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Old 08-07-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Latte's Gender?

So online I've watched many youtube video's and looked at many pictures, but I am still unsure of Latte's gender.


http://i.imgur.com/vlpZ1TM.jpg

(Latte wasn't squashed and could breath and get out of my fingers)

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Old 08-07-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Latte's Gender?

It looks to me like Latte is female.

On females the gap between the two openings is smaller and there is no hair between the two openings whereas on males it's further apart and there is hair between the two.

This is one of my female chineseys for comparison. If you notice the gap between the two openings is quite small and there's no hair between them:



On a male the gap would be further apart and there would be hair between the two openings.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Latte's Gender?

I agree with Fluffagrams, looks female.
It's not a foolproof way of checking as there are always exceptions and so on but male dwarf hamsters tend to have a more prominent scent gland on their stomach than females too
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Latte's Gender?

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It looks to me like Latte is female.

On females the gap between the two openings is smaller and there is no hair between the two openings whereas on males it's further apart and there is hair between the two.
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I agree with Fluffagrams, looks female.
It's not a foolproof way of checking as there are always exceptions and so on but male dwarf hamsters tend to have a more prominent scent gland on their stomach than females too
Thanks! I just realised the other day that after I tamed her, I forgot to check and wanted another opinion... now I have to get used to saying 'she'

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