Tan Triumph or Tan Tragedy???

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Tan Triumph or Tan Tragedy???

Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:50 pm

I bred my best black tan doe to her brother, who had dubious type but was quite large... I was hoping that mom would impart at least a bit of type to a new litter of black tans....
After she'd been in with her mate for several month with a weight gain of only 3 grams, I found one PE male baby in with them one day. It was the only "litter" that ever took me by surprise! She was a decent mother, but has since never produced again, and is now nearing a year.
This baby is now around 2.5 months old. He is 57g, has small ears, no taper to his tail set, and has a less than appealing structure overall. However...his tan is the most clear, darkest, 100% American tan I've ever seen in my mousery on a PE mouse. He doesn't even have much of a chin spot. Now, if only he was a gorgeously typed black tan. I don't know whether to *headdesk* or jump for joy. I suppose I could do both at once. Sad Surprised

Here he is!





This pic is a little washed out but shows you that his tan is pretty even too.


How can I best use him with out taking too many steps backwards???
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:31 pm

(Oh, gorgeaous! Lilac tan, do you think?) If you want typey black tans, breed him to a big, black doe! Then breed each generation back to the big, black doe so they will attain her size and type.
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Hey Ann! Thank you! He is pink eyed black tan, whether that is lilac or dove. I have bred black tans for awhile now and have been having trouble getting my mice to produce black tan does.
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Weird! (a/a p/p would be lilac according to the chart I have.)
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Post by [Dino] on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:22 am

Over here we call aa pp dove (dovegrey) and aa bb dd lilac

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:57 pm

Yes. It's a peculiar and inconvenient phenomenon.
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Post by lunalady on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:29 am

Oh what a looker.

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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:27 pm

Thank you Luna!
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Post by lunalady on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:21 pm

If you don't want him, I would glady take him.

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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:46 pm

I will let you know! Right now I am still trying to breed him, so his kids might be available for RF
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Post by lunalady on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:21 pm

I will take whatever. Happy Oh yeah!

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Post by lunalady on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:49 pm

How is breedinging?? If any bucks become available that look like Dad I will take one. And If you want to get rid of him, I will be interested in him. Robin

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Post by Laigaie on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:52 pm

You're going to give me a run for my money on those pink-eyed tans!
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:18 am

He just produced a litter, all of whom are spoken for, or I am keeping ATM. They look good, with one real shocker of a silver tan doe!
Thanks everyone!!!
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:20 pm

Let's see a pick of the shocking silver tan doe!
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