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Post by Mrs. Beach Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:47 pm

At last, Hipsebah (c^e/c^h brindle tricolor, high white) is pregnant by Mr. Saturday Dance (c^e/c^e satin tricolor)! At this time she is estimated to have 14 babies on Feb. 22nd. Among these babies will be the first beige brindle tricolor(s) of Mrs. Beach's Brindle Empire!

Excited!!!!!!!
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Post by kawmice Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:57 pm

Congrats!!!
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Post by IrisheaglesOne Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:16 pm

This is wonderful news! Long Live The Empire!! With Beige too!! Whooo Hooo! Woot!
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Post by LittleSniffs Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Congrads!!! Can't wait to see pictures!
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Post by mouselover01 Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:23 pm

YAYAYAYAYA! Congrats!!
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Post by tinyhartmouseries Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:00 pm

AWW! Freaking out here! I cannot wait!!!! Laughing
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Post by thistlebrook Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:49 pm

dance Can't wait to see pics!
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Post by Mrs. Beach Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:42 am

(Lotta excited pink mice in this thread!) From her sudden 2g increase today, I am thinking Hipsebah might deliver as early as Feb. 20. That's Monday! Shoot! And I'll be in Pennsylvania, helping me dad! I'm actually about to leave for PA for a day trip to take him to a doctor. No time to go over Hip's numbers and straighten this out. Hope to have time Saturday. The genetic odds are 1-4 beige brindle tris in this litter. I am also breeding her sister, Lara, who only carries s, to the same male, Mr. Saturday Dance (whose spotting pattern is so wonderful).
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Post by GypsyTails Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Ooooh, I can't wait!

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Post by Mrs. Beach Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:06 pm

She gained 3g today! Very like her mom, Supergirl. Lots of big gains at the end. Forgot that when I made original projection. Looking more like 10 babies, now.
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Post by Mrs. Beach Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:11 am

OK. I'm settling on a prediction of 13 babies on Tuesday, 2/21
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Post by Mrs. Beach Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:33 pm

Hipsebah's numbers confirm that she will deliver tomorrow, Weds., 2/22, my first predicted due date. Her numbers are very interesting. Looks like nine babies at this point.
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Post by lunalady Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:53 pm

Oh the suspense is killing me. Can't wait till tomorrow. Let us know when it all goes down. woo woo!!

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Post by GypsyTails Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:30 am

Awe! I was hoping for Mardi Gras babies. I guess I will have to settle for Ash Wednesday babies instead..... Wink

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Post by LittleSniffs Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:43 am

It's so funny how everyone gets excited for mouse babies! Most people think I'm a dork when I start talking about our mice! LOL
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Post by lunalady Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:15 am

People don't think i'm a dork. Just plum crazy. Which is sort of true. dance

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Post by Mrs. Beach Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:54 am

LittleSniffs, you are in mouse culture here! Go ahead! Be yourself!

Hipsebah's numbers were so unusual. They indicated a D/R two digits higher than any other mouse in my study and I didn't believe it so cast my prediction with a lower one. Hipsebah went ahead and had only four babies! She had an extremely high personal weight gain so that less of her total gain was babies. (D/R predicts that.)

The babies weighed an average of 2.25g at birth (litter weight divided by number of babies). This was just before 3:00 a.m. There had been no babies yet at 12:30 a.m. This morning the four weigh 2.8g, 2.7g, 2.4g, and 2.0g. I'm holding onto the 2.0g until the colors come in in case it is the beige brindle tri. There is only a 12.5% chance of a beige brindle tri and with only four babies my chances are greatly reduced. Besides, 2.0 is larger than most babies born recently in the Brindle Empire. Hipsebah's mate is from the Victorian Line which is beige tris bred for type and size, so I was expecting rather large babies.

Hipsebah is a very calm, attentive mother and the babies are all doing extremely well.
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Post by kawmice Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:43 pm

Congrats!! Can't wait for updates and pictures!
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Post by Mrs. Beach Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:18 am

Some black came in on one. All babies are either c^e/c^e or c^e/c^h, so that one is splashed. It can’t be A^vy (or the splashed part would be orange, not black), so it must be a beige tricolor or colorpoint beige tricolor. Another baby is showing a grayish smudge on its head. It miiiiight be an overmarked brindled spot. The black of the brindled area would be coming in about now. The other two babies are just pink. Orange brindle is one of the very last colors to come in, so I have to wait! Also, beige is very late to show. Oh, the suspense!

All babies are s/s and very probably high white, so I will have to search for their colored “spots”.

Leaving for PA to help my elderly father tomorrow morning. Not back until late Monday night. Woo, what I'll see then!
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Post by GypsyTails Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:01 pm

LittleSniffs wrote:It's so funny how everyone gets excited for mouse babies! Most people think I'm a dork when I start talking about our mice! LOL

Friday, I had a co-worker tell me that I am a very interesting person since I was hand feeding my orphaned babies. Not everyone understands the joy of mouse babies...

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Post by Mrs. Beach Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:30 am

Back from PA. No orange yet! There was a 50% chance of A^vy. Is it possible I didn't get any? I'm figuring since they're all very high white, perhaps I can't see the orange parts. I should wait until they grow up and see who becomes obese!
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Post by Mrs. Beach Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Here are the bubs, Day 8. Left to right, Bub 1 (doe with the black near her eye), Bub 2 (doe), Bub 3 (buck), and Bub 4 (buck).
Hipsebah is pregnant! HSD-12Day8002
Hipsebah is pregnant! HSD-12Day8001
Hipsebah is pregnant! HSD-12Day8003

50% of this litter is supposed to be brindle, and I don't see any orange!
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Post by kawmice Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:32 am

It is funny what genetics and nature can do to screw with our plans. Lol
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Post by Mrs. Beach Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:43 am

Thanks for your sympathy! Is it possible for genetics to freak out this way?
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Post by tinyhartmouseries Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:39 am

To me, bub 3 appears to be broken brindle.
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