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Syrian Hamster Types: Different Coat variants: Angora and Rexes


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Wednesday, 19 de August 2009

Syrian Hamster Types: Different Coat variants: Angora and Rexes

There are different coat variants and among these hamster coat variations there are the: Angora hamsters and Rex hamsters. Both of them are Syrian hamsters.

The Syrian hamster can also be in the Long-haired or Angora form. These types of hamsters are also known as Teddy hamsters. Male hamsters usually display a more prominent mane of longer hair around the neck.

The overall quality of the coat is very important and the fur should fall evenly down the sides of the hamster’s body.

Rex Syrian hamster’s mutations cause the long guard hairs in the coat to be much shorter than usual, with a wavier pattern. In the past Rex Syrian hamsters were considered as unattractive but today breeders see them as very appealing and distinctive hamsters.