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Post Number:#1  Unread postby Zass » Fri May 04, 2018 12:48 am


Some of you might have spotted a post where I was telling Akane about Mucky and Thistle-Pig's unfortunate end.

Long story short, Mucky, my all time favorite rabbit pet, developed malocclusion in her rear teeth, and was suffering pretty badly by the time we discovered the cause. :cry: After her euthanasia, her guinea pig companion, Thistle-pig, refused feed. :cry:
One of the things we attempted to do to cheer him up was to place his previous mates, Latte-Pig and Thelma-pig in his pen, to provide some company. He didn't seem to take to them at all, and continued wasting away. We ended up euthanizing him 3 weeks after Mucky's passing. :cry:

After his passing, I set the girls up in a pen in the rabbitry and didn't pay much attention to them. (They don't mind.)
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Today, I had them out for nail trimming though, and.. Surprise, surprise. :P

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So, when do you think she's due?

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby akane » Fri May 04, 2018 1:14 am


She's not huge but they are sitting pretty far back. She's not even really pear shaped anymore. soo.... tomorrow to 1 month from now :lol: Sometimes I mildly note the pups are shifting and find a litter 2 days later. Other times I spend weeks wondering how their hips still work before they truly start labor.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Marinea » Fri May 04, 2018 7:15 am


*keeps telling herself she doesn't need any more critters*

My goodness, those are cuties.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Zass » Sat May 05, 2018 3:47 pm


Here is the boar.
I never did find a rabbit that Mucky could be with long term, as she'd always eventually get to the stage where she would mount, or else they would mount her.

Thistle pig was my eventual solution, they were inseparable for years. I'm posting him now to see if Akane has any guesses on the colors I might get?
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby akane » Sat May 05, 2018 10:31 pm


It would probably be called a beige and cream but it depends how specific someone wants to get on naming the shade of the red-cream color. Genetically a beige with a brindle gene like the rabbit harlequin gene. Beige is chocolate based self with dilution genes and the pink eye gene. The dilution genes have overlap rather than a specific result so it's hard to say which ones.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby Zass » Sat May 05, 2018 10:35 pm


akane wrote:It would probably be called a beige and cream but it depends how specific someone wants to get on naming the shade of the red-cream color. Genetically a beige with a brindle gene like the rabbit harlequin gene. Beige is chocolate based self with dilution genes and the pink eye gene. The dilution genes have overlap rather than a specific result so it's hard to say which ones.


I actually got Thistle-pig and Latte -pig from the same place, although they were different ages. (She was full grown, he was young.) So it's possible she carries recessives that can match up interestingly. I really hope she can make another like him, as I always loved his color. I'll make sure to post pictures of what she produces. :)

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby akane » Sat May 05, 2018 10:42 pm


This is the more recognized range of red with dilution genes instead of just splitting them into red or cream depending if they are diluted.
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Cream, saffron, buff, 2 shades of gold, and the desired color for a not diluted red for show but I have rarely seen a red that got darker than the golds despite not having any dilution.
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby Ghost » Sun May 06, 2018 5:54 pm


Zass wrote:Today, I had them out for nail trimming though, and.. Surprise, surprise. :P

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As many times as I have seen pear shaped guinea pigs, I'm still amazed at how much they balloon-up when they get pageant.
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby akane » Sun May 06, 2018 7:56 pm


My husband said they are too uneven for a pear by the time they give birth. He starts calling them gourd shaped the last few weeks before pups appear. :lol:
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby GBov » Wed May 23, 2018 12:46 pm


HOW did anyone get THAT picture??? G-pig wrangler supreme indeed! :shock:

What a good idea though to show the different colors.

Sad about your loss of both bunny and g-pig but what a great surprise!

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Post Number:#11  Unread postby Zass » Wed May 23, 2018 4:31 pm


This ended sadly. :( I returned from work to find both fully formed pups stillborn in her pen. I have no idea what went wrong. :cry:

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Post Number:#12  Unread postby alforddm » Wed May 23, 2018 5:54 pm


I'm so sorry.

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Post Number:#13  Unread postby Marinea » Thu May 24, 2018 8:03 am


Oh no! So sorry.
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Post Number:#14  Unread postby GBov » Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 am


Oh dear, how sad is that! (((hug)))

Perhaps getting another boar and trying again might make you feel better?

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Post Number:#15  Unread postby Nymphadora » Thu May 24, 2018 3:46 pm


So sorry for your loss, Zass. :encourage:
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