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Syrian colours patterns
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Syrian hamster - colours and patterns

Thanks to advance breeding techniques and practices, Syrian hamsters now come in a variety of coat types, patterns and colours!

Coat Types: Short haired, long haired, rex coated, satin coated ...

Patterns: Banded, Dominant spot, Tortoiseshell (bi-colour), Calico (tri-colour), roan ...

Colours: Normal (golden), cream, cinnamon, sable, yellow, yellow black, black, grey, white, blonde, honey, smoke pearl ...

Some examples:


Golden short haired (NHC)


Golden dominant spot long haired (HC)


Cream dominant spot banded (HC)


Umbrous golden (HC)


Golden dominant spot banded (HC)


Cream (black eyed)(HC)


Black long haired (AAA)


Black and yellow calico long haired (AAA)


Black tortoise shell long haired (AAA)


Yellow black (AAA)


Cinnamon banded short haired (AAA)


Light grey banded short haired (AAA)


Light grey satin short haired (AAA)


Silver grey (NHC)


Blonde long haired (NHC)


Honey (NHC)


Cinnamon (NHC)


Smoke pearl long haired (NHC)


Dark grey (NHC)


Dark golden (NHC)


Yellow (NHC)


White (albino flesh eared)(NHC)


Gray banded satin (HH)


Light golden banded (HH)


Light grey long-haired (HH)


Black long-haired (HH)


Black dominant spot long-haired (HH)


Sable long-haired (HH)


Related Article(s):
Syrian hamster.

Thanks & acknowledgements:

HC: Pictures photographed by Jillian Curtright and taken from Woodview Hamstery.

AAA: Photographs taken from AAA Hamsters.

NHC: Photographs taken from National Hamster Council.

HH: Photographs taken from Heavenly Hamsters.

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