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I feel like such an idiot, but I have had my first sexing mishap in like Forever!!

I'm sure most of you are aquainted with my Flora's litter http://www.fancymicebreeders.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1979

Well, it seems that one the little 'girls' has grown a pair :? I seperated them yesterday, I was playing with 'em and counting them out into thier seperate RUB's when I kinda stopped at the last 'girl' and was like WHOA. So then of course I had a mad half hour of checking and re checking all the babies in my mousery.
But the thing is, I sex regularly as it is, everytime I picked up one of Flora's bubs I had a look under to see whther it was a boy or girl, and I SWEAR on day eight, five of them had nipples.

I am so annoyed with myself for getting this wrong =o/ But I shall be keeping a close eye on these boys over the next week incase one decides to revert back to female again!

Willow xx
 

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There is the possibility of a hermaphrodite too (has both male and female parts). Bucks don't normally have nipples though, to answer your question.
 

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I rechecked again today, he/she definately has what looks like testicles... not just a lump that looks like it, but the hairless 'sack' for lack of a better word.
There is less spacing between anus and genitals than there is on his brothers, which may explain me getting confused, but its the nipples thing that is really getting to me. I can't see nipples on either the males or females now because of fur, but I distinctly remember 5 females and 3 males when nipples were more visable.

You may be right, I may have a hermaphrodite here. We shall see.

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Mike Chiodo has a line of mice that throws hermaphordites from time to time, if I remember correctly. You might want to contact him and see...
 

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I'm gonna leave it a week and see what happens. I really hope i'm not going insane *cries*

Obviously if it turns out that the specific gender of this purty meece is still in question then, well he/she will have to be housed alone. Which I didn't really want while they were still young. *le sigh*

If it turns out to be an hermaphrodite in my first litter for this mousery, well then i will laugh and laugh :?

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When I have this problem I always put the one I'm not sure of with the boys, that way you end up with only one accidental litter. Of course you could just put that one in a separate tank if you have the room. I've had this happen after I'd carefully sexed a liter, and I always wonder if my mind is going...long haired litters are the most difficult in this regard as if you don't sex them accurately before they get a full coat, it's often just a guessing game.
 
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