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Not at all.

Yes there is. Most "hairless" rats are actually double rex, but to know if you have a true genetic hairless you would need to either breed to another hairless, or do a DNA test. Its really hard to tell the difference. The true hairless rats are the ones with the health problems and lactation issues, etc.

I had a breeder tell me that my Bella "looks" like a real hairless, but there's no easy way to tell.

 

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It seemed like such a simple question but until just now I finally found a website that explained it to me. Thank for answering so quick to :) Bella is a cutie patootie!
 

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I just haven't seen a hairless with black eyes?
Or I have and don't remember. I'm just curious if its more common for a hairless to have PE, like it is for a white rat to be PEW..

I lack any genetic knowledge here, lol.
 

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I have had hairless with black eyes

he was a naked black maybe chocolate berk... hard to tell 'cause his hair fell out... hahaha

going to go check the eyes of the two I have... I believe they both have black eyes... they are hooded nakeds <edited to add, yup.. they both have black eyes>

I also had a very light colored pink eyed baby & two that had very dark red eyes as well.

Alopecia, the condition that causes hairlessness, is just that. A genetic condition that results in hair loss. The rats still carry all the same genetic markers for color & markings... just no hair or not a great deal of it.
 

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Hippy said:
I just haven't seen a hairless with black eyes?
Or I have and don't remember. I'm just curious if its more common for a hairless to have PE, like it is for a white rat to be PEW..

I lack any genetic knowledge here, lol.
as for more common... eh, I think that some breeders go for the PEW in hairlessness because the rats keep a certain amount of fuzz & of course markings mean color & colored fuzz often make the rat look dirty or like they have mange.

The PEW nakeds are usually a real pretty pink color which generally just looks healtier because it is a pretty pink color like a new born baby. I like them either way. The only nakeds I ever saw that made me pause were the patchwork hairless... just didn't strike me as anything other than very peculiar
 

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what do naked hoodies look like? do they just have darker skin where the hood is?
 

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no their skin stays the same pink everywhere. the only way you can tell is if they kind of have a little fuzz, and you can see the color of that fuzz. my picasso grows white fuzz on her belly and darker fuzz everywhere else so i assume that she's a black/dark berk. i think she's cuter than a true hairless. :D
 

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they have darker skin

she has a tiny amount of colored fuzz on her face & around her nose but the rest of the dark one her head, neck & down her back is smooth

Same for the male except he has a little fuzz down where his man-bits use to be
 
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