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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:53 pm


It´s a soft fluffy object -- pretty sweet, filled with a soft fluffy white filling. Imagine what Barbie would eat at the club with her big-haired girl friends. Make it a little fluffier and sweeter and you have it.

Maybe someone can dredge up a pic for her? It is an oblong filled fluffy cake. I think they are designed to be used in bomb shelters (i.e. a 20 year half-life).

How about this? Not a real good likeness but it may help:

If the pic doesn´t appear, go to this url:
http://www.pacsun.com/n/pipeline/2356_adventure/trip2/twinkie.gif

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:12 pm


Dobby, the piggie in your little name picture is a doll!! Has a face like one of mine, but I love the color! Sex? Name?

Kat, where do you live? A Twinkie is a wonderful cup- cake- like -confection! It is about 4 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches high and wide. It is white cake filled with white frosting. Super soft and gooey. Kids love them!

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:14 pm


Hey, Lynx... no fair having the picture!!! I didn´t see your post, or we posted at the same time. I guess I didn´t see your post. Hey, do you always have Twinkies on hand??!! Boy, they sure look good. They also have that wonderful "Twinkie" smell!

Kara

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:21 pm


Thanks Evangeline! Now I know what my Tubbit is! I´ll have to post a picture, she looks like Dobby´s new pig except her white and cream markings are more defined. Maybe because she is older?

Why do Beige pigs have to have red eyes? Or is it too long and confusing?

Kara

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Dobby
I gave what I could!

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:28 pm


Kara- My pig is a big, chubby boy and his name is Buddy, as far as I can figure. ;) I´m having a name problem, as I call him just about everything that comes into my pea-sized head.
Oh, and Twinkies are kind of dry going down. They look delicious in the package, but keep milk or something handy or you´ll choke to death.


Lynx- Where in the heck did you find a pic of a pack of Hostess Twinkies??

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:30 pm


The Twinkie part of that post was for Kat, of course. Not you, Kara. :D
Whoopsie.

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Alfie

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:33 pm


Kat´s in Australia, Kara. I am too and we don´t have Twinkies, except in a couple of import grocery specialists. The only reason I know what Twinkies are is because I used to read "The Babysitters Club" books as a kid (oh, for shame!).

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:40 pm


I used to read The Babysitters Club as a child, too Alfie, but rarely do I admit to such embarrassments.
How old are you? I´ll be 21 next Tuesday.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:41 pm


HOW do you post a picture so it shows where the text is?? I can´t seem to figure it out.

Kara

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:46 pm


It´s in your profile area under "Avatars"

Evangeline

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:46 pm


Kara-
Ok, fasten your seatbelt. Genetics is sometimes hard to simplify, but I´ll still try.

In cavies, there are two basic colors: red and black. White is the absence of color.
There is a gene that makes the eyes either dark or pink. That eye gene influenced the color of the hair.

Take black, for example. The same gene decides if the pig is going to have black or chocolate. A black pig always has dark eyes. If you give that pig the pink eye gene, the hair comes out lilac. Chocolate pigs have ruby eyes. If you give that pig the pink eye gene, the hair will come out beige.

Essentially, all these colors are different "degrees" of black:
-black
-chocolate
-lilac
-beige

The same way, the red is influenced by other genes. The following colors are dilutions of red:
-red
-orange (also sometimes called golden)
-cream

In other words, a beige pig is genetically a chocolate pig that has the pink eye gene. That´s why you can´t have beige without pink eyes. If there were no pink eyes, the pig would have come out chocolate.

Now, does that make any sense at all?
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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:46 pm


Oh, scratch that! *LOL*
To post where the TEXT is...

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Alfie

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:47 pm


23, Dobby. Thankfully, I grew out of the habit fairly early, but it´s still embarrassing.

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:47 pm


You go to the Reply Page rather than typing in a Quick Reply

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:48 pm


Alfie- *LOL* Just pretend like it was the cool thing to do back then. Nobody will know the difference if they´ve never read one of those silly things.

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:49 pm


Evangeline, what colour would you call my pig?
Do you consider him beige?

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:51 pm


Or Golden?

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:52 pm


YES!! It does make sense! Thank you! I had never heard it expalined that way.

My Taffy, who I lost last fall, was a white with red eyes. I had LOTS of people tell me she was an albino, but from what I understand, there are no albino pigs. Her sister, Tubbit, is the white and cream I was speaking of. Tubbit has big, black eyes. Hard to believe they were from the same litter.

Genetics is so interesting! I have never seen a lilac pig in person, but they sure look beautiful in pictures.

Kara

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:55 pm


OK, Dobby! This may take me all night, but I AM going to get a picture of Tubbit up!! I may need to wait for my engineer husband to get home!

Kara

Evangeline

Post   » Wed Feb 27, 2002 9:58 pm


Dobby-
I told you before your pig is a cream/white broken.


Kara-
No, not an albino. Taffy was a PEW, a Pink Eyed White. Really normal and quite frequent. In fact, PEWs are often genetically red pigs, but other genes interfere and hide all the red, so the hair (in absence of color) turns out white. It´s a red pig camouflaged in white, if you will. And it makes sense his sister was cream, since it´s also a dilution of red.

Just as a note, cream can be seen with dark eyes or pink eyes, though dark eyes seem to be a little more frequent.

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