The Agouti Group
The Agouti Group in Netherland Dwarfs has five colors. Agouti is a term used to mean ringed hair shafts. All colors in this group have at least 3 distinct rings of different colors on each hair shaft.
Wilde Thing is still a baby in these pictures. I fell in love the first time I saw him and his brother at the ripe old age of 3 weeks. The brother was sold and they had an offer for Wilde Thing when Barb remembered I had said I wanted him or his brother. I was thrilled when she called asking if I was still interested. Wilde Thing came home on Good Friday, which explains the Cadbury egg.
Opal is a grayish brown color, each hair shaft has rings of slate-gray, fawn, and "blue". They look very much like the wild rabbits where my husband works. In this picture Wilde Thing is in a molt. That is why he looks shaggy. You can clearly see the brown gray color on the shaggy area where he is not yet growing new hair.
Wilde Thing has both grown up and finished molting. Isn't he lovely now. He is 7 1/2 months old in these pictures.
This is a difficult color to both describe and breed. A good lynx should give the impression of having silver shot orange fur.
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This page last updated on 15 September, 2000