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Ferret Colors

Updated on January 26, 2014

Ferret Colors and Color Patterns

Welcome to the wonderful world of ferret colors. Most people don't realize that ferrets come in an array of different colors. They only see the most common sable masked ferret. I am here to tell you that there are many colors those many colors come in many different patterns.

So What Color is My Ferret?

List of Ferret Colors


The albino displays lack of color and pattern which gives a totally white ferret with red eyes.

Black Sable

The best Black Sables contain no warm tones such as the warm browns or gold tones.

Black and White

Has black and white hairs


The champagne coloration looks like a diluted chocolate color.


Like a sable, but more chocolate color. Chocolate's have darker feet and tails than the rest of their body.


Reddish, brown, guardhairs. Creamy undercoat.

Dark Eyed White

The guardhairs are all white and the eyes are brown or black.


The guardhairs are dark in color, ranging from darkest brown to black. The undercoat on the neck, belly, back is cream colored, and it may show through. The tail and legs are the same color as the body, but with no undercoat. The mask is a full band across their eyes.

Light Silver

Light silvers have about 10-20% silver body color

Medium Silver

Medium silvers have about 25-40% silver color.

Heavy Silver

Heavy silvers have about 40-60% silver color.

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Different Patterns


This pattern usually has smudges around the eyes instead of a mask. All feet are white or tipped with white, they have white bibs, and sometimes the knees are white also. This type of ferret is prone to deafness.


This type of ferret has a white strip that comes from the face and goes down the head and neck. It also has white feet, bib, and sometimes white knees. This type of ferret is prone to deafness.


This type of pattern refers to the ferret with a racoony face mask that extends up and over the head.


This pattern includes white feet and a white bib.


This pattern refers to the ferret that has a white head, reaching all the way down to their shoulders. This type of ferret also has a white bib, belly and feet.


This pattern refers to the ferret that has a V shaped mask that is darker or lighter than the rest of the body. This ferret also has a line of color running through the length of the underside

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