Domestic Rabbits, Hares, Jackrabbits & Cottontails Eye Color Examples [Updated on: 08/7/17 01:53]
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  • MediRabbit has release a paper on "Heterochromia of the iris in rabbits belonging to the Dutch breed." Authors: Kimberly Butler, Beth DeGeorge, Gabriela Dunn, Julie VanGyzen, Michel Gruaz, Arie van Praag and Esther van Praag. You can find a copy on ResearchGate.net.
Domestic Rabbit Eye Colors
Browns

Thanks Mausi & /u/Foinz


(c)BunnyGirl


Thanks Schoki & /u/Foinz


Thanks Schoki & /u/Foinz

"Among rabbits, the gene that produces brown eyes is dominant, and so the most common rabbit eye color is brown." - source
Amber

Thanks Adar and Esther van Praag, PhD


ducktoller


(c)Adam Greig

Amber is rare in domestic rabbits and is seen mostly in Hares. "Usually it is the brown pigment that dominates in the iris of rabbits, and not the yellow one."
Blues

Thanks Buddy & P.White!


Thanks Hope & KimberleyM.B.!


Thanks Clover & D.Sauve!


Thanks PJ & PandaFinn source


Thanks Diva & Todd Hanebrink
Diva @ Instagram #nycbuns


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Thanks havok06! & Caramel! source

"Varying shades of blue and gray are less common.." - source
Blue-Greys

(c)BunnyBoy


Thanks Penny from Penny & Sheldon
aka "The Big Bun Theory"


Thanks Francis & K.Maring


source


Thanks Nibbles & R.Treyz/EBRR

"Varying shades of blue and gray are less common.." - source
Pink

kaninchenwissen.de


rabbitcolors.info


zetaboards.com


petforums.co.uk

Lutino eyes: "A mutation in the structure of a transmembrane protein, altering transport across cell membranes. In the skin, it reduces the distribution of eumelanin, but in the eyes it limits pigment production completely."

Domestic Rabbits External Influence Internal Influence
Ruby - "Red"
'Clear'
Not really a 'eye color'


Thanks sneaky_dragon; Talia


Thanks Benjamin/EBRR


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"Ruby-eyed whites, or REWs, are albino rabbits, and their red eyes are a product of their lack of melanin pigments. Because no melanin is produced, there is no color and what we see is the color of the blood vessels within the eye." - source
Sectoral heterochromia
Heterochromia Iridum
Sectorial depigmentation

Thanks D.Sauve & Daisy!


Thanks Bao Bao & sneaky_dragon


Thanks Colin & /u/Foinz


Thanks Bunny & /u/parisskent


Thanks Linus & /u/CourtSideDrama


Thanks Colin & /u/Foinz


Thanks Leeloo & Mekasha Shea


Thanks Pumpkin & Arehc_89


Thanks EmW. & Wilda


Thanks D.Marie & Mimsy Borogroves!


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Thanks IngridP. & Grayson!


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"Part of the iris is a different color than the rest, with colors appearing in sections" - source
Mottled or Marbled
 
 


The above picture is an example of a mottled or marbled eye, but from a dove, source.

"The chinchilla gene can mess with eye color. It can cause blue, blue-gray or mottled eyes in rabbits that are not dilute otherwise, and brown eyes in dilutes such as squirrels." - Rabbit Smarties

If you have or know of any examples of rabbits with mottled or marbled eyes please let me know at web at vgr1.com, thanks!

NOTE: Also Please contact Medirabbit as they are also looking for good mottled, sectoral heterochromia, and other eye anomalies examples.
Flash Red
 
 


Thanks Buddy & DonnaK.
Flash Red + Cataract


Thanks Pumpkin & nursejoy16


BunnyGirl


Thanks Pluisje & KittyKate_90.


source


Thanks Buster vonHoppinflop
Owner of bookman
"White" Cataract

 


Thanks Spock & R.Treyz/EBRR


Thanks to 15 year old Miss Dolley Hopsalot & EmilyL.


Thanks Do & J.Antol



Thanks Penny & T.Martin@Rabbitron


Thanks Buddy & DonnaK.



Thanks Chester & J.Goodman

A medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision. If your rabbit's eye is white see a rabbit savvy vet ASAP!

Hares & Cottontails
Blue
Lepus - Hares



Lepus timidus hibernicus Golden Irish hare (on Rathlin Island)
"Lutino"
Source: Possibility of an Island @ Timeout.co.il



Lepus europaeus European Hare
Albino (Leucistic)
Source: Rienko van der Schuur - True Nature

Amber
Lepus - Hares



(c)Jon Evans
This gentleman's pictures are brilliant.


(c)Elliot Hook


(c)Richard Steel


wikipedia


(c)Phil Mclean


(c)Russell Miles

Brown
Sylvilagus - Cottontails


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Blue
Sylvilagus - Jackrabbits

General Notes:

Examples where permission to use a part of a picture was not granted or allowed, but nevertheless still good examples.
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