Ferret Coat Colours

Chocolate Roan Mitt

Chocolate roan mitt has classic brown points of a standard chocolate with white bib and four even white mitts covering the entire foot. The undercoat is white. The face can have varying white marks which can include a fully white muzzle. The nose is usually brown, spotted or shaded.

Chocolate roan mitts come in a range of shades from almost very dark chocolate to silvery-brown, they typically roan with age but rarely go white, although there is some overlap with lilacs. Mitts are due to the silvermitt gene. There are NO blinkers (white patches on the knees) and no belly spots. There may be white hairs intermingled with the brown hairs on all areas of the coat but this is even and not defined white areas.

Chocolate roan mitts can have brown patches which do not roan, and these are usually randomly placed on the ferret. This is a feature of the silvermitt gene and appears to be heritable. The exact cause is unknown.

Genetics

Aa/aa bb C- E- S- Rr

Aa/aa B- cpcp E- S- Rr