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The Halls

The Halls were born on Thursday 1st November. Their parents are PicknMix Hughes Hall with Paradise New Hall, both of whom have full NHC pedigrees for four generations. Every pup from this litter is entitled to use the "Grantabrugge" pedigree prefix, meaning that "Grantabrugge" can be placed before their new name (eg: Grantabrugge Fred), their pedigree information can be seen at the bottom of this page. All the pups are longhaired Syrian hamsters each carrying genes for black, cream and cinnamon colours. Around half of the litter will display the Whitebellied gene from their Cream Roan mother and around half will carry the rust colour gene (however it is impossible to tell which hamsters from this litter are carrying the gene for rust without breeding them).

Some short YouTube videos of the pups can be found here, here and here.

Composite image of Halle guarding her litter in their shoebox lair Halle feeding her pups on Day17The Halls eating cheese on Day 17 The Halls in a box The Halls in the playbox The three Cream-based boys In the seesaw Upside down! Playfighting

The litter was expected to combine a maternal genotype of (ee p Whwh (To)to ll) with a paternal genotype of (aa b pp ToY ll) to produce pups who would all share (a e p ll) and would be a combination of cinnamon/cinntort (e a pp to(To/Y) ll), golden/goldtort(nothing extra, so just a e p ll), yellow(a e p To(To/Y) ll) and honey(a e pp To(To/Y) ll) , depending if they also got a second copy of 'p' and any To yellow genes. All females would get To from Hugh and half the litter would inherit whitebellied Wh from Halle.

What actually happened was that the litter contained a Cinnamon (originally thought to be Golden) and a Cinntort as predicted, a Ghost Honey (who looked like a Redeyed Cream Roan after the first month) and three other pups all expressing double ee - Hugh had been secretly split for Cream and his genotype was actually (aa b e pp ToY ll), so those four pups all inherited an e-mutation for Cream from both their father and their mother. The pups who got both ee and Whwh ended up as Cream Roans like Halle. The Cream pups were all initially a pale yellow colour with white cheek flashes as if they were an agouti colour (as expected), leading to much confusion at first when GH011205 and then GH011204 and much later, GH011206 changed colour to Cream Roan!

Details of the Halls (01-11-12)
Hamstery Code Sex Variety Genotype
Longhaired Cinnamon a (b) e pp ll (Wh seems unlikely due to grey bellyfur)
Longhaired Cinnamon Tortoiseshell a (b) e pp Toto (Wh)wh ll
Longhaired Blackeyed Cream a (b) ee p (To)Y (Wh)wh ll
Longhaired Blackeyed Cream Roan a (b) ee p (To)Y Whwh ll
Longhaired Blackeyed Cream Roan a (b) ee p (To)Y Whwh ll
Longhaired Whitebellied Ghost Honey a (b) e pp ToTo Whwh ll

Pedigree of the "Halls"
Date of Birth1st November 2012
VarietyLonghaired Syrian
Genotypea e(e) p(p) (Wh)wh (To)(To) ll
Parents Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents
Paradise New Hall
Longhaired BEC Roan
ee Whwh p (To)to ll
Lilliput Cascade
Longhaired Sable (Tortoiseshell)
ee U_ To p ll
 Lilliput Truffle 2
Longhaired Umbrous Honey
pp U_ ToTo ll
 Lilliput Truffle
Shorthaired Umbrous Honey
pp U_ ToTo l
Designer Dougal
Longhaired Blackeyed Cream (Ghost Yellow)
p ee ToY ll
Severn Vale Stormy Day
Shorthaired Sable Roan
ee U_ Whwh l
Tinkerwood Julia-Becky
Shorthaired Sable Roan
ee U_ Whwh
Shorthaired Blackeyed Cream
Paradise R.C.B.
Longhaired Redeyed Cream Roan
ee pp Whwh ll
 Paradise Fuse
Longhaired Blackeyed Cream Roan
ee p Whwh ll
 Tristar Wispa
Longhaired Satin Blackeyed Cream Roan
s ee Whwh ll
Champion Paradise Kensington
Shorthaired Blackeyed Cream
ee p
Paradise Autumn
Longhaired Satin Mink
s e pp U_ ll
Bourne Valley Summer
Shorthaired Blackeyed Cream Banded
ee p Banded
Tristar & Solo Olympus
Longhaired Satin Mink
s ee pp U_ ll
Pick'n'Mix Hughes Hall
Longhaired Honey-Black
aa b e pp ToY ll
Pick'n'Mix His Chocolate Sister
Longhaired Chocolate Tortoiseshell
aa bb p Toto ll
 Pick'n'Mix Pecan Pie
Golden Tortoiseshell Dominant Spot
a b Toto Dsds l
 TuftyFluff Oreo
Longhaired Chocolate Dominant Spot
aa bb p Dsds ll
Yellow Shorthaired
a ToY
Dove Longhaired
aa b pp ll
Dove Longhaired
aa (b) pp ll
Jelly Hams Gimmley
Dove Longhaired
aa pp ll
Pick'n'Mix Ron
Cinnamon Shorthaired
pp l
 Bourne Valley Tea and Toast
Golden Shorthaired
Golden Shorthaired
Cinnamon Shorthaired
pp l rx
Tristar Gingerbread Man
Cinnamon Shorthaired
Cinnamon Shorthaired
pp dg
Honey Dominant Spot Shorthaired
b pp ToY Dsds