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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Uhhh yeah, ditto what @bpatters said. 24 pigs for sale is a breeder. That's not even in over her head. They aim for large numbers because large numbers of babies = more money.

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by CavyMama View Post
    Uhhh yeah, ditto what @bpatters said. 24 pigs for sale is a breeder. That's not even in over her head. They aim for large numbers because large numbers of babies = more money.
    She sold every single guinea pig she had though not just babies and 2 were piggies that she had just got from a person who she ended up giving them back to

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Okay, so maybe she's an ex-breeder.

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Maybe you would think a breeder would know how to sex a guinea pig though

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Heres a better picture of the girls back to help with coloring
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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    [QUOTE=PennyLane94;1012276]Here’s a better picture of the girls back to help with coloring[/QUOTE

    Her colours are slate and pink-eyed white! And I think she's a harlequin pattern... maybe not a *perfect* harlequin but very close! She's a pretty piggie
    Last edited by MerryFriarTuck; 07-17-19 at 06:58 am.

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    [QUOTE=MerryFriarTuck;1012278]
    Quote Originally Posted by PennyLane94 View Post
    Here’s a better picture of the girls back to help with coloring[/QUOTE

    Her colours are slate and white! And I think she's a harlequin pattern... maybe not a perfect harlequin but very close! She's a pretty piggie
    Thanks I’ve got my fingers crossed so much that she’s not pregnant but she’s kinda pear shaped ((my brain may be seeing things that aren’t there)) and 782 grams at 5-6 months old

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    I wish you and her the best of luck! I don't personally have any experience with pregnant guinea pigs, but I know a lot of people here do. I believe anywhere between 700-900 grams is normal for an adult female guinea pig...is it possible she's older than 5/6 months? An age by size chart I have is:

    Birth--- 3-4 inches
    8 weeks--- 6-8 inches
    16 weeks--- 8-10 inches
    14 months (when guinea pigs finish growing)--- 8-12 inches

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    700-900 grams is WAY low for normal sow weight. They come from old textbooks based on lab animals, not pets. Every sow I had weighed just under or over 1300 grams, and both I and the vet thought they were normal weight.

    In case of illness, it helps a pig have a little extra cushion to maintain strength.

    @PennyLane94, see https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...r-along-is-she if you think she may be pregnant.

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Sorry, I've never had sows so I didn't know. I'll be more careful with where I found the info next time

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    [QUOTE=MerryFriarTuck;1012278]
    Quote Originally Posted by PennyLane94 View Post
    Here’s a better picture of the girls back to help with coloring[/QUOTE

    Her colours are slate and pink-eyed white! And I think she's a harlequin pattern... maybe not a *perfect* harlequin but very close! She's a pretty piggie
    That explains the reddish rink to her eyes in certain lighting

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    [QUOTE=PennyLane94;1012316]
    Quote Originally Posted by MerryFriarTuck View Post
    That explains the reddish rink to her eyes in certain lighting
    Oh, then maybe just white and not pink-eyed white...pink- eyed white eyes are very pink, like an albino. There is a pink that's just a guinea pig eye color that sounds like hers--- they look basically brown but turn a pinkish/reddish color when the light hits them. My Friar Tuck has those color eyes

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    [QUOTE=MerryFriarTuck;1012337]
    Quote Originally Posted by PennyLane94 View Post

    Oh, then maybe just white and not pink-eyed white...pink- eyed white eyes are very pink, like an albino. There is a pink that's just a guinea pig eye color that sounds like hers--- they look basically brown but turn a pinkish/reddish color when the light hits them. My Friar Tuck has those color eyes
    That’s what my girls eyes do they’re a super pretty brown until the light hits just right

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Ruby eyes are the dark red colour.

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by stray hares View Post
    Ruby eyes are the dark red colour.
    I didn't know the name of it, thank you!!

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Just thought Id let everyone know I was just to the vet and Furby is definitely male and Fancy has 2 oval shaped things in her uterus area ((they did an X-ray)) but shes not quite far enough along to see spines they said I can come back in a week or two if I want though and I might go back in 2 weeks to see

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Then separate them NOW. Guinea pig sows can get pregnant immediately after giving birth, and that's very hard on the sow and the second litter of pups. This can happen even if she has a miscarriage, and you don't want to risk losing her or the next litter if that happens.

    Except for curiosity, there's really no need for more x-rays. She's either pregnant or she's not, and there's nothing different to be done if she is. This will tell you how to estimate when the pups are coming: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...r-along-is-she

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Then separate them NOW. Guinea pig sows can get pregnant immediately after giving birth, and that's very hard on the sow and the second litter of pups. This can happen even if she has a miscarriage, and you don't want to risk losing her or the next litter if that happens.

    Except for curiosity, there's really no need for more x-rays. She's either pregnant or she's not, and there's nothing different to be done if she is. This will tell you how to estimate when the pups are coming: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...r-along-is-she
    Theyve been separated since the day I got them and realized Furby was a more than likely a male instead of a female like I’d been told

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Good for you!

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    Re: What breed are my new girls?

    We just adopted a Guinea pig unaware she was pregnant. She has her babies a week ago today. Im trying to guess the gender any ideas?
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