Classic Gray is the "default" color for sugar gliders. The body is a slate gray with a black stripe that runs from the base of the tail, up the back and over the head and reaches almost to the nose. The belly is a white or cream
White Face gliders have a lighter overall body color. It's more silvery than slate. With the same dark stripe that runs down the back and over the head. White face gliders are missing the dark ear bar and chin strap that runs behind the ear and under the chin, and in front of the ear to just behind the eyes.
Black beauty gliders are classic gray gliders except they are much darker. These are the four criteria that suggest whether a glider is a black beauty or a classic gray.
1) Dark chin strips that extend under the chin and almost meet at the middle:
2) Their knuckles have black fur on the joint just below the nails
3) The fur on their belly has an undercoat that is dark grey/black
4) The eye liner and facial markings are very pronounced and dark. Ofttimes the ears are a dark black, too.
Brownie gliders have a soft buff, or beige coat. With a dark chocolate stripe that runs down their back and over their head. They are classic grey gliders with a different look to them.
Mosaic gliders are characterized by a glider with random patches of white throughout the body (excluding White Tip- which is it's own gene). There are many different kinds of mosaic. Including Platinum colored (pictured), powdered, ringtail, masked (below), piebald, and reverse stripe (pictured bottom right).
Also called BEW (Black Eyed White) the Leucistic glider is all white with black or dark brown eyes. Sometimes shows a faint yellow colored stripe on the head.
A light silver colored glider with a stripe that is just a shade or so darker than the rest of the body. The stripe is very narrow. Can also express White Face and White Tip and mosaic characteristics. Photos show White Face Platinum gliders.
Creme-ino is a variation of the albino gene. The gliders are creme colored, with a darker cream stripe and garnet colored eyes. They have all the marking of a standard glider and can express White face, mosaic, and White Tip Tail along with the creme-ino color.
Albino is an all white glider with no markings, translucent ears, and ruby red eyes.
Photo coming soon!
White Tip Tail:
White Tip is characterized by any color glider with a white patch of hair at the tip of the tail. This can be anything from just a few hairs to a couple inches.