Pet Rodent Color Genetics Links -
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This is a collection of links to sites which which might interest a color genetics hobbyist. The links are presented by species, and under some species there are first links to general color genetics pages and then links to pages about special colors and patterns in that species. The quality of these pages varies a lot from small photo galleries to vast genetic resources. Last checked and updated 2004-09-01.

Guinea Pig (Cavy) - Marsu Cavia porcellus

General articles about guinea pig colors

The Guinea Pig: Biology, care, breeding etc. by Ron Banks
not just colors, rather scientific and very long
http://netvet.wustl.edu/species/guinea/guinpig.txt

Genetics by Sigi
short color genetics text, no pics
http://www.sigissauhaufen.de/geneticsengl.html

Guinea Pig Picture Gallery by Karin Stueber
no genetics, but nice pics of many varieties
http://www.meerschweinchen.de/pictures_e.html

Guinea Pig Color Breeding Information by S.A.L Cavies
just text about which colors to breed to each others
http://www.salcavies.com/pregnancy/color.shtml

Articles about special colors or patterns in guinea pigs

Eva's Cavy Genetics Page by Eva Johansson
rare colors: roan, dalmatian.
http://goto.glocalnet.net/mars/gen/gen_dalm.htm

Eva's Cavy Genetics Page by Eva Johansson
are there albino cavies?
http://goto.glocalnet.net/mars/gen/gen_albi.htm

Eva's Cavy Genetics Page by Eva Johansson
rare colors: multicoloured.
http://goto.glocalnet.net/mars/gen/gen_mult.htm

Black and Tans - New Mutation by Sigi
about this new color pattern, some pics
http://www.sigissauhaufen.de/blackandtansengl.html

Chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera

Fur Color Genetics for Chinchillas by Treasured Pets
the best chin color site I have seen this far!
http://treasuredpets.netfirms.com/chingene.htm

ChinBin's Genetics Page by Amy Hamovitz
long, basic text, breeding tables
http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/5102/chingenetics.html

Chinchilla Genetics by Jim Jensen (ChinNet site)
text not too bad, but contains mistakes, no pics.
http://www.chin.buffnet.net/users/jensen/genetics.html

Chincilla Genetics by Anjela Ross (ChinNet site)
pics of some color varieties, breeding results
http://www.chin.buffnet.net/users/mike/genetics.html

Chincilla Genetics by Michael Dewhurst (ChinNet site)
short text, mostly just Punnet squares
http://www.chin.buffnet.net/users/michael/genetics.html

Underhill Chinchillas World by Underhill Chinchillas
articles about colors and standards
http://members.aol.com/UHChins/UnderhillChinchillas/main.htm

Chinchilla Color Mutation and Chinchilla Genetic by Mandy
descriptions of basic mutations, pics
http://members.tripod.com/~chinland/color/
http://members.tripod.com/~chinland/genetic/

Chin Colours by Mark Koh (Chin Singapore site)
good pictures of color mutations
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3662/colours.htm

Chin colors explained by Candlebright Chinchillas
several pages about colors
http://www.geocities.com/therodentguy/ChinColorsOpen.html

Mouse - Hiiri Mus musculus

General articles about mouse colors

The Coat Colors of Mice by Willys K. Silvers
this really is the Book by the Man!
http://www.informatics.jax.org/wksilvers/

Mouse Genetics by Satu Karhumaa
Finnmouse's excellent and long site!
http://koti.mbnet.fi/haisulit/engp/bre_genetics_t.html

Eva's Mouse Varieties Page by Eva Johansson
nice descriptions of varieties + genes, pics
http://goto.glocalnet.net/natal/mus/ras/musvar.htm

AFRMA Fancy Mice by AFRMA
color descriptions, good pics
http://www.afrma.org/fancyrm.htm#fmice

Varieties of Fancy Mice by LSCMEC
pics and descriptions of varieties, no genetics
http://www.miceandrats.com/standmic.htm

Articles about special colors or patterns in mice

Ideal Markings of Mice by AFRMA
drawings of ideal show patterns
http://www.afrma.org/idlmice.htm

Brindle mice by Tarot Rats and Mice
short article about brindle mice
http://www.tarotrats1.homestead.com/brindle.html

Rat - Rotta Rattus norvegicus

General articles about rat colors

Eva's Rat Colours & Rat Genetics Page by Eva Johansson
genetics, explanations and pics, a good site
http://goto.glocalnet.net/rat/gen/rat_gen.htm

AFRMA Fancy Rats by AFRMA
color descriptions, good pics
http://www.afrma.org/fancyrm.htm

