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Old 11-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Grammatically correct way to spell out breed type

Hey all,

Here's some quick insight before I ask anything.

When I was about 13 (I'm 17 now), I had a pretty big obsession with hedgehogs. I was on this specific website all the time, researching and finding out all I can about hedgehogs. I ended up getting a hedgehog named Kipper, and he was pretty awesome to say the least. We had to put him down around 2 years ago though.

I choose to write my college essay about me getting Kipper and our near-disastrous first day together. The essay is in its 4th draft now, and my ap english teacher, who has helped me a lot on this essay, is mightily confused on specific type of breed Kipper is. I have written down on paper that he was a "white-bellied, brown pinto African Pygmy Hedgehog". Is that the grammatically correct way to go about that? It's not the biggest of deals, but I'd figure someone would know better than I would. She was thinking that he is a "Brown, white-bellied African Pygmy Hedgehog with a pinto patch". I can email the essay to anyone who wants to read it, or put the sentence in context.

Thanks for your help (and sorry for the weird topic),
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the correct way would be white-bellied brown pinto, African Hedgehog. Pygmy is not the proper name.

I'd love to read your essay. thehedgieden @ take out spaces.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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African pygmy hedgehog is not really correct. They are not pygmy anything. They are just african hedgehogs which come in white belly (southern) and algerian (northern). The 2 were mixed to create our pet hedgehogs so no hedgehog is actually pure one or the other but they show colors of one or the other so it's not a breed as much as a color. So I would call him a white belly african hedgehog that is pinto brown.
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