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STANDARD COLORS

Before proceeding, please remember that accurate colour identification can only be performed after the age of 9 weeks.  Prior to that you are only looking at the juvenile colour. As well. the colour will begin to fade past the age of 1 years old.

Adding new photos to complete the guide has been a 9 year project that is still underway. If you think you have a colour not yet included here and you would like to share, contact the webmaster. We hope to fill all the missing photo holes that are in the guide within the next two years.

We would like to thank the following contributors: JEANNE STANOCH, BRENDA SANDOVAL, AMY HOOD, NICOLE MARTIN, KELLY HART & CARL LEIGH

WHITE-BELLIED COLORS

Although the term "White-BelliedĒ is commonly used to refer to a species of hedgehog, the IHA also recognizes it as a separate color category from that of the Algerian colors. A hedgehog exhibiting the color traits of a White-Bellied may or may not exhibit the physical traits. (Smaller body, shorter nose and smaller ears than that of the Algerian) Since the two species have been interbred to produce the domestic hedgehog, the only true trait of the White-Bellied species left is the color as this does not mix with the colors of the Algerian species.
White-Bellied colored hedgehogs can be easily distinguished by looking at the "eye" or "cheek" patches. If the hedgehog has no cheek patches, or if they are very small, consisting of black hairs, then the hedgehog in question is in the White-Bellied color range. If the mask is strong and golden-brown or orange, then the hedgehog is in the Algerian range. This is a far more accurate means of identification than the older method of looking for white quills, rather than the "cream" or off-white colored quills of the Algerian-colored hedgehog.

White-Bellied Standard

This is not to be confused with the Standard show class of the same name, but to identify the color pattern wherein hedgehogs have almost all banded quill coats with only a small number of unbanded quills. There are 26 known Standard colorsó13 White-Bellied and 13 Algerianówith 2 more potential colorsó1 White-Bellied and 1 Algerianóboth related to black. (Algerian Black and White-Bellied Salt & Pepper) 

Salt and Pepper

SALT & PEPPER
The quills are white, banded by black.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulder is jet-black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small but black.
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

DARK GREY
The quills are white, banded by black with very narrow rusty-brown outer edges.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is dark grey, almost black
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small but black.
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

GREY
The quills are white, banded by black with rusty-brown outer edges.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black
The mask is small but black.
There is some mottling of the underbelly.

CHOCOLATE
The quills are white, banded by dark brown.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulder is light grey.
The nose is dark liver, almost black.
The eyes are black
The face is masked by very light brown.
There may be pale mottling of the underbelly.

BROWN
The quills are white, banded by light oak-brown.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is pink with a small amount of grey pigmentation.
The nose is chocolate-brown.
The eyes are black and have a light blue ring around the outer edges (the sclera).
There is a pale brown mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

CINNAMON
The quills are white, banded by light cinnamon brown.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver.
The eyes are black.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white with no mottling.

DARK CINNICOT
The quills are white, banded 75% by cinnamon brown and 25% by pale orange-beige.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver with a pink outer rim.
The eyes are black
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white with no mottling.

BLACK-EYED CINNICOT
The quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are black.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white with no mottling.

RUBY-EYED CINNICOT
The quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are dark ruby-red.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white with no mottling.

CHAMPAGNE
The quills are white, with 75% banded by pale orange-taupe, with the remainder banded by cinnamon.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink with a liver outer rim.
The eyes are red.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white with no mottling.

APRICOT
The quills are white, banded by pale orange.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The eyes are red.
The nose is pink.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white.

PALE APRICOT
The quills are white, banded by extremely pale orange-yellow.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The eyes are red.
The nose is pink.
The face is not masked.
The underbelly is white.

SNOWFLAKE COLORS

The Snowflake category comprises those animals that possess a fairly even mix of banded and non-banded quills. This gives the hedgehog the appearance of having a light "snowflake'' dusting over its back. This pattern can appear in both White-Bellied and Algerian colors.
There are a total of 28 Snowflake colorsó14 White-Bellied and 14 Algerian.

SILVER
The quills are white, banded by black.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
Skin on the shoulders is jet-black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small and black.
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

SILVER CHARCOAL
The quills are white, banded by black.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
Like the Charcoal, except that the colored quills are white, banded by light grey.
Skin on the shoulders is dark grey, almost black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black
The mask is small and black
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

CHARCOAL
(Grey Snowflake)
The quills are white, banded by black by rusty-brown edges.
Between 30 and70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small and black.
There is some mottling of the underbelly.