Varieties of Fancy Rats by LSCMEC
some pics and descriptions of varieties, no genetics
http://www.miceandrats.com/standrat.htm

Rat Colours by Alicia Gangi/Rodentfancy
rather good standard and gen page, pics (ok 2003-05-24)
http://www.rodentfancy.org/rmfe/ratscolo.shtml

Articles about special colors or patterns in rats

Ideal Markings of Rats by AFRMA
drawings of ideal show patterns
http://www.afrma.org/idlrats.htm

Rat Markings by Emily Godlevsky
a page about different patterns/markings
http://www.dreameyce.com/eagleseye/rattery/ratinfo/rat_markings.htm

Siamese Rat Genetics by Roxanne Fitzgerald
short text, no pics
http://www.rmca.org/Articles/siamese.htm

Siamese Rats by Tarot Rats and Mice
short article about siamese rats
http://tarotrats.homestead.com/siamese.html

The Himalayan Variety by Angela Horn
short text, no pics
http://www.rmca.org/Articles/himalayan.htm

Will the Real Husky Please Stand Up? by Alicia Gangi
good text and pics of husky and related patterns
http://www.rodentfancy.com/rmfe/husky.shtml

The European Husky by Sue Brown and Marion Benham
more about husky pattern(s)
http://www.nenuphar.plus.com/pendragon/features/husky/

Blue, Platinum & Russian Blue by Sue Brown
long article about different types of blue
http://www.nenuphar.plus.com/pendragon/features/bluerats/index.html

Russian Blue Rats by Tarot Rats and Mice
short article about russian blue rats
http://tarotrats.homestead.com/russianblue.html

Hooded Rats by Tarot Rats and Mice
short article about hooded rats
http://tarotrats.homestead.com/hooded.html

Merle Rats by Emily Godlevsky
a shoet article about merle, with pics
http://www.dreameyce.com/eagleseye/rattery/ratinfo/merlerats.htm

Spiny Mouse - Okahiiri Acomys cahirinus

Agouti White Spot by Lotta Ahlfors and Kaisa Kattilakoski
problems with this rare color variety
http://koti.mbnet.fi/haisulit/engp/sspot.html

Deer Mice - Peurahiiret Peromyscus spp.

Peromyscus Gene List by PeroBase
scientific stuff but good descriptions and pics!
http://wotan.cse.sc.edu/perobase/genetics/pseList.htm

Mongolian Gerbil - Mongoliangerbiili Meriones unguiculatus

General articles about gerbil colors

The Gerbils Color Palette by Vera Brückmann and Ehrenfried Ehrenstein
colors, genes and lots of pics! good site.
http://home.wtal.de/ehr/gerbils/colors.htm

Gerbil Genetics by Julian Barker
another excellent color genetics site, all about this subject
http://www.gerbils.co.uk/gerbils/genetics.htm
http://www.gerbils.co.uk/gerbils/applied.htm

Colour Genetics by Karin van Veen
a rather good article, color names
http://users.bart.nl/~fredveen/genetics1.htm

Colours by Karin van Veen
a color gallery, good pics
http://users.bart.nl/~fredveen/colours1.htm

Eva's Gerbil Colours Page by Eva Johansson
good stuff, pics and text
http://goto.glocalnet.net/natal/gerbil/gen/gerbicol.htm

Color Chart for the Mongolian Gerbil by Pheasant (?)
good pics, color names + gene codes
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/6961/index.html

Illustrated Gerbil Colour Genetics by Jörg Eberbeck
good pics, text on other pages
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Peaks/8478/illugengb.htm

Articles about special colors or patterns in gerbils

The Dilute Mutation by Karin van Veen
short article about this mutation, pics
http://users.bart.nl/~fredveen/dilute.htm

Dilute Gerbils by Julan Barker
longer article about dilute, blue and smoke
http://www.gerbils.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gerbils/dilute.htm

Pied or Patched? by Julian Barker
white spotting in gerbils
http://www.gerbils.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gerbils/pied.htm

Siamese Gerbils by Julian Barker
a new color variety
http://www.gerbils.co.uk/gerbils/siam.htm

Shaw's Jird - Shawinjirdi Meriones shawi

Coat Colour Mutations by Sue Green
short text, couple of pics
http://www.gerbils.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gerbils/jird.htm#Mutations

Fat-tailed Gerbil - Rasvahäntägerbiili Pachyuromys duprasi

Coat Colour Mutations by Sue Green
very short text, one pic
http://www.gerbils.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gerbils/duprasi.htm#Mutations

