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badger Badger Colouration

 


Most badgers have a black and white striped face and a grey body.  The fur on the back and sides is actually white with a black tip giving an overall grey appearance.

The photos above show a reddish-pink badger (known as erythristic) and a pale, faintly marked badger which appears to be a partial albino.

There are cases of pure albino badger which are all cream or off white with red eyes, but they are rare.  If you've got a photo of one please send it in.

Erythristic badgers have a slight genetic difference to other badgers which is sometimes referred to as "rufous".




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