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Sorry again for all my questions.. :oops: Still learning!

All these pups have black eyes.

First one is black, third is blue(?).. What is the middle one? Is it possible for blue and chocolate to occur at the same time, or am I way off track?


What is the third one from the right? If you look closely he is not white, but a shade darker.. And the mostly yellow one is brindler, but what is his base coat colour?


Shot from the front


The girls... What's the technical name for the darkest yellow one; recessive yellow? How do you tell the difference between fawn and RY?
 

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I love the last 5 on the right in the last piccie!! Very beautiful babies!!!
 

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Lovely marked meeces! Yes, you can have chocolate and blue in the same litter. chocolate is bb D/* and blue is B/*dd. It would mean the mom and dad were probably heterozygous on both the B and D locus'.
 

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By blue and chocolate at the same time, I meant in the same mouse.. :oops: Just because it seems like I have such distinct shades of grey, they cant both be just plain old blue, can they?
 

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RY is fawn when the eyes are red, at least it is in the UK. If the eyes are black, then RY is 'red', which often looks yellow or 'fawn'.

And you're right you can't really have chocolate and blue in the same mouse, at least, not without having somehow created a calico, unless perhaps it's some kind of odd brindled thing going on. I've never heard of a brindled mousie with chocolate and brown. It might be blue agouti which does have the brownish band, and on a little one like that, the band might be very apparent in thethin band of color that is on the rump. There's also the possibility that it's a off shade blue which often looks a bit brownish, but looking at a couple more times, I'd go with blue agouti.

The whitish one is a puzzler; maybe it's a very diluted brindled?
 

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RY is fawn when the eyes are red, at least it is in the UK.
We don't have it in the UK :) But yes, a dominant or recessive red with pink eyes is a fawn almost everywhere.

The brindle buck on the right hand side looks like a blue brindle, maybe? The very pale brindle could be a stone/beige brindle. And the possibly blue agouti does look like a dark blue agouti (or 'blooti', as Willowdragon calls them).

I like the black almost-Dutch, he's very cute with the black band in the middle :)

Sarah xxx

Edited twice for spelling. I've got a headache :lol:
 

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It's possible for a mouse to be chocolate and brown at the same time... But you won't have distinct patches of colors, they will be a brownish gray color.
 

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What a fantastic litter! I'd love such a variety in one go!
*Technically* it wasn't one go, since they're from 3 does.. But two of them are full sisters, so it's really more like 2 litters! ;)

Autumn2005, that's what I was thinking when I saw the more brownish-grey buck. Since there are both blues and chocolates in the litter, I know each was possible seperately, I just didn't know if blue and chocolate were able to occur simultaneously..

Here's more pictures from today of the off-white buck. I don't think he's brindle? He has a tiny white spot at the nape of his neck, I'm not sure about his belly.






And one of Buckley, just cause I adore him!
 

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My mom likes it when their eyes are just opened, but before they get too active, but I like the way the little babies will sit and clean whiskers they can't even see.
 

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hehe I forgot how cute that is XD
I like this age and when they get really curious about everything as well. Their ears get really cute at the stage heehee :)
 

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I love the way they're so soft. I'll admit to rubbing a baby or two on my face. :oops: I also love the way that on a flat surface they keep moving around, but gather a bunch in your hand, they just settle down like, "Aahh... we found Heaven!"
 

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I rub all mice against my face too! not only the babies. I would like to think they like it as much as I do but they are probably thinking " what is this giant doing to me! O.O"
 

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Oh good, I was worried I was the only crazy one! The softest fur I've ever felt is mouse fur, it's as soft as puppies, and they keep it that soft their entire lives!
 

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I don't know I think Rabbit fur is pretty soft...We went on a road trip here in Wisconsin, and believe it or not ran into a house something like what the beverly hillbillies had before they moved, they were fur trappers, and I bought a rabbit pelt because they caught me rubbing my face it it!! haha Thank god im not allergic to anything!
 
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