And so Cherimoya was born on 16 March 2013. Colors could only be seen about 2 weeks later. Mom and Dad went to view her and the initial asking price for Cherimoya was S$100 - $120 if her color turns out to be a rich and vibrant calico like her grandmother.
Ah... why the name Cherimoya? Cherimoya is another term for custard apple. Mom wanted to name her Broccoli initially but Dad remembered the fruit Cherimoya and thought it's a pretty cool and unique name. Now I feel so left out... Cotton, Chewy, Cherimoya (Mom: it's all coincidental!)... and I'm Velvet. Oh well, I guess I'm very super special.
The breeder is a pretty okay one according to Mom as there's absolutely no inbreeding or mass breeding. And she's totally cool and open with Mom asking about the dam and sire... taking pictures and videos of all her critter and asking questions.
Some of the first few pix of young Cherimoya sent to Mom by the breeder and info on her family. If you're wondering why the dam and sire can't be pictured together... it is because syrian hamsters, unlike dwarfs, are
Litter of 6 (1 calico tri-color, 1 Dove tortoiseshell Banded / tri-color Satin, 1 black tortoiseshell, 1 black satin (only male), 1 Yellow Black Banded, 1 Dove Banded.
Grandmother - Long Hair (LH) Calico
Mommy - LH Black Tortoiseshell
Daddy - LH Yellow Banded Satin
DOB: 16 March 2013
Home on 12 April 2013 (26 days young)
|6 days young Cherimoya|
|19 days young Cherimoya|
|cherimoya's grandmother (a LH beautiful calico)|
|cherimoya's mother (a LH black tortoiseshell)|
|cherimoya's father (a LH yellow banded satin)|
|[10 Apr 2013] 25 days young|
|this face totally sealed the deal for Mom|
And so Cherimoya comes home... last few shots of her biological family.
|Cherimoya's biological Mom!|
|Cherimoya's biological Dad (printshot from vid)|
|Mom with one of her pups|
|pregnant grandma due. gave birth to her 2nd litter on 13 March 2013|
|my ideal color|
|middle's the runt of the litter - a Dove tortoiseshell Banded / tri-color Satin|
|home! (temporary housing)|
|two calicoes in the house! one's a kitty, one's a hammie|
|Cotton loves ''studying'' her new family members|
top: when cotton first met chewy
bottom: when cotton first met cherimoya
|a printshot from a vid! cherimoya's first organic food at home|
AND I AM OBSESSED OVER CHERIMOYA!