|HIMADRI HOLLANDS - POINTED WHITE HOLLAND LOPS
Newborn smoke pearls may be born pink, but will have obvious dark eyes and will quickly turn a silvery color. They can vary from silvery white to medium grey as their fur starts to grow in. their point color will uually be obvious by 7-10 days. The 2 newborns at the top of this group are smoke pearls.
Once fully furred, kits will usually have a silvery caste. At this age they may appear blue-grey, silvery grey, or greyish white, usually with obvious darker point color.. There can be variation among infants of the same color. The light grey kit on the left, bettween 2 whites, is a smoke pearl.
Smoke Pearl kits will often acquire a ticked, tipped or grizzled look to their fur as they exit the nestbox. This is sometimes mistaken for steel, but it is temporary. Smoke Pearls at this age can sometimes be a more uniformly blue color all over; their lighter shading on the flanks and chest will grow in gradually as they mature.
As the Smoke Pearl Holland Lop matures, he will lose the tipped or grizzled look, and the lighter shading on chest, belly and sides will start to develop, along with the darker smoke grey on the feet, ears, tail, and mask area darkening.
A mature smoke pearl in prime coat will have smooth shading from its darker saddle area to its lighter sides, chest, and belly, and glossy, dark smokey blue-grey point color and mask area. smoke pearls can vary a fair amount in overall shade.
When a smoke pearl has an old, dead, or ready to molt coat of fur, the color will begin to look dull, faded, yellowed, or beige. The point color may lighten and look particularly yellowed, brownish, or rusty. They are sometimes mistaken for blue torts at this stage in coat. There will often be patchiness and breaks in the shading on the body, and around the eyebrow and forehead.