La Ferret Nikita (a.k.a. Little Niki, Knick-knack, Bratnik, Teeny Weeny Meanie) is a 2.5-year old standard sable sprite. She retained her soft, fuzzy kit fur—which doesnâ€™t have the strong darker guard hairs—for over a year, but when she finally grew up, her coat came in really silky and long. (The top photo shows Niki with her baby fur, most visible on her back; the bottom photo shows her with siamese point coloring, after her adult coat came in.)
Next to Rocky, she is our darkest ferret. Because we purchased her from a breeder, she wasnâ€™t spayed until she was about a year old, and had her full chance to grow.
In case you were wondering, Niki was named after the Luc Besson movie La Femme Nikita, about a female assassin. Of all our ferrets, we think she was the most aptly named.