Malibu is a Long Haired Dark Grey Male born on June 6th 1996 at Towy vale Hamstery. He is one of eight from a litter by Millenium out of Memento , both Long Haired Dark Greys.
He was sold to Edward Roberts, a Junior member of the Midland Hamster Club. Edward has since brought him on very well. Malibu has one a 1st in Young stock and 3 firsts in Junior Male.
Edward is still showing him and hopefully, will continue to do well.
Although lots of people like the Dark Grey as it is a striking colour, not many actually breed them. This makes getting unrelated stock very difficult and in some parts of the country is classed as an endangered colour. At Towy Vale we have 12 Dark Greys but only 5 of these are breeding stock so we are constantly looking for new lines.
Some time ago Black was introduced into one Dark Grey line (late 1992). This was NICK NACK and a lot of the todays Dark Greys have him in their background. This means, unfortunately, that Blacks still sometimes turn up in Dark Grey litters. Thankfully in some of our lines this is very rare.