Want thicker fur on my texels. How???

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Want thicker fur on my texels. How???

Post by lunalady on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 pm

I need thicker fur on texels. Should I breed a standard to my texels or maybe a longhair? If I want to add more curly, I know I can breed my best to each other but, are than any other options? Robin

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Post by Stina on Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:23 am

pretty much the same....just only breed the ones with the thickest, curliest coats.

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Post by lunalady on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:40 am

Should I breed in a standard or longhair also to help my lines?

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Post by kawmice on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:12 pm

You always want to bring in new blood at some point anyway. You could get a nice texel from another breeder or you can breed them to an angora OR a standard. Angora will lengthen the coat. Standard - all depends on the mice.
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Post by Stina on Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:00 am

Standard *could* make the coat worse b/c you don't know what modifiers for angora and rex are hidden behind the standard coat. Personally, unless you can find a really spectacular rex, angora, or texel (from a line that consistently produced better animals than what you have), I would work on improving the line you have...you don't want to bring in new genes too often (unless you have real problems you need to work out) or you won't be increasing the concentration of modifying genes that will really improve the line...and could introduce genes that will make things harder.

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Post by lunalady on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:41 pm

Thanks for all the info. Very helpful Surprised

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