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I've noticed as the little babies are growing, that atleast 3 of them have rough fur. On one of the darker one his fur is so "curly" i can see his skin below it when he's bending his body. I was curious if this is anything to be concerned about having 3 rough/curly haired babies as opposed to the other 6 who all have nice shiny smooth fur. I figure it's just a difference in their individual traits which developed in them randomly from their mother and father, but I wanted to get some opinions before I just let my uninformed assumption turn into a problem.

They all seem perfectly happy and healthy and they love crawling all over me, so they are otherwise well. ^_^
 

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Google: Rex rats and double-rex rats :)

Or someone who owns them can explain them to you. Basically, it is a gene that makes the fur curly, and two copies of the gene makes the fur so curly and thin that the rattie can end up hairless!
 

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yep sounds like you have rex-coated rats. :)

Here is agouti rex Aura and her standard-coated daughter.


Babies often have a lot more curl and it relaxes once they have a molt or 2 :)

Are their whiskers curly too?

My Kismet as a wee one :)
 

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Thank you both for then info! ^_^
Yes, their whiskers are curly, I've been calling them mustaches. hehehe

Like I said, I assumed this was genetic, I just wanted to be sure incase there was some sort of disorder I should be aware of.

I'll get some pictures and post them up here when the babies are awake again. :)
 
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