I know a hedgie can be born a standard color and then turn into a dark eyed white at quilling. Will a hedgie that is born with dark skin and all white quills stay that way or can they go dark at quilling?
Are you talking about baby quills, like the ones that come in shortly after birth? I believe all hedgies regardless of what color they turn out will have white quills then, and pigment will start showing a few days later.
I had a litter of hedgies that are 7 days old now. One is an albino. One is white with dark skin. She is getting a mask. Just a very few quills on her forhead are coming in with color. The rest are all white. I was wondering how whites worked from birth but she could be a reverse pinto too. I guess I get to wait and see.
It looks like maybe she'll just be a lighter hedgie, so the bands on the quills aren't showing. That's just my guess. (though the bands on the visor quills are obvious... pinto would be a likely answer) I don't breed hedgies and don't see babies that young often, so I'd wait for someone more experienced to help.