V - Agouti Tan (ag/t)

A/at B/* C/* D/* P/*

"Eyes black. The agouti shall be a rich ruddy brown with even dark or black ticking all through. The tan belly shall be a rich golden orange hue, as rich as possible and there should be a clear line of demarcation between top colour and tan running in a straight line along flanks, chest and jaws. There should be no brindling or guard hairs. Colour of feet should be inside tan, the remainder of foot the same as top colour. Wholly tan feet considered a greater fault than feet all same colour as top."

Breeding information below the pictures.

agouti tan

Agouti tan with nice colour.

SH agouti tan doe Rapunzel's The Goldberg Variation
b, o. & pic: Anniina Tuura

agouti tan

A somewhat cinnamony agouti tan.

SHS agouti tan buck Rapunzel's Max
b. & o: Anniina Tuura
pic: Arttu Väisälä

Note: This article is old and waiting to be rewritten.

Quick Look

In my opinion agouti tans aren't as popular as they should be. The variety has the potential of fiery belly colour and is beautiful.

Mating agouti to black tan can produce agouti tans quite easily. The top colour needs to be improved after the original mating. Agouti tan can be used with breeding Reds.

The problem with agouti x black tan mating is that black tans usually have the umbrous determinant U. This makes the top colour of resulting agouti tans umbrous, which means that the ticking is heavily concentrated on the back. In order to get good quality agouti tans, selective breeding and outcrosses to good agoutis are needed.