The Satin mutation appeared in the UK in 1981, being the first mutation in the Dwarf Campbells Russian to occur. The Satin mutation give the hamsters coat a shiny, almost greasy, appearance. The hairs seem to be slightly raised. It is possible to produce Satin variations of all the colours and patterns.
The Satin coat tends to make the colour seem darker than normal and the Albino Satin can look slightly yellow or dirty in colour.