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Old 05-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently picked up Phoenix from Petco. She's smaller than a Syrian but bigger than a Robo. It's hard to see in the pic but she has a gray stripe starting on her head and going all the way down her back. Anybody have any idea what she is?

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A hybrid dwarf
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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She is definitely a hybrid dwarf, and a real cute one too ^^
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, if I remember right sunfire is another name for mandarin and by my understanding of it mandarin is a hybrid only colour gene really.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah hybrid dwarf. My hybrid is pretty big for a dwarf too she's grown loads in the last two weeks!
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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She's a campbell hybrid to my eyes. Looks like Argente coloring or maybe Blue Fawn--hard to tell without more photos. Very cute ham!

(She does not look like a mandarin hybrid to me, as those tend to have more of a winter white body shape).
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have had a Manderin Hybrid & they are more Ginger orange color to start with then mine's fur faded to look more like Argente.

Baby Manderin Mandy:



More Argente Girl Mandy She must of been 18 months old here:



Looking at the first picture of Mandy & your Sunfire they do have similar colors

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks everybody! I really don't know anything about hamster breeds so your input is much appreciated!
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, one of the local Petcos plays that trick - it's a hybrid dwarf ^^ Really, they just want you to pay more for her.
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