Why aren't rabbits green?

David "Oso" Sierra dsierra at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu
Sun Nov 10 17:04:27 EST 1996


On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, "Leighton.Pritchard" wrote:
> 
> Incidentally, does anyone know if domestic white rabbits are albinos or
> domesticated wild (or selectively bred) white rabbits?

Selectively bred albinos. 
Take look at the eyes - a total lack of pigment.

There are species (breeds?) of rabbit that are white, but this is a 
seasonal adaptation to enviornmental conditions.  Shed the summer coat, 
grow the winter one and visa-versa.

Later,
David Sierra



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