RE: [AFA Ferret] Re: new member
- they're all the same 'type'. it's the colorations that would be different. also whether they're from mass-breeders (path valley, marshall's, real canadian, etc) or from private breeders.
path valley farms
1 female DEW (dark-eyed white)
1 female chocolate
1 male sable
1 female roan which will probably be a DEW pattern after fall shed
1 male chocolate
1 male chocolate mutt
1 male sable mutt
1 male black sable
1 male champagne mutt
1 male sable
ages range from just over 2 to 5 or 6 (some are rescues and exact ages are unknown).
please get your ferrets into the mongo memorial distemper study:
http://www.ferret. org/news/ 07-april- titer_study. html
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- Thank you.Sounds like my new fert foster might be one, he does have some weird spots, especially on his tummy. Smudges.He does have 4 white feet, I think he might be a mutt though.Either way, he is super cute.thanks again for the descriptionsuzi
Many "patterned' ie., "marked" whites may have blue eyes;
What you have to look very closely is at the outer ring of the iris.
it is the same kind of dark blue of young baby's eyes.
I might add here that the patterned kids often "fade" or roan out to just a few dark hairs or markings, usually on the tail and the back
Here is a description of a Tuxedo Ferret
from Fuzzy Loving Ferrets:
Tuxedo will have four feet with white tipped toes extending not more than 2/3 of the foot or half way to the ankle. The ideal tuxedo will have white covering the at least 3 toes on each foot. Every color pattern can have tuxedo except for Albino, REW and DEW, which are mostly white in color. On a very rare occasion, a ferret may have four colored feet and a white body. In such an occasion this ferret would best suited in the mutt class. If their color looks either too light or too dark for this category, then you should consult either a senior judge or show coordinator to determine their correct color pattern. Unaltered ferrets may have a slight yellow discoloration.
Should have four feet with white tipped toes extending not more than 2/3 of the foot or half way to the ankle.
Should have a very white pronounced unbroken bib.
They should have eye smudges or a mask (unless it is a panda)
Should have knee patches (usually associated with Blaze and Panda)
Eyes and nose can be any color.
Any color undercoat.
--- In AmericanFerretAssoc iation@yahoogrou ps.com, "suzi" <suzenlamb@. ..> wrote:
> wow I've never seen a ferret with blue eyes, do you have pics?
> what is a tuxedo mitt?
> there are so many patterns and colors out there, it sure gets confusing!!!