|Albino Campbells Dwarf Hamsters|
|The albino gene (cc) is a recessive gene. Being recessive means that a hamster needs two of these genes (one from each parent) to have the albino coloration. The albino gene can be carried recessively and not show up in the coat at all. Breeding to an albino or to another hamster carrying the albino gene, though, will produce some albino babies.
The albino gene is unique among the recessive Campbells genes. It "masks" other colors. That means that any hamster that has two albino genes (one from each parent) will always be albino in color. Thus, there are no combined colors with albino. Let's take an example. Suppose a hamster has two opal and two black genes, the resulting color would be the combined color of blue. If a hamster has two albino genes and two black genes, instead of being a combined color, he will be albino since the albino "masks" the black color.