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Sorry to bother you all again... I was just wondering if this boy is a really bad broken black or what. He's much lighter than his brother, and his belly is even lighter than his back. His mom is a chocolate vari, she came pregnant with this litter.

Sorry for the poor quality of some of the pictures, the camera did not want to focus on them. He is the lighter of the two in all the pictures.





Belly shot! hehe



Okay, that should be enough, lol

Just curious, he is a rather cute little guy.
 

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yep a chocolate, but with his white feet and white block underneath he looks like a berkshire, although I've not heard of berkshire mice being in the UK so it might just be a fluke or trick of the camera..
 

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Berkshires should have headspots in both species:

Mice - http://www.hiiret.fi/eng/breeding/varieties/berkshire.html

Rats - http://www.nfrs.org/types.php?type=marked - it only says a headspot is 'desirable' but in my experience the best berkshires come from variegated lines and they do tend to have a headspot.

ETA: That's rats where varis can look like berkshires. In mice variegated has small splashes all over the body, so one with too much colour would look like a broken :)

I just love a headspot, I think it's the prettiest of all markings.

Sarah xxx
 
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