The Chinese hamster now has two mutations. Pictured is a colony of Normal, Dom Spot and BEW.
Brown color with a chestnut tinge. Belly is off-white and undercoat is slate gray. Eyes are black and ears are dark
brown with off-white rims. There is a straight demarcation line between the top color and belly extending from the cheeks
down the sides. Black dorsal stripe from the forehead to the tail. This is a normal male Chinese hamster with normal,
healthy, mature male equipment.
Is a pattern gene believed to be homozygous DsDs lethal which are absorbed in the
uterus by the mother with no ill affects to mother or the other pups. Others think Black Eyed Whites (BEW) are homozygous
Dom spots. The BEW pictured in the colony above has produced a litter but this is rare.
The color should be the same as a normal. It should look like a white animal with colored patches evenly distributed. A
concentration along the spine is permissible. Pictured below are 2 Dom spots: a male on the left (with normal, healthy, mature male equipment) and a female on the right .
These are the result of breeding Campbells Dwarfs and Winter White Dwarfs together. In certain nations this is
acceptable, in others it isn't. I feel Hybrid Dwarfs are basically mutts - lovable but no real value. I will not knowingly
breed or create Hybrid Dwarfs. These are here only for informational purposes. The beautiful group below are all Hybrid Dwarfs. Left to right : Normal Pearl, Sapphire, Mandarin Pearl, Mandarin.
Brown is a new color gene and as yet has no designator. Pictured to the left is a litter of Hybrid Dwarfs with a brown
to the far left. Pictured to the right is a
brown (top ) and mushroom (bottom ). Problems: tophamster has a genetic
head tilt and the lowerone is missing it's back right leg - also genetic.
The Roborovski Dwarf hamster has only one mutation at this time. It's the White faced or husky.
The fur is tawny colored with an off-white belly.
Same markings as the normal except the face is white. The fur tends to be lighter in color. Whether this is an affect
of the gene isn't known. This picture of a white faced husky shows why this is being called husky instead of the original