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Old 03-31-2019, 07:10 AM   #1
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Default Genetics help with unusual coloured syrian

Hi there,

My Indy's colouring is very unusual, at first glance I assumed sable roan but then I noticed dapples on his bum and a few throughout his coat (though very little on his midsection) so, with the help of others on the form I came to the conclusion he was a sable roan dom spot banded. However, his eye rings are not cream but white, and he really is a cool light greyish colour with no hint of warmth, so I was thinking perhaps silver sable (although perhaps, being young, his colours will warm with age)?

But then, recently I've realised that he also has odd eyes, one being ruby an the other blue and black (are blue eyes uncommon? It's very hard to pick up on camera, especially cuase his pupils are so big, but I've included some close ups). I've read somewhere that odd eyes results from cinnamon, so is it possible that he is in fact not sable at all, but something else related to cinnamon, or could a sable carry cinnamon and thus produce the odd-eyes?

Also, I found an image online of a hammie that looked almost identical to him who is quoted as being a recessive dappled sable, here's the link:

I know rd is uncommon in the UK, but is it possible that the pet mills who produce P@H hamsters might have some rd stock? I say this because his dapples, though difficult to see in photos, certainly resemble rd. Or could this just be an interaction between banded and dom spot?

I'm very interested in learning more about hamster genetics, so I'd love to hear opinions of those more experienced!
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Genetics help with unusual coloured syrian

Not sure the name of his colouring but he looks to be roan banded?
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Old 05-06-2019, 02:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Genetics help with unusual coloured syrian

He does appear sable roan banded.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:03 PM   #4
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Looks sable roan banded to me too! x
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