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When to no breed

Post by LittleSniffs on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:00 pm

I was trying to get more black tans, so I put dad with a daughter. She had a litter of maybe 6 but then didn't nurse them and I didn't have another doe to foster so I lost all of them. She is the best looking one of the 5 I have and would really like to try again but not sure if I should. Someone had suggested I put two does in with dad and see how that went. That if anything I would hopefully get some out of it, but I don't want to get too many mice at once.

So advice would be appreciated :-)
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Post by candycorn on Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:59 pm

I would try one more time. Sometimes mommas don't get it the first time. Put in both daughters and just heavily cull if you are up to it. Otherwise just try the one again. Good luck
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Post by Stina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:09 pm

I would try again with her as well....abandonment is likely the doe not feeling well, or just her instincts not kicking in, and is more forgiveable than if she culls her litter.

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Post by lunalady on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:46 pm

Should she wait a certain period till breeding again? I ask this ? Because I had the same situation. I was going to wait 3 months. What is the recommended time?

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Post by Mrs. Beach on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Breed another litter at the same time so you'll have a foster mother ready.
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Post by LittleSniffs on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:06 pm

lunalady wrote:Should she wait a certain period till breeding again? I ask this ? Because I had the same situation. I was going to wait 3 months. What is the recommended time?

It's been a good 3 months for me already and I plan to do it in April. So by then it would be 5 months.
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Post by LittleSniffs on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:07 pm

Thanks everyone for your advice!!!
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