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  Ferret Colors and Patterns: Black Sable
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Color Chart -- Black Mitt -- Black Sable -- Champagne -- Chocolate -- Dark-eyed White -- Sable -- Sable Point

Black Sable

Ferret Color: Black Sable Color: Black Sable
Pattern: Standard

The best Black Sables contain no warm tones such as the warm browns or gold tones.

AFA Color Standard says...

Guard Hairs - dark ash blackish brown with no warm brown tone with noticeable black glossy shine.
Undercoat - preferred is a white to cream but not yellow.
Eyes - dark brown or near black.
Nose - preferred is ash blackish brown through mottled or heavy speckled blackish brown is acceptable.