These are the hamsters I could observe in my back yard on 7/4/2013. The two adult hamsters are the ones that mated in front of me.
|Das Männchen / the male|
|nochmal das Männchen / another pic of him|
|das Weibchen / the female|
I also saw a semi-adult male and 2 babies. The young male has very light colored sides so I'll call him "Blondie". I think that the female might be his mother because her sides are slightly lighter than usual (but not as light as his). Blondie chased off the babies quite violently when they came near - first he sniffed them and then drove them off and the babies squeaked and fled. He didn't dare to start a fight with the adult male, though. With him he only exchanged glances and then the two went their separate ways. The fully grown male ignored the babies and was only interested in the female.
|Blondie und ein Baby / Blondie and a baby|