Black Eyed Ivory Syrian Hamster

Black Eyed IvoryThe Black Eyed Ivory first appeared sometime after 1965 and the coat is Ivory to the roots on the back, sides and belly. There are three types of Black Eyed Ivory - using Light Grey, Dark Grey or Silver Grey. The Light Grey Ivory is a creamy ivory in colour, whilst the Dark Grey Ivory is pearl ivory, and the Silver Grey Ivory either ivory with a pinkish tint or white in colour if the hamster has two Silver Grey genes (this latter is sometimes referred to as the Black Eyed White). The eyes are black and the ears are dark grey.

Black Eyed Ivory can be combined with any coat type or pattern to produce Long Haired Black Eyed Ivory Banded, Black Eyed Ivory Satin, etc. However, patterned Ivories such as Black Eyed Ivory Roans or Black Eyed Ivory Dominant Spots may look white because the Ivory hairs are pale and not always easily noticed.

Black Eyed IvoryDue to the Dark Grey gene present Dark Grey Ivories can be prone to spinal deformities which show in the form of a kinked or curled tail. Any Ivory showing this deformity should not be bred from as it is inherited.