Ok I have to say I absolutely love otters. No not the animal. Although I do remember being at the Detroit Zoo one year and seeing this otter playing with a penny. He would throw it in the water, dive to the bottom to retrieve it, and then bring it up again in his two front hands. But I’m talking about the otter color in rabbits.
We have stayed away from otters in holland lops, but recently we bred a jersey wooly that had the tan pattern. That breeding produced a beautiful black otter. There is something unique and striking about the tan pattern. The white underside tends to carry a little further up the rabbit than an agouti pattern. In fact you can see the white not only under the abdomen but also under the chin as well.
Our little guy has an odd white spot right smack dab in the middle of his forehead. Not sure yet if thats a dq or a fault. I was so into the color of this rabbit I didn’t even notice it until one of the girls said something about it. I was very disappointed, but if it turns out to have a nice head and body otherwise we will probably keep it.
Otters also have a mark all their owner. This would be the white area that forms a triangle at the back of the neck. I don’t think I would like a tan pattern rabbit that is also showing the broken pattern. To me the two would be in conflict with one another. Lets hope we can produce more of the otter pattern!
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