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.