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Help needed in identification

Post by JeanneNicole » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:54 pm

My daughter is desperate to find out what breed or mixes her two new baby boys are who are now 11 weeks.

We would have loved to have got them from a breeder, but unfortunately there were no local breeders and having just had shoulder surgery travelling long distances was not option.
So we did the unmentionable and got them from our local pet shop(at least they had been checked by the vet on site). We have been told they are from the same litter.

Appologies in advance as the photos are not the best. Scabbers has darker grey colouring but in the photo it has come out more brown

This is Euan
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This is Scabbers
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Post by izzerie » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:51 pm

Euan is a dumbo roan and Scabbers I'm not 100% about because the photo is very small but I think he's a mink hooded :)
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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by JeanneNicole » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for this. Do you think they could be from the same litter and if Euan is a Roan is he likely to lose all his colouration and go completely white?

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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by bazu » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:23 pm

Roans do tend to fade, but I've had some retain a large amount of grey, some go a nice dapply grey-white, and others go almost completely white. They do tend to retain a certain amount of grey, but it really varies.

It also happens very gradually - 6 months down the line, you'll look back at baby photos and be shocked :lol:
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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by JeanneNicole » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:40 pm

Will let my daughter know that and let her know not to worry about Euan changing colour.

Do you think that Euan and Scabbers could be from the same litter?

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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by Mayamy » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:58 pm

Genetically I don't think there's any reason they can't be, but obviously no way to really know :)
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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by JeanneNicole » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:04 am

Many thanks :)

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Re: Help needed in identification

Post by Jem Q » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:13 am

You can get hooded and roan/striped roan in the same litter, as well as mink and black, so don't see why they couldn't be siblings.

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