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This is a page with photos of my Baby Jirds at 6 weeks. For more information on Persian Jirds and pictures of older and younger baby jirds go back to the Baby Persian Jird Index and choose one of the links on the left.
Apologies for the gap in photos but I was taking a holiday and Chris didn't get time to take any photos last week. I've put some resonably good quality photos on this page so please be patient - they are worth the wait.
By six weeks the babies look quite like baby mongolian gerbils - except for the obvious Jird ears, tails and eyes. Either they are late developers or we have 4 little girls. I've worked it out and the percentage chance of this is just over 6% which isn't that unlikely (think flipping a coin and it coming up heads four times). Or alternatively since it is such a small litter mum could be carrying some kind of lethal recessive X chromosome gene but this is a lot less likely than it just being a coincidence or me not being able to work out their gender properly. Update: Dodgy sexing on my part. We had one male, called Bob, who lived with us for many years before sadly passing away.
For more pictures of older and younger baby jirds go back to the Baby Persian Jird Index and choose one of the links on the left.
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