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    reverse mohawk?

    Hufflepuff has what looks like a reverse mohawk - a bald line down the center of his forehead.... is this a normal quilling pattern? Or is it a common characteristic of hedgies (or certain breeds of hedgies)? Or is this something abnormal that I should be concerned about?

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    Re:reverse mohawk?

    It\'s totally normal. All hedgehogs have it. It\'s more noticeable on some than on others.
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    That\'s a relief! I had never noticed anything about it during my online research. I think it\'s pretty adorable (I\'ll try to get a good picture of it sometime to post, so far I\'ve only got side shots and nothing straight on - he doesn\'t stay still long enough for it). Thanks for the info!

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    CThogs wrote:
    It\'s totally normal. All hedgehogs have it. It\'s more noticeable on some than on others.
    The more defined mohawk, as I understand, is an Algerian trait. Although all of our prickly pals do have their funny little do\'s. It\'s kinda like a little split partially down the middle that, I believe, allows them to roll up tight and poke their quills in all directions w/o poking themselves.

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    Re:reverse mohawk?

    I got a picture of Quentin\'s reverse mohawk. He\'s an algerian so I guess it\'s bigger than normal. I couldn\'t take the time to focus the picture since he wasn\'t a very pleased hedgehog with what I was doing.

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    I had posted a similar question last week, Max\'s mohawk is noticeable and he seems to be loosing some quills - are you sure this isn\'t just an old man balding?:S

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    Wicket has one too. Sometimes his is really noticeable, and other times you cant tell.

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    Re:reverse mohawk?

    It\'s all normal, nothing to worry about.

    -K
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    Re:reverse mohawk?

    zorra578 wrote:
    I got a picture of Quentin\'s reverse mohawk. He\'s an algerian so I guess it\'s bigger than normal. I couldn\'t take the time to focus the picture since he wasn\'t a very pleased hedgehog with what I was doing.

    [img size=478]http://www.hedgehogworld.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/HPIM4087.JPG[/img]
    Cotton\'s looks just like that- it\'s a huge bald spot! Noodles\' really isn\'t that bad, but perhaps that\'s because he\'s more cinnicot than algerian...

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    I just noticed Mina's mo hawk is pretty big, bigger than Winston's. Winston was an Algerian chocolate and Mina is a champagne color. Are mo hawks more noticeable on lighter colored hedgies than the average color hedgie? Also, I noticed her skin in the mohawk was grey when the rest of her is whitish. Is that normal?
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