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Post by Lycrisa on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:39 pm

I had two pregnant does this morning and only one this evening.
I went upstairs and was greeted by much unexpected feeble mewling sounds.
You guys know the ones. This little was the result of pairing my Alice (blue standard pet typed doe)
to a lovely, typey , blue tan buck from m137b. I had him paired with a few does, some pet typed and some better.
Alice is the first one to deliver and much earlier than expected. So that left her in a tank of females.
When I found them , there were only two living, and I found three dead with serious maiming.
That makes these two that much more special, and in addition to that these guys represent a huge milestone for me.
They are the first blues I bred myself, something I've been working towards this entire last year.
They are the first real typy mice born here, and they are the first babies after a house fire wiped most of my mice out.
Here are my two treasures, you can't see it clearly in the picture but they already have pigmentation developing :3



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Post by kawmice on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:50 pm

Congrats on the baby mice! Sorry to here that all did not survive. At least you have two healthy pups left. Happy
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Post by GypsyTails on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:56 pm

Sorry to hear about losing some of the babies. I hate it when they surprise you much sooner than expected! These two look good though! They are definitely eating well!

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Post by Lycrisa on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:24 am

I am very happy to have just the two, and they are little piggies.
The three I did find all had milk bands but the one male was really...fetal.
I think he died on his own to be honest. You'll get more pictures as soon as I can rationalize posting more Big smile
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Post by m137b on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:32 am

Congrats Big smile, those first babies after a big tragedy are always a blessing.
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Post by Lycrisa on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:39 pm

Grandmeece for you too,lol.
I always thought that term was a little silly but who cares?
I have another litter on the way any day now from the same male.
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Post by Lycrisa on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:48 pm

blue bell had her babies just now, I actually saw her eat a few of the placentas. I got a mixed bag...which was not expected.
The breeding was Bluebell(standard, pet typed blue satin)X
Phoenix(typy blue tan angora) I expected all blue babies, and a few tans. But it looks like half this litter has pink eyes. I know the pedigree a few generations back, No silvers or doves. Lurker genes?

I have had the same male paired up with a few typy blues so maybe we will have more litters soon. So exciting. Big smile
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Post by WindyHill on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:28 pm

Congrats on the litters!
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:02 am

Pix?
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Post by Lycrisa on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:55 am

As soon as I get home to where my camera is tomorrow!
I rechecked just a little while ago, before I was peeking in through the cage which sits on my night table. It seems I did catch her in the middle of delivering, as 6 babies almost doubled into 11.
4 bucks, 7 does. 4 have pink eyes. Only one noticeable runt too.
I think what I'm going to do is take out the runt, and foster a few of these over to Alice who only has the two of her own. I really wan to keep most of these guys to get my numbers up again. I feel weird about fostering them this time though. Should I reduce the litter more by than one? Counting the adults of breeding age I have...5 now. Better than 3 but not nearly sustainable. sorry for rambling, I swear I'll have pictures first thing tomorrow afternoon, of both litters.
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Post by Lycrisa on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:36 pm

Picture time Big smile

These are the original two babies..



Blue's 11 babies, three have pink eyes, not four :3
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:58 am

Oh, the original two look so fat and healthy! I'm glad!
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Post by Lycrisa on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:58 am

Thank you, I'm glad too.
I have to keep reminding myself that those two are only 6 days old.
Maybe it's the show typed father coming through?
I've never had babies get that big, that fast.
I love it either way. Your guys (I was looking at your thread a few minutes ago) are looking quite fat and happy too. <3
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Post by lunalady on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Glad to see your lines are growing. Congrats to you

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Post by Jenni on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:58 pm

Your babies look great!

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Post by doganddisc on Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:04 am

Oh fat little babies! Adorable Happy
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Post by WindyHill on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:04 pm

Adorable babies!
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