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im very bad at sexing babies. ive looked at the sexing pages on this website and others and im still bad at it. so if you're good at sexing babies then please help me! :)

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I'm not that good at sexing at this stage, and from pics it's quite hard.

1, 5 and 10 look like females. with the rest males.

wait for others to see. I'm new to mice, but have had rats for years. usually you can feel the testes on the boys by gently rolling your thumb over the area. Wait another week if you can and all should become clear.

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1 - Female
2 - Male
3 - Unsure... i'd say male, but the bump doesn't seem to stick out enough, wait for nipples or not.
4 - Male
5 - Female
6 - Male
7 - Male
8 - Male
9 - Male
10 - Female, I think, but again, wait for nipples
11 - Male
 

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When looking for nipples, don't be afraid to hold the baby up to a light and turn it so that the light catches the nipples just right. With practice, this becomes easy. I think I invented this method. lol

Ten is a lot of babies!
 

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Just takes practice, with marked or mixed colours its easy to practice (because you can tell one from another) so as soon as colour comes through write down what you think they are and then when they fur is through enough to see nipples see if you were right or not. Give it a few more litters and you will be able to have a good idea when only a few days of age.

Also congrats on some lovely colours.
 

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Oakelm said:
Just takes practice, with marked or mixed colours its easy to practice (because you can tell one from another) so as soon as colour comes through write down what you think they are and then when they fur is through enough to see nipples see if you were right or not. Give it a few more litters and you will be able to have a good idea when only a few days of age.

Also congrats on some lovely colours.
thanks for the advice :) . i'll have to try that with my younger litter right now. i can really tell them apart but i can always mark them
 
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