OK, so now that you've seen how Lynx develop and are familiar with what
a Lynx looks like, what does a Fawn look like?
Fawns can vary greatly in appearance from that of resembling a Lynx (almost
to the 'T') to a beautiful pale straw coloration that is also commonly
referred to as "Cream" in other breeds.
As I do testbreedings and as they appear in other litters, I will be updating
this page to eventually show the vast spectrum of color possibilities with
The Smut Free Fawn (aka: "Clean Fawn" or "Cream")
Let's start out easy and show you the development of a 'clean' pale straw
colored Fawn. At birth, these clean Fawns will look pretty much identical
to REW's. Sometimes it's difficult to tell these Fawns apart from REW's
until the fur starts to grow in - usually between 2-5 days of age depending
on how 'clean' the color is on the Fawn. They are pink to pinkish red at
birth. Unfortunately, I do not have any birth pictures to show you at this
time, but I will add some as they appear in my testbreeding litters.
The pictures above shows a Fawn and a REW at 9 days old. Close-up and detailed
pictures of the Fawn are also shown. This particular Fawn has a very clean
gorgeous pale straw coloration that makes it somewhat difficult to clearly
see the Agouti markings on the belly, eyes, inside of the ears, nostrils,
and jaw line.
Now at 20 days old, the white Agouti markings are much more evident against
the pale straw coloration. Notice how there is no evidence of 'smut' or
lacing, or ticking to the fur? The pale straw coloration begins at the
tip of the hairshaft and gradually fades into a white undercolor at the
base of the hairshaft.
I'll first apologize for the poor picture quality, they were taken on my
old camera in poor lighting.
A friend brought over a rabbit of hers that she was unsure of the color
- whether it was Lynx or Fawn - so I took the oportunity to photograph
the rabbit side by side with a Lynx. The Lynx will always appear on the
Right in the pictures, since Lynx are always right and the Fawn left. (Bad
pun, I know! LOL)