Hairless rats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by into_my_web, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. into_my_web

    into_my_web Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rats both had babies and neither of them are hairless but they both ended up with two or three hairless babies..
    Is that normal?
     
  2. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember right, hairlessness is a recessive gene. So one of your rat's parents or grandparents may have been hairless.
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:Correct also

    hairless * hairless is a lethal combo so never try to breed two hairless, unless you really want to lose the doe also.


    Google 'rat guide' and find out more- or join the FL rat list (has worldwide membership).
     

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