why do huskies lose there colour

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Re: why do huskies lose there colour

Post by sassy-rat! » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:02 pm

aww cute pictures.. i just thought old age all rats tend to fade or lose colour... mind you there is some lucky oldies with alot of colour lol! i had a roan which didn't fade just went 'bristley' with getting older but the rest....faded.
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Re: why do huskies lose there colour

Post by Hanlou » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:29 am

Rathole wrote:wow daisy is looking good for one of my hot-wash babies :hearts: :hearts: :D


I have taken few pics of the gang, will try and upload them soon. Photobucket have changed the resize settings so it now takes *ages* to get them the right size...... :roll:

Roans are great 'cos you get a different coloured rat every couple of months, lol. :wink:
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Re: why do huskies lose there colour

Post by little_rat_lover » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:54 pm

I don't actually know, but I'm guessing it has to do with levels of some chemical or another..
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Re: why do huskies lose there colour

Post by Angels_storm » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:05 pm

I was just wondering about this so Im glad someone asked!

ben & jerry have faded so much in the few weeks we have had them, its weird how the new fur doesnt grow back grey, yet other rats ie blonde grow back normally!

Its a shame as I love it when they look grey and white......

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Re: why do huskies lose there colour

Post by Boodles » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:51 pm

I'm not saying this is true but I remember reading somewhere that the reason they fade is Roan is a dillution to a solid colour so it continues to dilute the pigment until its all gone
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