Maybe I'm just not used to seeing long haired meeces molting, if that's what this is, but right now this little boy appears to have short hair on the front and long hair on the back. And I do see curly whiskers on this one.
Okay, that's not unexpected, I've had angoras before. Do you think it'll still look curly when he's older. He's about eight weeks right now.
I'm glad to see that that his eyes aren't all irritated looking like on some of the other curly meeces I've produced.
I am still pretty ignorant about the different types or curls on mousies. Anybody got pix they can show me that would clear up my lack of info? Like, what is the difference between rex and texel. Is one long hair and the other short hair?
It's usually less curly as they mature. But boys keep the coat better than girls, because of hormone fluctuations that the males just don't have. I'm trying to find those floofy boys, I have pictures of them around here somewhere. . .
Last night I noticed a third in the boys from that litter off Nadia and Nibbles with long hair, this time just right around his tail with a few wisps from under the front legs. When I was putting him back after taking these pix I noticed yet another, and tried to get his pic too, but my camera batteries were shot and I didn't have spares on hand. Here's the third of them, and I'll get pix of the fourth tonight.
#4 already shows signs of ear problems which is not surprising to me. He seems to have the curliest coat of the four. Eye and ear problems are the main reason I have never purposely bred for curly coats.