Tail and Tuft

The tail shall be held straight back for balance when the gerbil is in motion – free from kinks and ending with a brush like tuft. In an adult the tail shall be thick and the same length as the body.

  • Length: from where the tail joins the body to the end of the tuft

  • Proportion: harmonious relation between body, tail and tuft

  • Straightness: The tail should be free from curves, bends, kinks or irregularities

  • Carriage: the position or bewaring of the tail in relationship to the body

  • Tuft: the elongated hairs begin to rise at the midpoint of the tail and form a brush like formation at the end of the tail.

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