Color Guide

HEDGEHOG COLOR GUIDE


There are officially 92 different colors and patterns recognized in the hedgehog community. Of course, only someone with a trained eye would be able to determine between the subtle differences in most colors. So for this guide we have kept it simple and only included the colors that may crop up in our herd.

If you would like more detailed information on different color variations, a quick Google search should do the trick. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.


ALBINO

Albinos lack any pigment in their skin, eyes, and spines. They have a truly beautiful white coat and distinctive red eyes. Not everyone falls in love with albino eyes, but they still make excellent companions and are a unique color addition.


APRICOT

Apricots are similar to the cinnamon variety but have a slight orangish or beige tint to their spines. Their eyes are often ruby and they do not have a mask (their face is a solid color).

Apricots are the rarest color at Tanglefoot.


CINNAMON

Cinnamons have white spines banded with a light brown or cinnamon color. Eyes are usually black and they do not have a mask (their face is a solid color). 


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PINTO

Pintos get their name from pinto horses because of their indicative patches or spots across their spines. They can appear on any color variation, but most of the pintos born at Tanglefoot are of the salt & pepper variety.


SALT & PEPPER

Salt & Pepper is the original wild coloration of hedgehogs but still remains one of the most popular. The quills are white, banded with a dark brown color. They have black eyes with dark masks on their face.


SNOWFLAKE

Snowflakes can come in a few different color varieties but are all characterized by many of their spines being solid white, almost making it seem as though they have been snowed on. This is a rare color for all breeders since the genes are recessive.