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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2008, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question Is it male or female? (pics included)

Its past owner told me it is female. But the face, curvy body and organs seem to me to be male. I have had it for 3 months now and it hasnt mated with my female guinea.

Any guinea experts who might know for sure?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 06:03 AM
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It's hard to tell from those pictures, the only close-up shot is blurry. Is it possible to get a clearer, closeup shot? Face and bodyshape mean practically nothing in sexing.

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try pressing around and see if anything pops out... It sounds gross, but its the best way to know. of course, if you've had her for 3 months and she doesn't have balls, she's probably a girl. 3 months is about 90 days, so if she's been with your other girl that whole time, and were a boy, your other girl would have probably had babies by now, their gestation period is around 72 days.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2008, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses!

(sorry bout those pics... its the best I could do with a $10 camera keychain )

I thought maybe it hadnt mated with my female guinea due to its poor vision perhaps?

I'll have to try the squeezing technique.

Below are some profile pics. I named it S'mores - which could go either way.
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Looks female to me, but the shot is blurry.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:01 PM
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If you're having trouble sexing your pups, let me refer you to Guinea Lynx. They have an excellent page on Sexing piggies as well as some pictures to help you.

http://www.guinealynx.com/sexing.html

Based on your information, my guess is that S'mores is a girl.


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