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    Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    Hello!

    i got a new rat last Sunday and he was probably around 8 weeks old and he was completely bald!! He is dark gray/ black everywhere except a little on his belly his paws and the top of his head well anyway now not even a week later he has a very very fine velvety growth of hair every where but the white part on the too of his head!! Not really hair but more like fuzz! Would this probably make him a double Rex then? He does have curly whiskers too by the way!

    What I had read about double Rex though made it sound like they start out with fur but it doesn't last because it breaks? But he started out bald and is now getting some peach fuzz just curious what he would b?

    Thank you

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    Re: Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    I'm not a rat expert by any means, but I think double rexes grow in hair and lose it in kind of a patchwork cycle throughout their lives. Or, at least some of them do.

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    Re: Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    Congrats. Would love to see pictures of you new rattie..

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    Re: Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    He sounds very cute!

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    Re: Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    That's what I thought too! All the reading sounded like that- they grew regular hair but as they aged it became too long and broke off!! So idk? Lol

    heres a a pic from the day I got him- 5/4





    and here's one from today

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    Re: Hairless or double Rex? Or something else haha

    Oh that is adorable! I
    Miss having a rat pet.

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