Sex Of The New Pups

Santiago

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Hi all!
Two weeks ago we realized that we bought our piggies pregnant. Since, in a week, her puppies are going to become 3 weeks old, and we want to keep with one female, we need to know their sex.
Can you please helps to find their sex, we have browse the internet, but we're having a hard time. In the links are the pictures of the newborns,
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thank you in advance!
 

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Hi all!
Two weeks ago we realized that we bought our piggies pregnant. Since, in a week, her puppies are going to become 3 weeks old, and we want to keep with one female, we need to know their sex.
Can you please helps to find their sex, we have browse the internet, but we're having a hard time. In the links are the pictures of the newborns,
DSC 0226
DSC 0223

thank you in advance!
Hi and welcome!

Can you please take pictures from closer up and more from the belly side than the rear end. I am struggling here.

At this age, it is usually more useful to have a look inside the slit underneath the button. Boar slits go straight down and while sows have an arrangement with side flaps that will seal the exit whenever they are not in season. It is very distinctive and a much safer guide as going on just the outside look, which can be very similar in pups of either gender.
If necessary, have a look at your mums first. Because some babies are not very clear, you generally confirm the sex by looking at several areas and not just one.

This is the best sexing website I know with lots of pictures: Sexing Guinea Pigs: How to Sex a Guinea Pig

But here are some pics to help you have a look at the relevant areas in your babies:

Boar slit: it is literally a slit that will eventually grow into a pouch when the testicles descend
Boar button: this is always round and has a little ridge under the skin just above it (penis ridge - feel gently and do not press down) and a straight slit below. Button and slit are set apart.
Baby boar arrangement with straight downwards slit (source: cavy spirit) - baby boar with round penis button
3 week boar.jpg 3 week baby boar from boar guide_edited-1.jpg


Sow slit: there are basically things just underneath the opening when you prize it apart; they either form a kind of x-shaped opening in small babies or there is a fleshy seal in sows once they have seasons.
Sow knob: can vary in size quite a lot, but is not quite evenly round and has usually got a little peak when you look at it sideways. The area just above the knob is flat and you cannot feel anything underneath the skin.
Baby sow slit (cavy spirit) - adult sow sealed slit - baby sow
3 week sow.jpg IMG_4965_edited-1.jpg IMG_6706_edited-1.JPG

Could you please add your country, state/province or UK county to your details so we can help you with getting any pups you cannot keep into safe hands. Please click on your username on the top bar, then go to personal details and scroll down to location. This makes it appear with every post you make. We've got members and enquiries from all over the world. Thank you!
 

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Following your advise, I think the brown one is a male, and the other one is a female. However, since I'm not sure about my judge, I have posted some new images. I hope these one are better the the previous one.
Thanks for your help!
Cheers,
Santiago

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