... and now at 13. Any guesses at color? Thanks! Adam[attachment=0:3acdzdfi]01.jpg[/attachment:3acdzdfi][attachment=1:3acdzdfi]02.jpg[/attachment:3acdzdfi][attachment=2:3acdzdfi]03.jpg[/attachment:3acdzdfi]
I'm a little suspicious that he's a late bloomer, that his colour is going to change again. All of the colour markers - with the exception of the nose - suggest Algerian Brown. From what I can see, the eyes are red due to the camera flash.
The nose is the holdout. It's a perfect example of an Algerian Champagne nose - several colours away from Brown and certainly not anything that a Brown should have.
So, either he's one of those late-developing hedgehogs where the adult colouration appears many weeks after it should, or he's an example of an unusual genetic combination that occurs very rarely. (I've seen 3 examples over 15 years)
For now we'll assume he's just taking his time and will quill out into his adult colour at some later date.
Thanks for the careful responses. I'm going to try to get additional pictures over the weekend. Bryan you have me excited, and you heard it here--if that nose turns brown this week, next week, or next year I'll offer you my collection :shock: