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I have first pick of this litter. They are Winter Whites or Russian dwarf hamsters. In reality they are hybrids, as there are practically no more purebred Winter White hamsters in North America. There is one breeder in Ohio and that’s about it.

99.9% of all Winter White hamsters are winter white/Campbell’s hybrids. Even though there are only 3 colors in Winter Whites, hybridation has brought on more.

So I can’t wait to see what colors those will be. Mom is pearl and dad is agouti (2 natural colors in Winter Whites). They are called Winter Whites because in the wild, they turn white in winter. There are 6 babies and they were born yesterday.

Without further adieu, here are the «*beautiful*» babies !
 

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How CUTE. can hardly wait to see your choice. How long till you pick one? They all look so sweet. Bet you can't wait to have one of them for you.
 

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How CUTE. can hardly wait to see your choice. How long till you pick one? They all look so sweet. Bet you can't wait to have one of them for you.
I will pick one only after going to see them and I’ll leave with it on the spot. It will be in about 3 1/2 weeks. They only live 2 years so they become adults really fast !

I’m really looking forward to it. Having 3 weeks give me time to buy everything I need, so it’s perfect !
 

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How exciting! How tiny are they at the moment?
I wonder too, based on the bedding material they must be very tiny and oh so cute.
 
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They're soooo teensy. I can't wait to see them with hair and what yours will look like. So you are flying to Ohio to get this little fella or gal?
 

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Little rubber erasers hahaha! Am a little puzzled though......you say Winter Whites are hard to find? Our PetSmart stores here in San Diego has them........and they are even on sale right now for $12.99!!!! They also have some of the other colors/breeds too! Take a look at PetSmart in San Diego Calif ! Just wondering why you were told they are 'rare'? :dontknow: I'm just questioning the color /breed rarity, not the temperment of your hand raised baby, which I know is a different matter, just like a hand raised parrot vs a parent raised bird!




P.S. Customer reviews says they are sweet and are good pets! One person said hers has never bitten them!
 

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Am a little puzzled though......you say Winter Whites are hard to find? Our PetSmart stores here in San Diego has them........and they are even on sale right now for $12.99!!!! They also have some of the other colors/breeds too! Take a look at PetSmart in San Diego Calif ! Just wondering why you were told they are 'rare'? :dontknow:
Those are hybrids. Dechi said there is only one breeder of purebred winter whites in the US, in Ohio.
 

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Little rubber erasers hahaha! Am a little puzzled though......you say Winter Whites are hard to find? Our PetSmart stores here in San Diego has them........and they are even on sale right now for $12.99!!!! They also have some of the other colors/breeds too! Take a look at PetSmart in San Diego Calif ! Just wondering why you were told they are 'rare'? :dontknow: I'm just questioning the color /breed rarity, not the temperment of your hand raised baby, which I know is a different matter, just like a hand raised parrot vs a parent raised bird!




P.S. Customer reviews says they are sweet and are good pets! One person said hers has never bitten them!
In North America, unless you’re buying from the 1 or 2 breeders who import purebred Winter White from Europe, they are never, ever purebreds. A few breeders mixed them with Campbells many years ago and they were big suppliers to pet stores. So what happened is they completely ruined the breed.

Breeders will say they are selling Winter Whites, and so will pet stores. But they won’t have any pedigrees for them. Most people don’t even know they’re not Winter Whites. It’s really crazy.

I found my infos here, and by talking to the president of this Club. She gave me the name of the person who has Purebred Winter Whites in US, who just imported her first hamsters so she is new to it.

Scroll down to «*Russian Dwarfs*».

https://ontariohamsters.ca/education/different-species.html#russian-dwarfs
 

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Oh my! Pinkys!! I am so excited for you! I remember how excited people got when I’d send the first shot to the new owners. You’re going to have so much fun watching it grow, get its little peach fuzz, and then their coats. I bet you’ll get attached to one at the peach fuzz, lol. Please continue to post pics as you get them!


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The babies are 7 days old but I haven’t had anymore pictures. They can’t be handled before they’re 10 days old so maybe no pictures for a few more days.

I’ve decided on a boy. I don’t want to deal with a female in heat every 4 days for 12 months...
 

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Can’t say I blame you dechi. Their temperament can really change when they’re in heat. Boys are babies their whole lives. Hopefully he’ll be sweeter and much friendlier.

Do you want me to call them and strong arm them into sending you more pics? It’s my forte lol!


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Can’t say I blame you dechi. Their temperament can really change when they’re in heat. Boys are babies their whole lives. Hopefully he’ll be sweeter and much friendlier.

Do you want me to call them and strong arm them into sending you more pics? It’s my forte lol!


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Ha Ha Ha ! I’m sure you’re very good at it ! We’ll wait a little longer, I’ll let you know... :)
 
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