, Siamese Sable, Smoke Pearl, Smoke Pearl Point are in what they Certification of Development, this means that these variety could be accepted and recognized after three successful presentations at American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) conventions or shows.

Overview Lionhead varieties and colors

Agouti Color Group
Agouti – Click here for pictures

Chestnut Chinchilla Chocolate Chestnut/Agouti
Choclate chinchilla Opal Lynx
Sable Agouti Squirrel (blue chinchilla)


Self Color Group
Self – Click here for pictures

Black Blue Blue-Eyed-White [BEW]
Chocolate Lilac Ruby-Eyed-White [REW]
Black Tort Blue Tort Chocolate Tort
Lilac Tort


Shaded Color Group
Shaded – Click here for pictures

Chocolate Point Sable Point Seal
Siamese Sable Smoke Pearl Smoke Pearl Point(Blue point)
Pointed white
Tan Color Group
Tan – Click here for pictures

Black Otter Blue Otter Chocolate Otter
Fox (Tortoise Otter) Sable Marten Silver Marten
Smoke Pearl Marten
Marked Color Group
Marked – Click here for pictures

Broken/Butterfly Harlequin Vienna Marked
Wideband Color Group
Wideband – Click here for pictures

Fawn Frosty (Frosted Pearl) Orange

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5 COMMENTS
  • Deborah
    Reply

    is the magpie recognized as a color?

    1. Team LionheadRabbit.com
      Reply

      In the UK it is, this is not the case for the United States.

    2. Kailey groons
      Reply

      Yes because I have 3 and they are blue, grey, and black magpies

  • Kailey groons
    Reply

    Is a blue and black Harlequin lionheads good for show

  • Kris
    Reply

    With a picture can you help me to identify the variety and classof my rabbit for showing purposes?

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