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Cinnicot – Pink eyed dilute

Pink eyed dilute is a mutation that removes all black pigment, creating an orange hedgehog with ruby red colored eyes.

Pink eyed dilute is a autosomal recessive mutation, meaning it has to come from both of the parents (outers or at the very least carriers) to become visible on a hedgehog. It doesn’t show when carried. As with all recessive mutations, they need two alleles for the mutation.

Cinnicot hedgehogs have ruby red eyes and a pink to liver colored skin and nose. their maks and ears are orange-brown and can fade towards non-existent after 12 weeks. If they have cheeck patches, these may still be visible. Their quills are orange with a lighter orange ticking.

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