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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Are thay supposed to change color?

my hamsters had babies and i decided to keep one because she was so pretty and id never seen a black one before, well shes just about 5 weeks old now and shes turning brown from the looks of it o.o i have pics of her as a baby and one i took just now and im a little confused. what do you guys think?
the first 2 are from tonight the second are from when she was like 14 days old
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 03:13 AM
 
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Dilute geen

Campbells dwarfs have a gene called the diluting gene.
This gene "dilutes" or lightens the colors of the coat dramatically. However, its only been physically seen in Platinum and arguably Blacks. Right now its still very new and requires much more research, most believe that a lightening/browning Black is just due to aging and not the diluting gene. I believe this too. Ive done extensive research in this gene and it is not shown in Blacks. It's just bad breeding.

However extreme cases where pitch black babies turn into lightly colored fawns at adult hood make everyone question. I have a male now that makes me look back at my research for holes!
I think however it's a matter of the individuals.

Hes almost blond now!

Blacks also have a "silvering" gene which adds white into the coat during aging. All Blacks will have this. It depends on genetics if it appears harshly or seemingly not at all. This very normal.

So yes, this changing of colors is normal.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-30-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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heehee i love genetics
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wow thats very helpfull i didnt know that. i was expecting her to ligthen up when she was much older though, not at only a month old.

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