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    Colour categoralization

    Hey
    I'am novice breeder and I have little problems with colour classification.
    Below are some pictures of my hedgehogs and my typing. Can you look at these and confirm if I am right or present your views?

    Male:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/imag0013prq.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/imag1244.jpg
    I categorized him as Chocolate chip snowflake


    Female:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/imag0008n.jpg
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/imag0014zp.jpg
    categorized as Chocolate Algerian

    Thank you

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    The male looks to me to be an algerian chocolate pinto. I do not see the snowflake on him (by the way, chocolate chip means chocolate snowflake, you don't need to use chip AND snowflake), but he has such heavy pintoing that I could just have been distracted away from the snowflaking.
    I am guessing the female is a chocolate chip.
    That being said, it is not easy to tell coloring from a photo, lighting and different angles can make it difficult to tell for sure.
    Becca

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    Ditto Becca on the first, but I think the 2nd is an algerian -chocolate or gray- snow.

    But it is hard to tell from a photo.

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    On the 2nd picture of the male, it does look like there are white quills mixed in with the banded ones and also the distinctive white spot (pinto); but he's definitely predominantly chocolate pinto.

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    Male has light skin (almost pink), so it cannot be algerian, as (as far as I know) Algerians have dark skin... Correct me if I'm wrong

    Here's a video which may be helpful:
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video....51888434821403
    Last edited by cazz; 01-25-2012 at 05:27 AM.

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    He has pink skin because he is a pinto. Pintos have areas of pink skin with pure white quills on top. His masking is similar to what you typically see in algerians. Look under his colored quills to see if his skin is darker. Also, depending on how old he is, he may have already faded. The very dark hedgehogs often fade to lighter skin color, mask color, and eventually even quill color as they age.
    Becca

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    Skin would be pink under the pinto (white) quills. The face definitely marks him as Algerian coloration. Sometimes in the lighter colors (even with Alg. they will have pinkish skin)
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