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These are all articles I have written through my experience and learning. They are in Adobe PDF format so it is easy for you to print out to keep on file for reference if you wish. If you use any information, I would appreciate proper citation. As always, I don't mind answering any questions you may have!

Things to Think About Before Breeding
Whoever coined the phrase "breeds like rabbits" never tried raising them.

 Breeding Techniques
The different ways and theories of the best way to breed

Developing a Line
What a "line" is, and hints on how to create your own unique line

Color Projects
The pros and cons, and the fun of doing something new and different!

Peanuts versus Max Factors
No, we are not talking about a type of nut or makeup

Introduction to Genetics
This is for those who want to start at the begining, it goes over basic genetic concepts needed to understand rabbit color genetics.

 Color Gene List
A simple list. The gene, what it does, and an example of some colors with that gene.

 Color Genotype List
Another simple list. The color, and the basic genotype.

 Genotyping Rabbits
Step by step instructions on how to determine the genotype of your rabbit. Use the above genotype list as a reference if needed.

 Color Breeding Chart
If all else fails, if the crazy symbols make no more sense than string theory, try this. No codes, no alphabet. Just color names.

Rabbit Coat Color Biochemistry
If you understand the genetics, and want to dig deeper into why colors look like they do, this is the article for you.

 Rabbit Eye Color Biochemistry
Do you ever wonder why eyes are the color they are? Or why dilute's blue-gray eyes sometimes darken with age? Answers within!

Lutino Genetics
This pretty little breed and special mutation gets its own article.

Color Confusions in Holland Lops: Lynx vs. Cream
This is to settle the whole lynx thing once and for all! A lynx is a lilac agouti, it is not a cream, and it is not a blue tort otter.