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I have a breeder up in Howell in Northern Howell who simply states for the pricing that pricing depends on sex, color, temperament, ect.

With that, what sex would be the least expensive do you think? (I'm thinking males...)

What color would be the least/most expensive? (I mean like Salt and Pepper, Platinum, Cinncot, ect.)

I'm sure I already know about temperament, a nice hedgie will cost more, but that's fine with me. :D

Anything else that comes into consideration when maybe pricing a hedgie? I really don't care about their gender or anything, but I would think it awesome to get a platinum, cinnicot, or just whitish hedgie. Thanks! :D
 

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The most common color for hedgies is Chocolate. Both Algerian and White bellied color patterns. This is the common color they are in the wild. The next would probably be greys and browns, the colors closest to chocolate. Salt and peppers are very rare. Just as Algerian black the "white bellied black" is called Salt and Pepper. So there is no Algerian salt and pepper and that eliminates fifty percent of hedgies right there. Salt and pepper is a very over used term by breeders and pet stores. Most of what people call a Salt and Pepper are really Chocolates, Greys, and Browns.
 

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So Salt and Pepper would probably be the most expensive/most rare because 50% of the colors are gone because it's only in Algerians. That makes sense.

So where is like platinum on a scale of 1-10? (10 being rarest)
 

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9.75 LOL Platinums are very beautiful and also very rare. The salt and pepper is a white bellied black. The Blacks and the Blacks white variations (black snowflake and platinums) are very rare and very sought after. So breeders buy them up hoping to produce more of the same. Hopefully in time they won't be as rare but for now they seem to be in VERY high demand.
 

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Ok, that makes a lot of sense. :D

That's a shame, I really love how they look, but I guess that they aren't really available. I do love the natural shade ones though too, it's just the whites are pretty cool. :D
 

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I don't know if it is still the case, but many breeders used to charge their lowest prices not for their chocolates, but for their albinos. A couple of breeders, when I asked them about it, stated it was because they have the hardest time finding homes for albinos. Too many people are freaked out over their eyes.
 

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Yes, albinos do seem to be the hardest to find homes for. I also find that I don't get them very often, except for one time. I had 4 babies that were albino out of 3 litters.
 
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