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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do you guys think this is normal?

This boy has 2 different colors and textures of tan on him! His name is Roger by the way. The stripe of fur down his back used to be fluffy, like baby fur, but now its smoother than the rest of his fur. Maybe he is just growing hair at weird rates? It tripped me out when I took him out tonight lol. I've never really seen this before, so I dont know if its normal or not?











His back looks really muscly here. Lol. I think he was showing off.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:49 PM
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He's a young guy, right? If so, he's probably just getting in his rough 'big boy' hair.


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yea, he is only a few months old. That middle strip has always been different than the rest. He's got "big boy" hair on his whole body, except for his head and down his back lol.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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When SweetPea started growing his big boy fur it looked exactly like this. :B
He used to be a milk chocolate fuzz ball but now hes a silky midnight black.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 01:02 AM
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What a cutie! The baby fur looks so soft!
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Looks like a regular molt to me, but with his colouring it just seems more obvious

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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It's horrible! Dastardly!....You should give him to me, I'll treat him.



But I don't think anything's wrong with him. Boys of all species always have weird hair!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hehe, I wish he'd stay these colors, its pretty cute. Thanks for the replies everyone, I figured it was normal, but I'd never seen it before in any rats so I had to ask lol.
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