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Self Standards

Black

The coat shall be jet black down to the skin and evenly colored over the body.

FUR

Shall be black, large and bright.

Eyes

Shall be covered in short fine black fur.

Ears

Shall be jet black, long and bristling.

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be black.

Tail

Faults

White bib, paws, mustache, or chin; stray white hairs; pale eye circles; lightened fur or brown or other off-color tinge to coat; fur of any other color in the coat; toenails not of the correct color.

Blue

The overall color shall be a dark bluish gray, similar to old pewter. The hair shall be dark bluish-gray down to the skin and of an even color all over the body.

FUR

Shall be dark, large and bright.

Eyes

Shall be covered in fine blue slate hair.

Ears

Shall be bluish gray to match the body color, long and bristling.

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be dark in color.

Tail

Faults

Hair of any other color in the coat; toenails not of the correct color; pale eye circles; the fur should not be ticked.

Cream

The coat shall be the color of cream or buttermilk from tip to roots, evenly colored throughout, with no shading or markings.

FUR

Shall be of any color.

Eyes

Shall be covered with fine short soft fur.

Ears

Shall be cream, long and bristling.

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be neutral in color.

Tail

Faults

Fur of any other color in the coat or a cast to the coat; color in the tail; ticking; staining or discoloration; toenails not of the right, color.
*A Cream Gerbil with a well-defined low demarcation line that contrasts strongly with the white belly may show in White Belly, using the cream standard for the top coat.
A Cream gerbil may have any color eye. The skin should be pink, but darker skin is acceptable on dark eyed gerbils.

Dove

The coat shall be a soft dove gray, as light as possible without losing the ruby eye, with a silvery cast throughout.

FUR

Shall be ruby, large and bright.

Eyes

Shall be covered with fine short soft gray fur.

Ears

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Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be neutral in color.

Tail

Faults

Tan or other off color tinge to coat; fur of any other color in the coat; pink eyes; pale eye circles; white bib, paws, mustache, or chin; toenails not of the correct color, broken or missing whiskers, broken or kinked tail.

Lilac

The coat shall be a leaden gray down to skin and of an even color all
over the body, with the appearance, as the name suggests, of a “lilac”
cast throughout the coat.

FUR

Shall be dark red, large and bright.

Eyes

Shall be covered with fine gray fur.

Ears

Shall be gray to match the body color, long and bristling

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be a light gray.

Tail

Faults

Tan or other off-color coat tinge to coat; faded coloring;
fur of any other color in the coat; white bib, paws, mustache, or chin; pale
eye circles; toenails not of the correct color.

Red Fox

The coat shall be gold down to the roots. The back fur shall be deep rich, reddish gold and the color will fade towards the sides to a dark cream belly. There shall be no line of demarcation or white belly. : Shall be the same color as the body. The furs of the tuft shall be gold.

FUR

Shall be ruby in color and surrounded with lighter furs.

Eyes

Shall be covered with fine golden fur. Feet: The feet should be the same color as the belly. Toenails shall be neutral in color.

Ears

Shall be golden, long and bristling

Whiskers

Feet

The feet should be the same color as the belly. Toenails shall be neutral in color.

Tail

Shall be the same color as the body. The furs of the tuft shall be gold.

Faults

Fur of any other color in the coat; lightened or faded fur; white bib, paws, mustache, or chin; stray white hairs; toenails not of the correct color.

Slate

The coat shall be a dark slate down to the skin and of an even color all over the body, the appearance of a “blue” cast throughout the coat

FUR

Shall be dark, large and bright

Eyes

Shall be covered in fine slate fur.

Ears

Shall be slate to match the body color, long and bristling.

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be dark in color.

Tail

Faults

White bib, paws, mustache, or chin; stray white hairs; fur appears black (too dark) or lilac (too light); pale eye circles; fur of any other color in the coat; toenails not of the correct color.

White

The coat shall be pure white down to the roots, evenly colored throughout, with no shading or markings. Skin pigment to match eye color and be as light as possible.

FUR

Shall be any color.

Eyes

Shall be covered in a white fur.

Ears

Shall be white, long and bristling.

Whiskers

Feet

Toenails shall be neutral in color.

Tail

Faults

Fur of any other color in the coat or a cast to the coat; colored fur in the tail; ticking; staining or discoloration; toenails not of the right color.

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