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Old 03-25-2019, 04:48 PM  
EmmaAndChester
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Default Re: Is my Hamster a Winter White?!

There's some debate over where the colour (mandarin) originated from; whether it was initially a purebred WW colour, or if it's just the result of hybridisation - because it's not a campbell colour either, and there are no campbell genes responsible for that trait. However, nowadays - certainly with regards to hamsters from an unknown background - mandarins are all hybridised; so it's neither a full WW nor full Campbell, it's the poster child for what is known as the Russian Hybrid (a cross between the winter white and campbells).
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