Silver marten rabbit jump to navigation jump to search black silver marten the silver marten is a breed of a black silver marten should have dark brown eyes and an underside of dark slate blue blue silver marten is the second most popular breed their color should be an even dark blue everywhere their eyes should be bluish gray. The silver rabbit was introduced onto american soil and was accepted into the american rabbit breeders association then called the national pet stock association around 1910 it was one of the first breeds to ever be accepted and today it is accepted in three different varieties black brown and fawn. The silver is one of the oldest breeds of domestic rabbit dating back to at least the 1500s before the colonization of the new world the silver grey was kept in warrens in england possibly introduced there from portugal by sir walter raleigh. You are here history of the silver brown rabbit we occasionally bred what we called a silver cream and this rabbit when born was tortoise or sandy coloured with dark shaded head these rabbits used to silver off like silver greys with dark head and ears i set myself to work to breed more of them and to get rid of the dark shadings. A rabbit has two genes alleles in each series two a as and two e es one letter comes from each parent if a rabbit is a or e it may carry a or e and therefore would be written like aa or ee though it has no effect on the rabbits appearance if a brown does not carry black self or fawn yellow it would look like aa ee
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