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Hello. I thought I would share a picture of my girls. They are about 2 months old in this picture. I am so in love with them! I did want to ask though, since you are all the experts, do you think they are Dumbo rats? The breeder told me that they were, but my husband and I disagree as to whether they really are. What do you all think? :D
 

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Thank you, they are cuties aren't they!? I just love them to death!

It really is hard to say if they are dumbos, or perhaps half dumbos. At different times they look standard and other times dumbo.

Here is another picture of one of my cutiepies. Her ears are so darn big!
 

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The first thing that I think of is Standard :p, they do have HUGE ears. You could be right... maybe a cross??
 

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Standard, but well bred enough to have nice big round ears?
 

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I would say standards definitely dumbos are much lower set I have a couple boys that have HUGE ears but they are still standards
 

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definately standard. dumbos ears are set on the sides of their heads instead of the top. clearly the breeder made a mistake.
 

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Thank you JennieLove! They are my little babies, that's for sure!! :)

I agree with standard also, after they've grown up. They're huge ears but not dumbo huge. :)
 

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Standard ears for sure!!! There is no cross either, they are dumbo or not. They might be a bad dumbo and set too high on the head, but most are set very very low.

Btw your girls are mink based!!! Now that I have a proper pic of the one, you have a pearl merle hooded girl which is a mink-based colour. :D

Dolci is on the right, she's a pearl merle hooded.
 

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Isn't there a possibility that as they grow, their heads will become a little wider so that the ears are almost pushed to the side? I feel like my Milla looked like that when I first got her, and now her ears are at the sides of her head. Maybe I imagined that happening when I read this post..
 

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lilspaz68 said:
you have a pearl merle hooded girl
You know I really don't think that she's hooded. She has way more brown on her than white, and the brown on her back is definitely not a stripe, it extends far down each side. Also, her legs are all brown. She really looks like a varigated berkshire to me. :)
 

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I think she is a hooded but perhaps a mismarked. My first boy Gir (i currently have Gir II) had a VERY wide stripe that was almost two inches thick. he was still a hooded though. Variberks usually only have the white come to mid side then speckeled just a bit.

(I was going to post earlier but things became too hectic here)
 

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That sounds like her

I really don't think she's hooded.

her sister is berkshire

I'll get a pic of her as an adult (almost - 6 months) soon
 
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