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RE: " Runts "

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Posted by: Eric East at Tue Aug 16 21:14:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Eric East ]  
   

>>>>>>What are y'alls thoughts on "runts" of a litter? Will they grow to be smaller adults? Is it a sign that they are some how unhealthy?
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>>>>I've never owned a "runt" but I had a female that ended up being a dwarf. She was an 02 and had some sort of tail abnormality where there was a very drastic change in girth rather than a nice even taper. I posted pictures years ago and others mentioned seeing the same issue with other dwarf indigo's.
>>>>At around 3 years of age she was barely over 3' long and nearly as big around as my wrist.
>>>>Here are a few pics.
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>>Here's a close up of the tail

For the 1st year she seemed to grow fine and then she just stopped gaining length and began putting on girth.
Here she is as a yearling with her sister from the next years hatch. BTW, the smaller one is the mother of the babies I just had hatch out.
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