ISSN 2398-2985  

Roan

6 guinea pig
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Vetstream Ltd


Introduction

General information

  • Originally black, but are now bred in different colors.
  • Roans (and Dalmations Dalmation) get their coloring from a gene called the 'RnRn' gene or 'lethal' gene; if two Roans are bred together these genes cause deformities in the pups, eg deafness, blindness (missing eyes), loss of smell, missing teeth, deformities, etc. Pups are also born completely white with red eyes and often die soon after birth if not euthanized.
  • Genetic mutations also occur if Roans and Dalmations are bred together.
  • Most Roan breeders breed a Roan solely to non-carriers of the 'lethal' gene to avoid the risk.

Biological Data

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