The tiniest pinky I've ever seen!

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The tiniest pinky I've ever seen!

Post by madmouse on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:13 am

Today my hairless mouse Craptoad gave birth to a litter to 8 "craptadpoles", one of which was tinier than I've ever seen before! He/she was born alive, was vigorous, and had milk in his belly. He did seem oddly proportioned, with a bigger head and possible shorter front legs. Also there were unusual dark spots in his head. You can see one in the pic near his eyes. As might be expected, the mother culled him a few hours later. But the good news is that the hairless doe is nursing well!


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Post by Laigaie on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Oh! I get these occasionally, with the does who refuse to cull their own litters. I appreciate that they let me do it all, and don't remove anything, as it lets me get to see these and any stillborn babies, too. Mine don't usually have the spots on the head, but that looks like a blood blister. Is it on the skin (like a freckle) or under it?
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Post by madmouse on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:19 pm

The dark spots were definitely under the skin. The one you can see was near the eye. On the other side it was near the temple, sorta between the eye and ear. I figured he wouldn't last long anyway so I really examined him. What causes such tiny pinkies? Are they undeveloped super runts or some sort of non-viable dwarfism?

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Post by Laigaie on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:26 pm

Nonviable super-runts, sometimes caused by too many fetuses, other times by poor placement in the uterus, and other times by genetic abnormalities, either inherited mutations or somatic ones.

Basically, something went wrong.
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Post by seafolly on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:24 am

Looks a lot like my little runt (size) though mine may have been a mm or two longer. Sad
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