View Full Version : Bunny changing colour

28-10-2007, 06:05 PM
is this normal??? :? Or did Julia do a swap when she was looking after him for me???? :lol:

Apache when he arrived


And now - on the left


28-10-2007, 06:11 PM
I have an opal mini lop & he has got more grey as he's got older (he's now 6 months old) so I think it is normal.

Bavarian Bunny
28-10-2007, 06:14 PM
Luna was mostly white when I got her, but now she is growing her winter coat and has a lot more grey in it.

28-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Yes its normal they change their fur with the seasons. So in the Summer they are a lighter colour and as winter draws in they go a bit darker. Its their natural camoflage from predators. Darcy has always done this every season...I'm looking forward to watching my new babies colours change! :D

Apache looks so innocent - pics are so deceiving!!:lol: ;)

28-10-2007, 06:21 PM
Fair enough!! My first camouflage bunny!! :D

Bavarian Bunny
28-10-2007, 06:24 PM
Rabbits and hares in areas with a lot of snow get white in winter and brown in summer, so that probably is somewhere in all rabbits' genes. My Popsel is an agouti coloured bunny and when he changes his fur, he has a black unibrow moving up his face, looks very funny.

28-10-2007, 08:28 PM
cheeky monkey !!! :lol: :lol: :lol: ask yourself WHY I would swap him for another bunny and let you have OTHER bunny :lol: :lol: :lol: Aww seriously hun looks like you have done a grand job getting him in with your lot :D He's a sweetheart really, hope you don't mind but just to make a point here's my fave pic - change in progress :D


28-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Rudy goes from a dark grey... to a light grey and has even had lots of ginger when moulting.After his moult, we are always awaiting to see what colour he will be next!! :lol:

Thea & Bobbin
28-10-2007, 09:33 PM
Awwww he's so lovely!!!

Bobbin was just a fawn colour when I got him, then gradually the sooty came through, especially on his face where's he's now grown a sooty tash! :lol:

Hazel at RabTowers
29-10-2007, 01:04 AM
Its happened to me too.

My Netherland Dwarf changes each winter (darker) and back again (light) in spring!

Also I just got a cross breed girl Cleo who is very much like yours and is going much darker.:shock:

29-10-2007, 01:11 AM
One of the twins is really orange and the other is really grey soot colour :rolleyes: