1) Has anyone ever seen a Peruvian or Sheltie with agouti coloration? Or is
the agouti pattern tied to shorthair genes?
2) I recently learned that in the UK the Teddy variety is called Rex. Is this
because they bear a passing resemblance to Rex rabbits, or do they carry a
similar genetic mutation? It is my understanding that all Rexes are derived
from a litter of rabbits in France, born near the turn of the century, who's
mutation was that they only possessed the short, dense undercoats, not the
longer hairs in their fur. My parents' bunny is a miniature Rex, and we
noticed years ago that his whiskers were very short, kind of curled and
stunted. Brillo, my Teddy pig, has whiskers like this also. His hair is
shorter than Schmutz's (a shorthair), but it's hard to say if it's denser since
it is so bristly.
Can anyone enlighten me? :-D
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