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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.
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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
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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.
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    13.20 Corn snakes, 1.1 cali kings, 1.1 black house snakes, 1.1 trans-pecos, 1.1 northern pines, 1.1 Japanese rat
    5.1 Balls, 1.0 orange Halloween ATB, 1.0 bci

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