Hedgehog Colors

 

Black

Quill color: widely banded black

Body color: black skin, undercarriage is extensively mottled black

Facial color: black

Eye color: black

 

Deep Grey

Quill color: widely banded deepest grey, near black

Body color: black skin, undercarriage is extensively mottled dark grey to black

Facial color: deepest grey, near black

Eye color: black

 

Dark Grey

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is dark grey/near black

Body color: dark grey skin, undercarriage is often mottled dark grey

Facial color: dark grey and in rare cases, even black

Eye color: black

 

Grey

 

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is grey in color

Body color: skin is light-medium grey and undercarriage may be mottled grey or dark grey

Facial color: typically grey but may show hues of brown or dark grey and in rare cases, even black

Eye color: black

 

Deep Brown

 

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is deepest brown in color

Body color: skin is dark brown to black and undercarriage may be mottled dark brown to black.

Facial color: typically deepest brown but may show hues of medium brown or even black.

Eye color: black

 

Dark Brown

 

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is dark brown in color

Body color: skin is medium-deep brown and undercarriage may be mottled medium-deep brown

Facial color: typically dark brown but may show deep brown, dark grey, or even black hues.

Eye color: black

 

Medium Brown

 

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is medium brown in color

Body color: skin is nude-dark brown and undercarriage may be mottled medium-dark brown

Facial color: typically medium-dark brown but in rare cases may be light brown, dark grey, or black

Eye color: black

 

Light Brown

 

 

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is light or oaky brown in color

Body color: skin is nude-light brown and undercarriage may be mottled light brown or brown

Facial color: light-medium brown.  Rare cases may be dark grey or black

Eye color: black, garnet, or ruby

 

Pale Brown (Brown dilute)

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is tan or very pale brown in color

Body color: skin is typically nude or white and undercarriage may be mottled tan or pale brown

Facial color: tan or very pale brown but may have a brown or grey hue

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

 

Champagne

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is yellowish tan to very pale gold but no darker

Body color: skin is nude or white and is rarely ever mottled

Facial color: nude-pale tan to and in rare cases, light brown

Eye color: most often garnet but may be black or ruby

 

Cinnamon

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is yellowish tan to very pale gold but no darker

Body color: skin is nude or white and is rarely ever mottled

Facial color: nude-pale tan to and in rare cases, light brown

Eye color: most often garnet but may be black or ruby

 

Light Cinnamon

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is light-medium orange in color

Body color: white-tan and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically tan, pale orange, pale brown

Eye color: black or garnet

 

Apricot

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is pale orange in color

Body color: white-tan and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically pale orange to no discernible color

Eye color: typically ruby or garnet, rare cases may be black

 

Pale Apricot (Apricot Dilute)

Quill color: banding is narrow-wide and is pale peach or pale yellow in color

Body color: white and typically shows no mottling

Facial color: typically pale orange to no discernible color

Eye color: typically ruby or pale pink

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

 

Silver (grey dilute)

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is silvery or very pale grey in color

Body color: typically light grey and may show pale grey-grey mottling

Facial color: typically pale grey to no discernible color

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Dilute is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

 

Leucistic

Quill color: quills are white; no banded quills whatsoever

Body color: white; no mottling whatsoever

Facial color: white; no color whatsoever (nose is pink or very pale tan)

Eye color: black

NOTE:  Leucism is a gene mutation rather than a true color.

 

Albino

Quill color: quills are white; no banded quills whatsoever

Body color: white; no mottling whatsoever

Facial color: white; no color whatsoever (nose is pink)

Eye color: pale pink

NOTE:  Albinism is a gene mutation rather than a true color.