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With all the color varieties available, it is sometimes hard to figure out the "official" color of a ferret. There are base body colors, patterned body colors, and some ferrets have head or foot markings. Here are a few lists that will help you identify proper ferret color names and markings.



Body Colors

  • Albino - has white to cream guard hairs, white to cream undercoat, red eyes
    and a pink nose.

  • Dark-Eyed White - has white to cream guard hairs, white to cream undercoat,
    burgundy eyes and a pink nose.

  • Champagne - has tan guard hairs, white to cream undercoat, burgundy eyes
    and a beige nose.

  • Cinnamon - has light red-brown guard hairs, golden to white undercoat, burgundy
    eyes and a brick nose.

  • Chocolate - has milk chocolate guard hairs, white to golden undercoat, brown
    eyes and a pink nose.

  • Sable - has warm, deep brown guard hairs, white to golden undercoat, brown
    eyes and a brown nose.

  • Black Sable - has blackish-brown guard hairs, white to cream undercoat,
    black eyes and a black nose.

  • Black - has true black guard hairs, white to golden undercoat, black eyes
    and a black nose.

Patterned Body Colors


  • Solid color pattern - the ferret will appear solidly colored from head to tail.
    Standard color pattern - the ferret's torso will appear lighter in color, and the
    points will be easily seen.

  • Point color pattern - the points on the ferret will be distinctly darker than the
    torso color.

  • Roan color pattern - the ferret's entire body will be approximately 50% mixed
    between any color guard hairs and white guard hairs.

White Markings


  • Mitts - has 4 white feet, may also have a bib and knee patches, or a white tipped
    tail.

  • Panda - has nearly white head including neck and throat, and 4 white feet, may
    also have knee patches and a white tipped tail.

  • Blaze - has white starting at the forehead and continuing down the neck to the
    shoulders, 4 white feet, may also have a bib, white belly, knee patches or a white
    tipped tail.


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