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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sapphire Puddings, and Normal Puddings.

Hi, this is my first post in close to five months. I had been very busy recently, and i do not have much time to post anything in the net. Looking at the topic, many of you out there would be surprised at "sapphire winter white", and be amazed that a hamster can be both sapphire and pudding at the same time. However, this is not surprising, as a hamster can have both the sapphire and pudding gene at the same time. In The Netherlands, they are called Camel, for the sapphire winter whites, and the normal orange puddings are called Mandarins.

Links from Martin Braak's website

Comparison with a Normal Orange Pudding(right), with a sapphire orange pudding(left).

The Sapphire Puddings have a more uniform colour, with resembles the texture of the colour of the sapphire gene. Normal Winter Whites have black fur, with heavy white tickings, which is why the normal pudding above seems to have a more uneven colour tone. The picture at the botttom would explain it more. As i am not good with words, i am unable to fully express the differences, which are actually very hard to tell without looking.