Gold Hamster - Kultahamsteri ("syyrianhamsteri") Mesocricetus auratus

General articles about hamster colors

Syrian Hamster Genetics by The River Road Hamstery
a good set of articles from basics and up
http://www.hometown.aol.com/theriverrd/genetics.htm

Syrian Hamster Coat Colour Genetics by Hammy's Hoard
short basic article, few pics
http://www.homestead.com/hammyshoard/Hamstergenetics.html

Genetics a brief guide by Slushy
a short introduction to hamster genetics
http://sps.nus.edu.sg/~neesohye/genetics.htm

An introduction to the different varieties of... by SOEHC
longish text, genes but no pics
http://www.angelfire.com/ok/soehc/hamgene.html

Syrian Hamster Colors and Patterns by Linda Price
a nice picture gallery
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/Syrians.html

Articles about special colors or patterns in gold hamsters

Dominant Spotting is interesting! by Hammy's Hoard
a very short text about this, few pics
http://www.homestead.com/hammyshoard/patterngenetics.html

The white belly gene, roans and eyeless whites by Hammy's Hoard
short article about Wh gene
http://www.homestead.com/hammyshoard/roans.html

European Black Bear Hamsters by Linda Price
short article about black hamsters
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/EurBlackBear.html

Campbell's Dwarf Hamster - Campbellinkääpiöhamsteri Phodopus campbelli

General articles about Campbell colors

Campbells Coat Colors by Selene's Hamstery
good color descriptions, few pics
http://www.fortunecity.com/business/fax/1264/id34.htm

Campbells Dwarf Hamster Colors and Patterns by Linda Price
an article and a very nice color picture gallery
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/CampGenetics.html
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/Campbells.html

Campbells dwarf hamster by Kenneth Worm
all colors and coat types explained, pics
http://www.hamsterland.dk/camp-uk.htm

Dwarf Hamsters by Hamperham's Hamstery
a nice color gallery
http://www.hamperhams.co.uk/dwarf/hhpage1.htm

Phodopus sungorus campbelli by Michael Emerson
some text about care and colors
http://members.aol.com/drdoolitel/Campbelli.htm

The Different Varieties... by Slushy
a short article
http://sps.nus.edu.sg/~neesohye/dwarfcamp.htm

Articles about special colors or patterns in Campbells

Gray Gene by Linda Price
short article + some good pics
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/GrayGene.html

Moscow Color Overview by Linda Price
short article about a possible new mutation
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/MoscowOverview.html

Silvering in the Self Campbells by Linda Price
short article + pics about silvers
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/Silvering.html
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/SplitSilvering.html

Brindled Campbells by Linda Price
two articles
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/BrindledBEA.html
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/BrindledOpals.html

Agouti Yellows by Linda Price
a short article + pics
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/AgoutiYellow.html

The mottled gene breeding problems by Slushy
mottled pattern in Campbells
http://sps.nus.edu.sg/~neesohye/genetics.htm

The Mottled Genes in the Campbells... by Linda Price
a short article with some pics
http://www.geocities.com/CalHamAssoc/GeneticsMottleds.html

Russian Dwarf Hamster (Winter White)- Venäjänkääpiöhamsteri (talvikko) Phodopus sungorus

Eva's Winter White Dwarf Colour Page by Eva Johansson
a short text + pics about colors in this species
http://goto.glocalnet.net/natal/ham/vvcolour.htm

Winter Whites Colors by Selene's Hamstery
short article with pics
http://www.fortunecity.com/business/fax/1264/id35.htm

Dwarf Hamsters: Standard Colours: Winter White by Hamperham's Hamstery
a color gallery
http://www.hamperhams.co.uk/dwarf/hhdwww1.htm

Winter White Colors and Patterns by Linda Price
a short article
http://www.geocities.com/aaahamsters/WWGenetics.html

Phodopus sungorius sungorius by Michael Emerson
some text about clors and care
http://members.aol.com/drdoolitel/Wintwht.htm

Colours by Kenneth Worm
a short article, no pics
http://www.hamsterland.dk/ww-uk.htm

Chinese Dwarf Hamster - Kiinankääpiöhamsteri Cricetulus barabensis

Chinese Colors by Selene's Hamstery
a very short text, no pics
http://www.fortunecity.com/business/fax/1264/id36.htm

Dwarf Hamsters: Standard Colours: Chinese by Hamperham's Hamstery
a small color gallery
http://www.hamperhams.co.uk/dwarf/hhdwchin1.htm


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