Hi, this is Shawn , and a hobbyist breeder of Mandarin Orange Hamsters. Currently, I breed them for colour, temperament and also body size. Our hamsters are bred as closely as possible to the Winter White Standards of the NHC. However, we confess that what we know is quite lacking, however we strive to learn more, and to improve the quality of Dwarf Hamsters in Singapore.





Monday, November 1, 2010

My Pudding Hamsters

Here are some of my own orange pudding hamsters, and here would show you the colour change from a baby to an adult.





Babies, approx 7-18days



Babies have brightest colours, and are usually bright orange. Pictured above is also a normal winter white sibling.










Bigger babies, approx 18-25days

These bigger babies no longer the strong orange colouration as babies, and some of them may even have some dark spots appearing. The hamster above has a slight dark spot at the back ,which turn black later on, eventually covering the much of the back, however the black patch will even around the next stage. Very sorry no pictures of this stage were taken yet.








Puberty (4-6weeks)

The hamster is now no longer pure orange anymore. There is some black tickling(a few black hairs here and there). Above is a picture with a young male, and the second picture is with an older hamster which has finished the colour changed in the middle of 3 other younger hamsters.





New Photos, 21/1/11 of a pudding.


Before, 1month old (notice dark patch)



After, at 3months Old. Note that the black part has even out, to a lighter colour.





There are other puddings who have retained a much better colouration, like the one below.





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey are u still breeding?

Shawn said...

Yes, i am still breeding, and in the following months, i would have more litters to replace my puddings, which many have passed on, and some are aging.

A pet is for life, Shawn

Reira said...

It is amazing to know that there are quite a few breeders in Singapore who still cares for pure breed blood lines. I've read on hamster sites that there is a danger of pure blood going extinct if there are too many hybrids!

Initially I planned to purchase pure WW but adopted an older pair of hybrid cos the lady's kid no longer interested in hamsters as they've grown up.

Also like to thank you for sharing so much with me via email! It is amazing how pudding can actually change color when they gets older!

Shawn said...

I must admit that all winter whites are not pure in Singapore, and i think the main reason is increasing breeding with non-pure colours. I do regard mine as not completely pure too, but the degree of hybridisation for mine is safely said to be insignificant to cause any worry.

Anonymous said...

hi can you tell me more about blue puddings?by the way i have sent you an email together with the pictures

Carina said...

Hello,

Are you still going with the hamsters?

I am hamster breeder in sweden.

www.kronoskogensvintervita.weebly.com

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