Single recessive Self colours


Black

A recessive colour (Represented by aa). The hamster should be jet black down to the roots, with black eyes and ears. White feet are often present, but other markings are undesirable for showing. They often show a white 'zip' down the body on the underside; this should not be there or be as small as possible.

Black Eyed Cream (BEC)

A recessive colour (Represented by ee). The hamster should be a deep rich cream colour, not like the shade of cream to eat but more of apricot shading to the roots. The eyes should be black and the ears a dark grey verging on black.

Dark Eared White (DEW)

A recessive colour (represented by cdcd). The hamster should be white to the roots. The eyes should be red, and ears a dark grey verging on black. Care must be taken to prevent the animal gaining any staining as this is heavily penalised in showing.

Mixed recessive Self colours


Chocolate

A combination colour (consisting of aabb). The hamster should be a dark chocolate colour to the roots. The chocolate shade should be of a rick dark chocolate of a high cocoa content rather than a milk chocolate colour. The eyes should be black, as should the ears.

Copper

A combination colour (consisting of bbeeppU_). The hamster should be a rich copper colour to the roots with eyes of a garnet shade and ears a copper grey colour.

Red Eyed Cream (REC)

A combination colour (consisting of eepp). The hamster should be a deep rich cream to the roots as with BEC, though often REC is a slightly paler shade with a pinking tinge. The eyes should be dark red and the ears a peachy grey.

Dove

A combination colour (consisting of aapp)
The hamster should be a dove grey, the coat should have a lilac tone to it, some think of it as a purple haze over the top of the coat. The ears should be a flesh grey colour, and the eyes should be red.

Black Eyed Ivory

A combination colour (consisting of either dgdgee, eeLglg or (eeSgsg not standard)) The hamster should be a pale creamish grey to its roots. The eyes should be black, and the ears a dark grey that verges on black.

Red Eyed Ivory

A combination colour (consisting of either dgdgeepp, eeLglgpp or (eeppSgsg not standard)) The hamster should be a pale creamish grey to its roots. The eyes should be garnet it colour with ears a pinkish grey.

Flesh Eared White (FEW)

A combination colour ( consisting of cdcdpp) The hamster should be white to its roots, as with other whites attention should be paid to keeping the white pure and without staining.

Black eyed White

A combination colour (consisting of eeDsds or eeWhwh) The hamster should be white to the roots, with black eyes and flesh coloured ears. Care should be given to keeping the hamster stain free.


Sable

A combination colour (consisting of eeU_) The hamster should be a black colour carried far down the hair shaft, with an ivory cream undercoat. Belly fur should be black, as should eyes and ears should be a dark grey verging on black. Most notably they have cream eye rings around their eyes.

Mink

A combination colour (Consisting of eeppU_)
The hamster should be a warm mid brown with an orange tinge. Many feel these hamsters look caramel in appearance. When young the hamsters do look the warm brown grey of an adult dove, but as they age the colour grows into the warm caramel hues. The undercoat colour should be a rich and deep cream with a hint of pink. The ears should be flesh grey coloured and the eyes should be red. As minks are the Red Eyed Cream equivalent of sable, the hamster should have eye rings, the eyes should be ringed with fine pinkish cream hairs.