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This is my new Fuzzy guy ' Meladdo '

Got me a tad confuzzled.
From baby pics he looked pretty much 'Ginger' - and plain.
Then he went on to develop some sort of pattern.
Then he finally got to me and now he's darkened up more.
(and definitely patterned !)

Long shot --- but any ideas ?









I'm happy enough whatever he is, I think he's a very handsome critter.
Thinking I may try him to my Black lady - she carries broken.

Any ideas on his colour / pattern ?
( if better pics may help just yell and will try for some)
TBH I'm not 100% if he's simply a broken fuzz butt or something else ?
 

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"Broken" is term used to describe a specific pattern of color on a piebald mouse which has been standardized for exhibition. This mouse doesn't fall within the accepted color pattern to be considered broken marked. Hence why I used the term "piebald" which describes the gene.
 

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windyhill said:
I know what broken is. I dont use the term piebald, just broken. Broken is piebald.
Broken is not always piebald.

Broken marked can be caused by a gene or combination of genes other than piebald, especially in the non-standardized pattern, which is why I, and many others, find it important to make the distinction. :)
 

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Not much chance of him being splashed so far as I Know of.

He may well just be a oddly marked Broken
Only thing that makes me wonder is he just looks different
- but he may just have funny fuzz I guess.
I have other fuzzy brokens but this guy seems somehow different to those
- sort of lighter and darker shades to his fuzz.
hmm... *pass*

Probably be a bit better placed to guess if I aim for some furry babies from him !!
 

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WNTMousery said:
windyhill said:
I know what broken is. I dont use the term piebald, just broken. Broken is piebald.
Broken is not always piebald.

Broken marked can be caused by a gene or combination of genes other than piebald, especially in the non-standardized pattern, which is why I, and many others, find it important to make the distinction. :)
I understand the difference, but not many peopple activly use the term piebald, they usually just say just say broken or mismarked broken.
 
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