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Post by madmouse on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:32 pm

At what age can you tell an A^y brindle will be obese? I know that they can range from morbidly obese to slightly stout. Does the age at which obesity sets in indicate how severely affected the mouse will be? Do A^y brindles ever NOT get fat?

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:28 am

Sometimes obesity starts to show when they are still babies. Guaranteed, obesity will start to develop by three months of age. Madmouse, have either of the orangeybrowns become obese? I wondered last night if they were just really undermarked, sooty-ish brindles.
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Post by madmouse on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Nope, Mrs. Beach, the orangeybrowns are still pretty sleek. I am asking this question because I have a mouse who was thought to be a splashed brindle, but at 4mos she seems much too streamlined to be A^y. I will post photos of her on a new thread so the forum folks can help me identify her color.

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Yeah, interesting. I bought some what apparently were either brindle tris or RY tris at The Animal Exchange and tried fattening them up with seeds to no avail. I have concluded they are RY. Anyone want some pet type angora RY tricolors? One buck and two does. Oh, the buck is standard satin. First time I've ever seen tris in The Animal Exchanges gene pool.
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Post by LittleSniffs on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:52 pm

I am glad I checked here, I was going to email you Ann about Indie and Stry. My girls are FAT, I'll have to get pictures of them. They are some solid mice, LOL
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:14 pm

Cheri, you said you fed them a lot of treats. Don't do that to brindles! I forgot to tell you. Brindles never lose the weight, until they thin out as senior citizens. You need to keep your brindles lean on just lab blocks and cut vegetables. If they gain any weight it will never go away. Of course, fat brindles are very squishy, snuggly, and strokable, happy little critters!
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Post by Laigaie on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:24 pm

Are you meaning Avy when you type Ay? Ay is lethal yellow, or dominant red, as differentiated from Avy which is viable yellow, or American brindle.
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:58 pm

I was assuming she made a typo and meant A^vy, but it's a good question.
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Post by madmouse on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:33 pm

Laigaie: Yes! You are right. I have been forgetting there's a "v" in A^vy. Thanks for reminding me.

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Post by LittleSniffs on Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:23 am

Mrs. Beach wrote:Cheri, you said you fed them a lot of treats. Don't do that to brindles! I forgot to tell you. Brindles never lose the weight, until they thin out as senior citizens. You need to keep your brindles lean on just lab blocks and cut vegetables. If they gain any weight it will never go away. Of course, fat brindles are very squishy, snuggly, and strokable, happy little critters!

No they dont get as much as the other's, I've cut them back to healthy stuff. Stry isn't bad, but Indie is a blimp! LOL Poor Midnight gets taken out and treats alone. That mouse is so spoiled! LOL
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:50 pm

Their parents were both brindles and it's possible that Indie is a blimp because she's A^vy/A^vy and Stry is only A^vy/a. Their birthdates, BTW, are 5/2/12. Peds will be completed and scanned and emailed to you soon.
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