Nutmeg

Fur

The coat on the back shall be a deep gold down to the roots with a strong, even, black ticking. The color fades towards the sides of the animal to produce a ticked, dark gold belly with a dark ventral line. The overall effect shall be much darker than Golden Agouti. Note that the ticking may be more pronounced in older gerbils. The nose shall appear darker than the rest of the body.

Eyes

Shall be jet black and surrounded with lighter fur.

Ears

Shall be dark, covered with fine golden fur.

Whiskers

Shall be black, long and bristling.

Feet

The feet should be darker than belly. Toenails shall be black.

Faults

Visible molt line; toenails or whiskers not of the right color.

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