Syrian Hamster Agouti Colour Mutations

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Cinnamon

The Cinnamon hamster has a bright ginger coat with a blue undercolour, ivory belly, brown cheekflashes, red eyes and flesh coloured ears.

Cinnamon Syrian Hamster

Dark Grey

The Dark Grey hamster has a grey coat with a dark grey undercolour, ivory belly, black cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears. The Dark Grey is prone to spinal deformities which show in the form of a kinked or curled tail and any such hamster should not be bred from.

Dark Grey Syrian Hamster

Golden

The original agouti hamster colour. The hamster has a rich mahogany brown coat, with dark grey undercolour, ivory belly, black cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears. Light Goldens are golden brown in colour with dark grey undercolour, ivory belly, black cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears.

Golden Syrian Hamster

Light Grey

The Light Grey hamster has a light grey coat with a dark grey undercolour, ivory belly, dark grey cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears. It is easily distinguished from the Dark Grey by the creamy appearance of its face and muzzle. The Light Grey is sometimes referred to as Lethal Grey.

Light Grey Syrian Hamster

Rust

The Rust hamster has a gingerish brown coat with grey undercolour, ivory belly, brown cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears.

Rust Syrian Hamster

Silver Grey

The true Silver Grey (containing two Silver Grey genes) has a silver grey coat with a mid-grey undercolour, ivory face, grey cheekflashes, black eyes and dark grey ears. A Silver Grey containing only one Silver Grey gene, known as Heterozygous Silver Grey, is light grey with a mid grey undercolour, ivory belly, black cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears and is similar to the Light Grey in appearance.

Silver Grey Syrian Hamster

Yellow

The Yellow hamster has a yellow coat with a cream undercolour and the coat is ticked through with black hairs. It has an ivory belly, black cheekflashes, black eyes and grey ears.

Yellow Syrian Hamster