I'm a bit confused, I was expecting ALL the babies to be pew and develop their himi "points" a bit later but oddly enough, half look like pew's but the other half look "grey" does anyone know why this is??
Excuse the pinkies in the photo they were born yesterday - but same mating so I'm guessing some will be pew and some will be grey with them too?
The "grey" ones have dark eyes too - anyone know why??
Is there any chance the "pew" parent could be a bad himi with really pale points? Just those grey babies look ever so much like baby blue point siamese rats, and I bet baby siamese mice look just the same. Seal point siamese rats are a beige colour rather then the silvery blue You only get pew and himi from a pew to himi mating, himi to himi would give siamese, himi and pew. Siamese and himi can have eyes of either colour can't they?
The grey babies could be dove - the chromosome that gives pink eyes (p locus) is recessive. When homozygous (i.e. pp [p from father and p from mother] as opposed to heterozygous Pp [P from one parent and p from the other] it has the effect of diluting coat colour - red to fawn, agouti to argente, black to dove, chocolate to champagne, blue to silver etc. If the himy father has black genes in ancestry then these could be being diluted to produce dove. If you go to my website I have produced a section on genetics if you were interested http://www.the-mouse-house.co.uk/mousegenetics
The grey babies have black eyes though. I reckon they'll be himis and black eyed siamese - I've only had rat siamese and himis as babies but their points didn't show up until about 6-7 weeks. They looked exactly the same, himis were bright white and the siamese a dull dust kind of colour.