CHOCOLATE CHIP
Chocolate Snowflake

The quills are white, banded by chocolate-brown.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin is grey, fading to pink on the flanks.
The nose is chocolate-brown.
The eyes are black
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

BROWN SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, banded by light oak-brown
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a small amount of grey pigmentation.
The nose is liver and chocolate-brown.
The eyes are black
The eyes have a light blue ring around the outer edges. (the sclera)
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

CINNAMON) SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, banded by cinnamon-brown.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver.
The eyes are black
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

DARK CINNICOT SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, banded by cinnamon and 25% by pale orange-beige.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver with a pink rim.
The eyes are black
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

BLACK-EYED CINNICOT SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are black.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

RUBY-EYED CINNICOT SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are dark ruby-red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

CHAMPAGNE SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, with 75% banded by pale orange-taupe, with the remainder banded by cinnamon.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink with a liver rim.
The eyes are red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

APRICOT SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, banded by pale orange.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink with a liver outer rim.
The eyes are red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

PALE APRICOT SNOWFLAKE
The quills are white, banded by extremely pale orange-beige.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink with a liver outer rim.
The eyes are red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

WHITE COLORS

The White category comprises those animals that possess almost 100% solid white quills. The few banded quills that these hedgehogs have are localized to the forehead area, with a few possible across the remainder of the back. These few banded quills on the back, however, should count no more than 10. 
There is a total of 22 White colorsó11 White-Bellied and 11 Algerian.

The Double-White variant can be described in the same manner as any of the White colours with the exception of there being no banded quills anywhere on the body.

PLATINUM
The banded quills are white, banded by light grey.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is jet-black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small but black.
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

SILVER CHARCOAL WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by black with very narrow rusty-brown outer edges.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is dark grey, almost black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is small but black.
Black mottling of the underbelly is extensive.

CHARCOAL WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by black with rusty-brown outer edges.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black
The mask is small but black.
There is some mottling of the underbelly.

CHOCOLATE WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by chocolate-brown with black outer edges.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is chocolate-brown.
The eyes are black
The mask is small but black to brown.
There is some mottling of the underbelly.

BROWN WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by light oak-brown.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is pink with a small amount of grey pigmentation.
The nose is chocolate-brown.
The eyes are black and have a light blue ring around the outer edges (the sclera).
There is a pale brown mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

WHITE
(Cinnamon White)

The banded quills are white, banded by cinnamon-brown.
Between 95 to 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver.
The eyes are black
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

DARK CINNICOT WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by cinnamon and 25% by pale orange-beige.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is liver with a pink rim.
The eyes are black
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

BLACK-EYED CINNICOT WHITE
The banded quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are black.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

RUBY-EYED CINNICOT WHITE
The banded quills are white, with 50% banded by cinnamon and the remainder by pale orange-beige.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink and liver mottled.
The eyes are dark ruby-red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

CHAMPAGNE WHITE
The banded quills are white, with 75% banded by pale orange-taupe, with the remainder banded by cinnamon.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink.
The nose is pink with a liver rim.
The eyes are red.
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

APRICOT WHITE
The banded quills are white, banded by light orange.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink
The nose is pink
The eyes are red
There is no mask.
There is no mottling of the underbelly

ALBINO

Albino

Albinos lack any pigmentation and as such are not a true color or color pattern in the truest sense of the term, but for the sake of ease of understanding are included here to differentiate the Albino from the various colors.
The quills are all white with no banding.
The face and fur are white.
The skin is pink and the eyes are red.
The nose is pink.

PINTO

Pinto is a color pattern, rather than a color and as such may appear on any colored hedgehog. The Pinto pattern can be distinguished by a total lack of color on the quills and skin beneath in distinct patches or spots over the hedgehog's back. Ideally, the white patches are to be symmetrical between one side of the hedgehog, divided down the length of the body by the dorsal, and the other. The remainder of the quills - those with colored banding - remain consistent with the hedgehog's basic coloration.

ALGERIAN COLOURS


Algerian ColorsAlthough the term "Algerian'' is commonly used to refer to a species of hedgehog, the IHA also recognizes it as a separate color category from that of the White-Bellied colors. A hedgehog exhibiting the color traits of an Algerian may or may not exhibit the physical traits. (larger body, longer nose and larger ears) Since the two species have been interbred to produce the domestic hedgehog, the only true trait of the Algerian species left is the color as this does not mix with the colors of the White-Bellied species.

Algerian colored hedgehogs can be easily distinguished by looking at the "eye" or "cheek" patches as shown on the left. If the hedgehog has cheek patches, then the hedgehog in question is in the Algerian color range. If it does not, then the hedgehog is in the White-Bellied range. This is a far more accurate means of identification than the older method of looking for "cream" or off-white colored quills, rather than the white quills of the White-Bellied species.

Algerian Standard Colors

ALGERIAN BLACK
The quills are cream, heavily banded by black and rust.
Almost all of the quills are banded
The skin on the shoulders is jet-black
The nose is black.
The eyes are black
The extensive masking is black and extends to the quill line.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN DARK GREY
The quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is extensive and extends from beneath the eyes almost to the quill line beneath the ears.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN GREY
The quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is large and the cheek patches are a deep, golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN CHOCOLATE
The quills are cream, banded by rich chocolate-brown.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is black-dark grey.
The nose is dark chocolate.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown and the eye patches are brown to rich golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN BROWN
The quills are cream, banded by light brown.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin on the shoulders is dark grey.
The nose is mottled chocolate and brown.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown with light golden brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled. The nose is light chocolate brown with a darker ring.

