Hamster Section

A Championship Show held under the rules of the National Hamster Council and the Bradford Small Livestock Society, with approximately 200 Hamsters on exhibition.

Open to NHC members only. Here is a list of some of the Hamster varieties that could be on exhibition at the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show 2015 - so come along and see for yourself!

There are Three Species Sections: Short-Haired Syrian, Long-Haired Syrian and Dwarf.

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Schedule and Entry Form

Download a Schedule

Hamster Governing body websiteThe Governing Body

The following link will take you to the website of the National Hamster Council, which includes details of how to join if you are interested in entering the show, as well as the Standards for the different species.



The Species Sections


Agouti Variety 

  • Beige
  • Blonde
  • Cinnamon
  • Dark Golden
  • Dark Grey
  • Light Grey
  • Silver Grey
  • Honey
  • Lilac
  • Rust
  • Smoke Pearl
  • Yellow


  • Russian Campbell
    • Albino
    • Argente
    • Normal
  • Russian Winter White
    • Normal
    • Pearl
    • Sapphire
  • Roborovski
  • Chinese
    • Normal
    • Dominant Spot
    • Black Eyed White
  • Dominant Spot (Chinese)
  • Mottled (Russian Campbell)


Patterned Variety

Hamsters are patched with a standard colour in combination with white in various patterns

  • Dominant Spot
  • White Band
  • Banded Dominant Spot
  • Tortoiseshell and White
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Roan










Self Variety

Hamsters are of one solid colour on top, belly and sides

  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Copper
  • Black-Eyed Cream
  • Red-Eyed Cream
  • Ruby-Eyed Cream
  • Dove
  • Black-Eyed Ivory
  • Red-Eyed Ivory
  • Mink
  • Sable
  • Black-Eyed White
  • Dark Eared White
  • Flesh/Pale Eared White