Siamese Gerbils

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In late 1994 Jonathan Strutt introduced two new varieties of gerbil from Ireland. The drawing by Geoff DeRoux shows the distinctive Siamese markings. The animal on the left is the darker variety now known as Burmese.

From the Siamese it has been possible to breed the new colour called Pearl but sometimes referred to as Smoke.

Here are some photos to show what these new colours look like.

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Siamese Gerbil A Siamese Gerbil bred by Suzanne Rintoul
Burmese Gerbil A Burmese Gerbil bred by Suzanne Rintoul
Burmese Gerbil A Young Siamese Gerbil
[Picture] Another Siamese
[Picture] The same Siamese displaying several moult lines
[Picture] A Pearl bred by Di and Bill Crosthwaite.
[Picture] Another shot of the same Pearl
[Picture] These two, bred by Bill and Di Crostwaite, show how dark Burmese can get.
[Picture] It is not an illusion. This Pearl bred by Geoff De Roux really does look like a dark eyed version of it's Pink-Eyed White sibling.


Sometimes a Pearl will have a golden tail.
[Picture] Like any gerbil Siamese, Burmese and Pearls can have white spots. Here is a spotted Burmese.
[Picture] And here is spotted Siamese and Pearls.

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Last updated 22 September 2007