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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.
To see the full sized photograph click on the picture.
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Last updated 22 September 2007