ALGERIAN CINNAMON
The quills are cream, banded by rich cinnamon-orange.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is gray
The nose is chocolate brown with liver highlights.
The eyes are black
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled.

ALGERIAN DARK CINNICOT
The quills are cream, banded by dark cinnamon-orange as well as a small number of dark apricot banded quills.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is liver, mottled with chocolate brown
The eyes are black.
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN CINNICOT
The quills are cream, banded equally by cinnamon-orange quills and dark apricot banded quills.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is gray.
The nose is liver mottled lightly with grey/pink.
The eyes are pink.
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN CHAMPAGNE
The quills are cream banded by orange with a light grey cast.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
Skin over the shoulders is gray-pink.
The nose is pink and light grey.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
The mask is light with light orange cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN APRICOT
The quills are cream, banded by pale orange.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a very pale hint of grey.
The nose is pink with a pale liver rim.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
There is no mask but there are very pale orange-brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN PALE APRICOT
The quills are cream, banded by pale yellow to grey.
Almost all of the quills are banded.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a very pale hint of grey.
The nose is pink with a pale liver rim.
The eyes are ruby-red.
There is no mask but there are is pale orange-brown coloration over the muzzle.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

 

ALGERIAN SNOWFLAKE COLORS

ALGERIAN BLACK SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, heavily banded by black and rust.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin on the shoulders is jet-black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The extensive masking is black and extends to the quill line.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN DARK GREY SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is extensive and extends from beneath the eyes almost to the quill line beneath the ears.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN GREY SNOWFLAKE
(Algerian Charcoal)

The banded quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is large and the cheek patches are a deep, golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN CHOCOLATE SNOWFLAKE
(Algerian Chocolate Chip)

The banded quills are cream, banded by rich chocolate-brown.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin on the shoulders is black-dark grey.
The nose is dark chocolate.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown and the eye patches are brown to rich golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN BROWN SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by light brown.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin on the shoulders is dark grey.
The nose is mottled chocolate and brown.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown with light golden brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled. The nose is light chocolate brown with a darker ring.

ALGERIAN CINNAMON SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by rich cinnamon-orange.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin over the shoulders is gray
The nose is chocolate brown with liver highlights.
The eyes are black
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled.

ALGERIAN DARK CINNICOT SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by dark cinnamon-orange as well as a small number of dark apricot banded quills.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is liver, mottled with chocolate brown
The eyes are black.
The underbelly is lightly mottled.

ALGERIAN CINNICOT SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream banded by orange with a light grey cast.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
Skin over the shoulders is gray-pink.
The nose is pink and light grey.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
The mask is light with light orange cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN CHAMPAGNE SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by pale orange.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a very pale hint of grey.
The nose is pink with a pale liver rim.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
There is no mask but there are very pale orange-brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN APRICOT SNOWFLAKE
The banded quills are cream, banded by pale yellow to grey.
Between 30 and 70% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a very pale hint of grey.
The nose is pink with a pale liver rim.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
There is no mask but there are very pale orange-brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

BLACK WHITE
The banded quills are cream, heavily banded by black and rust.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is jet-black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The extensive masking is black and extends to the quill line.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN SILVER CHARCOAL WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is extensive and extends from beneath the eyes almost to the quill line beneath the ears.
The underbelly is heavily mottled by black.

ALGERIAN CHARCOAL WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by black with rust edges.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is almost jet black.
The nose is black.
The eyes are black.
The mask is large and the cheek patches are a deep, golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN CHOCOLATE WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by rich chocolate-brown.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin on the shoulders is black-dark grey.
The nose is dark chocolate.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown and the eye patches are brown to rich golden-brown.
The underbelly is heavily mottled.

ALGERIAN BROWN WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by light brown.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The nose is mottled chocolate and brown.
The eyes are black.
The mask is medium brown with light golden brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled.

ALGERIAN CINNAMON WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by rich cinnamon-orange.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is gray
The nose is chocolate brown with liver highlights.
The eyes are black
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
The underbelly is lightly mottled.

ALGERIAN DARK CINNICOT WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by dark cinnamon-orange as well as a small number of dark apricot banded quills.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is grey.
The nose is liver, mottled with chocolate brown
The eyes are black.
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN CINNICOT WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded equally by cinnamon-orange quills and dark apricot banded quills.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is gray.
The nose is liver mottled lightly with grey/pink.
The eyes are pink.
The mask is pale with light brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN CHAMPAGNE WHITE
The banded quills are cream banded by orange with a light grey cast.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
Skin over the shoulders is gray-pink.
The nose is pink and light grey.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
The mask is light with light orange cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

ALGERIAN APRICOT WHITE
The banded quills are cream, banded by pale orange.
Between 95 and 97% of the quills are solid cream to white.
The majority of the banded quills are limited to the forehead.
The skin over the shoulders is pink with a very pale hint of grey.
The nose is pink with a pale liver rim.
The eyes are deep ruby-red, almost black.
There is no mask but there are very pale orange-brown cheek patches.
There is no mottling of the underbelly.

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