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Old 10-19-2008, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heres a pic of bessie
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=11sickz&s=4
I just got here 2 days ago and she is very fat but im going to start her on a diet once she settles in.
She looks like she has some auburn to her.
- quill banding-?
- Skin colour (over the shoulder area)-pink
- eye colour-blue
- nose colour - pink with freckles
- mask- pink with freckles
- mottling on the legs and underbelly -?
- age" -3
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have any pictures that show more of her quills? That would be really helpful.

Right now I'm going to make a wild guess and say Algerian Chocolate.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I agree with gnarly. algerian chocolate, and ya, a better pic would help tho. Hey bryan, when u come strolling through here, can u answer this: Is algerian chocolate the most common colour???
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I know Chocolate is the common or "wild" color of hedgehogs. But I don't know if Algerian colors are more prevalent than white bellied colors.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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heres a better pic of her. is algerian chocolate rare or a good color? http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=296ofwm&s=4 . she looks like a choclate snowflake?
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Those quills look similar to Jades. I don't think its enough white to be a snowflake tho.

Anyone here know???
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would say she's an Algerian Chocolate, I don't see enough white quills to be a snowflake.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Algerian Chocolate Pinto. The nose has pinto patches on it, so even if there aren't any areas with white quills, she's still pinto.

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I agree with gnarly. algerian chocolate, and ya, a better pic would help tho. Hey bryan, when u come strolling through here, can u answer this: Is algerian chocolate the most common colour???
Yes, Algerian Chocolate is pretty much the most common colour, with White-Bellied Chocolate a close second. The reason for this is that these are the two wild colours - the native colours. Because of this, hedgehog colours have a naturally tendency to "drift" back to chocolate. For example, Apricot bred to Grey will produce mostly Chocolate even though several other colours besides Chocolate lie between the two. Being the dominant colour form, Chocolate tends to "win out".

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Old 10-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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k. thanks. i was curious.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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so is my hedgie a algerian chocolateor a algerian chocolate pinto?
thanks for all the help
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