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Hedgehog Colors

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NOTE:  In recent years, we have personally seen colors that cannot be defined by old color charts.  The color chart below is our personal guide based on our knowledge and years of experience.  It may not reflect the opinions of others, and that's okay :)

Black

Quill color: widely banded black

Body color: black skin, undercarriage is extensively mottled black

Facial color: black

Eye color: black

Deep Grey

 

Quill color: widely banded deepest grey, near black

Body color: black skin, undercarriage is extensively mottled dark grey to black

Facial color: deepest grey, near black

Eye color: black

Dark Grey

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is dark grey/near black

Body color: dark grey skin, undercarriage is often mottled dark grey

Facial color: dark grey and in rare cases, even black

Eye color: black

Grey

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is grey in color

Body color: skin is light-medium grey and undercarriage may be mottled grey or dark grey

Facial color: typically grey but may show hues of brown or dark grey and in rare cases, even black

Eye color: black

Deep Brown

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is deepest brown in color

Body color: skin is dark brown to black and undercarriage may be mottled dark brown to black.

Facial color: typically deepest brown but may show hues of medium brown or even black.

Eye color: black

Dark Brown

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is dark brown in color

Body color: skin is medium-deep brown and undercarriage may be mottled medium-deep brown

Facial color: typically dark brown but may show deep brown, dark grey, or even black hues.

Eye color: black

Medium Brown

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Quill color: banding is average-wide and is medium brown in color

Body color: skin is nude-dark brown and undercarriage may be mottled medium-dark brown

Facial color: typically medium-dark brown but in rare cases may be light brown, dark grey, or black

Eye color: black

Light Brown

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Quill color: banding is average-wide and is light or oaky brown in color

Body color: skin is nude-light brown and undercarriage may be mottled light brown or brown

Facial color: light-medium brown.  Rare cases may be dark grey or black

Eye color: black, garnet, or ruby

Pale Brown (Brown dilute)

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Quill color: banding is average-wide and is tan or very pale brown in color

Body color: skin is typically nude or white and undercarriage may be mottled tan or pale brown

Facial color: tan or very pale brown but may have a brown or grey hue

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

Champagne

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is yellowish tan to very pale gold but no darker

Body color: skin is nude or white and is rarely ever mottled

Facial color: nude-pale tan to and in rare cases, light brown

Eye color: most often garnet but may be black or ruby

Cinnamon

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is yellowish tan to very pale gold but no darker

Body color: skin is nude or white and is rarely ever mottled

Facial color: nude-pale tan to and in rare cases, light brown

Eye color: most often garnet but may be black or ruby

Light Cinnamon

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is light-medium orange in color

Body color: white-tan and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically tan, pale orange, pale brown

Eye color: black or garnet

Apricot

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is pale orange in color

Body color: white-tan and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically pale orange to no discernible color

Eye color: typically ruby or garnet, rare cases may be black

Pale Apricot (Apricot Dilute)

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Quill color: banding is narrow-wide and is pale peach or pale yellow in color

Body color: white and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically pale orange to no discernible color

Eye color: typically ruby or pale pink

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

Silver (grey dilute)

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Quill color: banding is average-wide and is silvery or very pale grey in color

Body color: typically light grey and may show pale grey-grey mottling

Facial color: typically pale grey to no discernible color

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

Leucistic

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Quill color: quills are white; no banded quills whatsoever

Body color: white; no mottling whatsoever

Facial color: white; no color whatsoever (nose is pink or very pale tan)

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Leucism is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

Albino

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Quill color: quills are white; no banded quills whatsoever

Body color: white; no mottling whatsoever

Facial color: white; no color whatsoever (nose is pink)

Eye color: pale pink

NOTE:  Albinism is a gene mutation rather than a true color.