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First off, I know you cannot tell adult color on babies but wanted to ask, IF this was an adult, what color would it be? I am trying to learn the colors and have had trouble identifying this from other pictures.

This boy has VERY dark ruby eyes - they are so dark, almost black and you have to be in the light to tell they are red. His quill color is almost like a pale taupe in person but really doesn't have an orangey tint. His nose, in person, is a pinkish liver color. From going through this thread and comparing pictures, the closest I can come up with is Algerian Champagne Pinto. Someone told me Lt Brown but the browns say they have black eyes and his eyes are red even though very dark red. Flash makes them shine brighter. Someone else told me cinnacot but he doesn't have an orangey look to him.





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Thank you for the reply. I was wondering about that but it says in the color guide that brown has black eyes and his eyes are ruby red. That was what was throwing me.

Here's another pic
 

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The closest color match for an adult would be a Brown. As a baby, they change so much you can't classify their color until 9 weeks, but even then, they can snowflake.
 

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The other problem with trying to classify colors before 9 weeks is that the quill color band is not completely developed. So you can have colors that aren't even final hedgehog colors.
 

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Reaper said:
The other problem with trying to classify colors before 9 weeks is that the quill color band is not completely developed. So you can have colors that aren't even final hedgehog colors.
This is what I was wondering too. Good to know. I didn't know if the colors were the same as classified adult colors or if kept changing. I will keep my attempts to learn colors to adults then. ;) This is just the first hedgie that I've had not in the chocolate-gray-dark gray range (well, besides an albino) and I love genetics. I've read through so many of the threads in the color forum trying to get a clue.

Well, Chuzzle, as I've named him, will come back here in several weeks for you guys to see and let me know what he ends as. Thank you again.
 

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Well this is completely off-topic, but I couldn't help but browse through that album, and you have the absolute cutest hedgehog pic ever!



That is the most adorable thing I've seen in a very long time
 
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