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In recent years, we have personally seen colors that cannot be defined by old color charts.
The charts below are our personal guide based on our knowledge and years of experience.
It may not reflect the opinions of others, and that's okay :)

Updated on 12/04/19

Body Colors

Body color describes the color of the quill banding and often the color of the mask and undercarriage.
See Body Patterns for exceptions.


Black Hedgehog

Quill color: widely banded black
Body color: black skin, undercarriage is extensively mottled black
Facial color: black
Eye color: black

Deep Grey Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

Quill color: banding is average-wide and is light 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

Champagne Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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

Grey Dilute Hedgehog aka Silver

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.
Pictured is a Grey Dilute High Snowflake.

Brown Dilute Hedgehog  ​aka Pale Brown, Cinnicot

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.
Some breeders may refer to this color as Lilac or Lavender.

Apricot Dilute Hedgehog aka Pale Apricot

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.

Leucistic Hedgehog

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 Hedgehog

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.

Hedgehog Body Patterns

This section shows examples of quill patterns.

Snowflake:  Evenly distributed unbanded (solid white) quills
Pinto:  Spots or splotches of unbanded (solid white) quills


Minimal Snowflake

Pictured is a Dark Grey Minimal Snowflake.


Average Snowflake

Pictured is a Grey Average Snowflake Minimal Pinto.
Note:
Brown Snowflake may be called Chocolate Chip
Dark Grey Snowflake may be called Platinum
Deep Grey Snowflake may be called Charcoal


High Snowflake

Pictured is a Grey High Snowflake Average Pinto Split Face.
Note:
Brown Snowflake may be called Chocolate Chip
Dark Grey Snowflake may be called Platinum
Deep Grey Snowflake may be called Charcoal


White (Highest Snowflake)

Pictured is a Dark Grey White.
Note:
Brown White may be called Chocolate Chip
Dark Grey White may be called Platinum
Deep Grey White may be called Charcoal


Minimal Pinto

Pictured is a Deep Grey Minimal Pinto.


Average Pinto

Pictured is a Dark Grey Average Pinto.


High Pinto

Pictured is a Dark Grey High Pinto.


Reverse Pinto

Pictured is a Grey Reverse Pinto.


Total Pinto

Pictured is a Grey-range Total Pinto.


 

Hedgehog Facial Patterns

This section shows examples of facial markings.


Classic Mask

The mask is solid and extends from the nose to the eye area.
Eye patches may or may not be present.
Pictured is a Grey with Classic Mask.


Pinto Face aka No Mask

The face is completely pinto (white), no mask at all.
Pictured is a Grey with Pinto Face.


Split Face aka Split Mask or Half Mask

One half of the face is pinto (white) and the other half is masked.
The terms refer to hedgehogs with a 50/50 split.
Pictured is a Dark Grey Minimal Pinto Split Face.


Partial Mask

Uneven, broken or small patches of pinto markings across
from the forehead toward the nose, but not to the nose.
Pictured is a Deep Grey Minimal Snowflake, Minimal Pinto with Partial Blaze.


Blaze aka Full Blaze

The classic mask pattern is completely broken down the center
Can be slightly off-center but must extend fully to the nose.
Pictured is a Grey Minimal Snowflake, Minimal Pinto with Blaze.

Note:  This hedgehog changed significantly as an adult and is now completely white with a pale grey face.


Eye Rings aka Eyeliner
 

Distinct circle(s) of base coloring around the eye(s) while the
remainder (or most) of the face is pinto marked.

Eye Patch must be clearly defined and separate from any
portion of mask that may be visible.
Pictured is a Deep Grey Minimal Pinto with Eye Rings.


 

Mono Badger (Stripe)

Classic mask with a single stripe, wide or narrow, in the center of
forehead extending from the mask into the quill line.
Pictured is a Dark Grey Minimal Snowflake Mono Badger.


Dual Badger (Stripe)

Classic mask with two stripes, wide or narrow, in the center of
forehead extending from the mask into the quill line.
Pictured is a Dark Grey High Snowflake Dual Badger.


Tri Badger (Stripe)

Classic mask with 3 stripes extending from the mask to the quill line.
Typically one in the center of the forehead and one above each eye.
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Pictured is a Deep Grey Tri Badger.


Quad Badger (Stripe)

Classic mask with 4 stripes extending from the mask to the quill line.
Typically 2 in the center of the forehead and one above each eye.

Pictured is a Dark Grey High Snowflake Quad Badger.


Full Mask

The mask fully covers the entire face from the nose into the quill line.
Pictured is a Deep Grey/Deep Brown Full Mask.