Syrian Hamster Genes

Colour

Genetic Symbol

Country

Date

Piebald
(Now believed extinct)

s

USA

1948

Ruby Eyed
(Very rare - gene exists in USA)

ru

UK

1948

Mottled White*#
(Now believed extinct)

USA

1949

Black Eyed Cream

e

UK

1951

Dark Eared White

cd

USA

1952

Banded

Ba

USA

1957

Cinnamon

p

USA

1958

Anopthalmic White#

Wh

USA

1958

Rust

b

Unknown

1961

Yellow*

To

Unknown

1962

Dominant Spot#

Ds

USA

1964

Dark Grey

dg

USA

1964

Light Grey#

Lg

Unknown

1965

Satin

Sa

Unknown

1968

Rex

rx

Unknown

1970

Hairless

fd

Unknown

pre 1972

Long Haired

l

USA

1972

Umbrous

U

Unknown

1975

Black

a

France

1985/86

Silver Grey

Sg

Unknown

1985/86

* = Sex Linked (eg ToTo=female, To-=male)

# = Homozygous Lethal (eg LgLg=lethal, Lglg=Light Grey)