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Forms of spotting

Post by mousefan on Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:08 am

OK, so for gerbils there are four forms of spotting:
SPOTTED (spot on nose, forehead and nape of neck),
PIED (collar on neck, and either a spot on forehead or a blaze),
MOTTLED (A pied color with stray hairs on back to produce a variegated appearance),
and EXTREMELY MOTTLED (like mottled, but over 75% white. sometimes so mottled, you can't tell the color)

Do they have similar spotting patterns for mice, or is there only pied? Thanks!

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Post by Laigaie on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:45 pm

Pied is s, and makes dutch, broken, and even. You can also use it to make hereford and banded, if those genes aren't available.

As mentioned on FMB, we do have banded in the US. We do not have hereford or rumpwhite (despite attempts to import the latter).

Variegated also produces white spotting, and merle could be said to produce a form of spotting. Both of those are in the US.

In labs, they have several more genes that produce white spotting, but most are lethal or otherwise health-negative.
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Post by mousefan on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Thank you! very helpful.

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