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Here are pictures of the two tri litters that have been born in the last week:

Royal is trying his best to prevent me from taking the pictures of Rosegold's and his babies.



Here they are:

 

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The proof is in the fact that I have a litter of three day old yellow tri babies 3 red eyes, 5 black eyes. If the red eyes were from the c-locus dilution I'd expect them all to have red eyes. The siamese marked tris have red eyes because siamese have red eyes; with the tri factor, if it affected the eyes I'd expect the eyes to revert to black. The transgenic factor causes an individual with a dilution to revert to darker shades, not lighter shades. So when people talk about a beige brindle, it means that the mouse would have only beige on it, but the transgenic factor causes patches to revert to darker versions of that same pigment ( chocolate, coffee, black) that causes the original color, but is diluted by on the c-locus. The tri factor does not affect eye pigments.

And red/yellow also can come from A^vy, which are what all of mine that aren't ee come from. I took years ridding my A^vy line of brindling. Not that I don't like brindling, I have a line of brindles that I keep very, very separate, cuz once it gets in there, like I said, it takes years to get it back out.
 

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I agree with midori, the father is gorgeous and he's shaping up to be a great dad too! The pups look absolutely adorable and healthy, hopefully it'll stay that way too.

You have to update these pics when they get a little bit older! I'd love to see the markings on them :)
 

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They are just starting to get hints of fur; I am watching eagerly, and will put up pictures again when there's something more to see. Sometimes I think posting pix of newborn pinkies is pointless, since they just pink and that's that. I won't even pretend that pinkies are really cute; they're not, but I guess it's interesting seeing how quickly they change as they grow.
 

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They are just starting to get hints of fur; I am watching eagerly, and will put up pictures again when there's something more to see. Sometimes I think posting pix of newborn pinkies is pointless, since they just pink and that's that. I won't even pretend that pinkies are really cute; they're not, but I guess it's interesting seeing how quickly they change as they grow.
Yes, pinkies are pretty much identical to any other newborn meece litter out there but it's very nice to see the fruits of mummy mouse's (quite literal) labour. They look so fragile and dramatically different to how they'd look in a couple of weeks - so I suppose looking back at this pic of these little pink beans when they're all grown up will be quite nostalgic.
 

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LOL I personally think pinkies are very cute! hehe But i guess that cos i know they are going to be mice! lol

I always think they aren't really proper mice at that point.

Willow xx
 

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LOL I personally think pinkies are very cute! hehe But i guess that cos i know they are going to be mice! lol

I always think they aren't really proper mice at that point.

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Pinkies are cute in that pudgy, squirmy sense ;) I always love the pudge, and the sweet puppy faces. Also when performing the Great Mouse Pyramid haha.
 

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Yes, it's always a relief to see nice sized healthy pinkies with good color.
 

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The eyes have it; little bitty eyes. Two weeks old now, and it doesn't get any cuter than this!





 

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Oh my gosh they are adorable! I love the little baby trying to climb up the meece pyramid in order to get out and explore :lol: They all have lovely colours - are they satin? I can already see a few daddy mini-me's (or should that be meece? ;))!
 

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Yes, novabelle, they are all satin, and here are new pix of them. I love to take pix of my baby mousies as they change so fast.







 

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Last night I was saddened and a bit shocked to find Rosegold dead and burried in the litter. Her abdomen looked dark, so I suspect a ruptured bowel. Her litter is old enough to survive without her, fortunately, but younger that I would have liked to see them on their own.
 

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Thanks for the sympathy.

She was such an unusual shade of red/fawn; not irreplaceable as I have a couple of sisters of hers, but it's a shock to find a mousie you like enough to breed dead when the babies are so young. I've had a bunch of really old meeces kicking off in the last week, and that doesn't faze me cuz I know they had great lives with good diet, lots of toys, and plenty of attention. But to lose a breeding doe in her prime hurts.
 

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They are about three weeks old now and doing fine living with their dad, Royal. I'm going to remove the girls to a separate tank this weekend. With no adult female in the tank I'm afraid their presence might trigger aggressive behavior, or they might get caught at way too young an age.
 

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Here's Royal as a widowed father, still on the job with the younguns.







 
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