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Offline packratties

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What is this coat color called? Baby pics!
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:43:47 PM »
I adopted these two boys from an oops litter a bit ago. Their dad looked to be Siamese and their mom was a black hooded. And all the babies looked like this:

https://www.facebook.com/thepackrathammocks/photos/pcb.2135392489805341/2135391006472156/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/thepackrathammocks/photos/pcb.2135392489805341/2135391139805476/?type=3&theater

They look a bit agouti in the pics, but I've had agouti rats before and the babies are more gray. I've been trying to figure out what color they are, but I'm not very knowledgeable about that stuff. I guess it's not that important, but I'm just curious.

Their names are Peanut and Pretzel btw :)
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 02:54:00 PM by packratties »


Offline MinervaThonosi

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Re: What is this coat color called? Baby pics!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 10:07:54 PM »
They are the color of cute~  :BlueDumboSmile:

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Re: What is this coat color called? Baby pics!
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 08:37:37 AM »
 :heart: :heart: Whatever color anyone says they are, I agree with Minerva. So cute!!

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Re: What is this coat color called? Baby pics!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 07:45:04 PM »
They're adorable!  :BlueDumboSmile:
My first rat had a color/pattern a lot like your guy that has the patches of color, and I was told it was called black variegated.
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Re: What is this coat color called? Baby pics!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 07:14:45 AM »
Agouti hairs are "ticked" brown, black, and grey.  These guys look as though they are unticked black or dark brown, with light-colored guard hairs.  It's an interesting effect.

I'd call the coloration a blazed and variegated black (or brown) Berkshire.
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