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    Fancy mice breeding and genetics

    I recently started a colony of fancy mice for feeders and tohave fun with the breeding to see what I can make. They aren’t show mice andhave unknown and probably very muddy genetics. The colony is 1.3. The 3 doeswere purchased together and the buck was from a separate store. I’m 2 littersin so far and haven’t gotten many “fancy” mice. Most of them have been blackself’s, and only 1/3 of each litter looks like the does. Should I remove mybuck, hold back some of the fancier babies and rebreed them back into ones withsimilar genetics? Or are the does possibly the carrier of these black genes?

    Buck: black and white pied

    Doe #1: avy brindle – litter was 1/3 black, 1/3 white withred eyes, and 1/3 brindle.

    Doe #2: long hair dove with red eyes – 2/3 of the litter wasall black, 1/3 is dove.


    Doe #3: is a satin – due in the next few days.


    Other than getting a bunch of plain mice the colony has donegreat with helping each other. The snakes don’t really care what color theirfood is.
    1.1 SD reticulated pythons, 1.3 Carpet pythons
    13.16 Corn snakes, 1.1 cali kings
    5.1 Balls
    1.0 orange Halloween ATB, 1.0 bci
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    x.x.many fancy mice, asf, chickens and quail

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    I think both parents have to be carriers for you to get the solid black mice. I started my colony with a black buck and it took a few generations before I stopped producing them. Just hold back stuff with the look you like and breed to critters with a similar coat. I'm mostly producing blue pieds now, 5-6 generations into my mouse breeding. If memory serves, my starting trio was a solid black buck, blue female and a black pied female.

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    http://www.afrma.org/fancymice.htm Good read when it comes to fancy mice
    Deborah Stewart

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    My third liter was born which was pretty large has now started to fuzz out. They are looking a lot more promising than the first two litters. About 80% of the litter is something other than black. I'm thinking of holding back a couple of the satin brindle pieds
    Last edited by 67temp; 02-20-2018 at 09:56 AM.
    1.1 SD reticulated pythons, 1.3 Carpet pythons
    13.16 Corn snakes, 1.1 cali kings
    5.1 Balls
    1.0 orange Halloween ATB, 1.0 bci
    0.2 Leo
    1.2 dogs
    0.2 cat
    x.x.many fancy mice, asf, chickens and quail

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