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 #2016961


Greatballzofire
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 Ginger


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Ginger is my newest mouse. I am hoping he will produce young like himself. I have matched him up with two of my lightest females. I didn’t pair him with any albinos as the albino gene tends to overwhelm other genes.



06/05/09  07:58pm

 #2017054


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2016961


 Ginger

He’s beautiful! Does that color have a specific name? Hopefully your girls will give you some babies that look like him.

Speaking of genetics, you said that albino overwhelms other genes? Does this mean that I’d have a better chance of getting some babies the color of your new mouse if I bred my females to a non-albino male? My girls had some sisters that were that color, but my male is an albino.



06/05/09  11:32pm

 #2017136


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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2017054


 Ginger

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Ginger looks like the fawn.
I think you might get some this color if your mice carry this gene. You will get a lot of albinos, too, though. I am just going my my own experience here, not any scientific data.



06/06/09  08:19am

 #2017141


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2017136


 Ginger

Another link about this color.
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I don’t know if he is recessive yellow or lethal yellow. As he matures I will find out if he gets too fat. This reminds me of a gene in humans that causes both red hair and obesity. Not all red haired people have this gene, or I would be fat! LOL!
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06/06/09  09:09am

 #2017292


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2017141


 Ginger

lol, nice! Hopefully he’s recessive.

So, I’d have a better chance of getting some yellow babies if I bred my females to another dark mouse? Or at least one that wasn’t albino? Because I ended up with 24 babies, 10 being brown, and 14 being white.



06/06/09  02:25pm

 #2017327


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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2017292


 Ginger

He’s not fawn, fawn are that color but have pink eyes. Just a little tidbit there..



06/06/09  03:18pm

 #2017435


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  Message To: Chaotictiger   In reference to Message Id: 2017327


 Ginger

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The link:
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said that they can have either pink or black eyes. Ginger has black eyes.
I think he is recessive yellow. I looked at him today in good light and he does look a little sooty as they describe the young ones to look.
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06/06/09  05:56pm

 #2017475


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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2017435


 Ginger

Hopefully so! I think he’s old enough that he’d already be showing signs of obesity or other health problems though, don’t you? He looks full grown in the pictures.



06/06/09  07:23pm

 #2017712


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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2017475


 Ginger

He’s about 6 weeks old, approximately. Old enough to breed for a male, but still has some growing to do. He seems to be healthy so far. His ladies have accepted him ( I put them all together in a fresh neutral tub). Usually if there is anything wrong with a mouse the others know, and it shows in their behavior.



06/07/09  08:13am

 #2017912


Fairy Frog Mother
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2017712


 Ginger

I have a female that colour. Shes recessive with black eyes. I love the red ones. I soooo want to breed and get rex’s and Angoras! Need to find a source to get an Angora male and Rex Female. (Ok not for snake food, but my snakes are too big for mice anyhow, and when/if they have a clutch, it wont matter for pinkies or fuzzies as they wont have too much hair then)



06/07/09  03:35pm

 #2018188


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  Message To: Fairy Frog Mother   In reference to Message Id: 2017912


 Ginger

Too bad they don’t sell live mice on the Internet like they do snakes! Shipping is super expensive.

After I put Ginger with his two females, I added my reddest female (she is a sort of reddish chestnut color) and an albino female, as well. These females had all been raised together in the same grow-out tub, and are compatible.



06/07/09  09:38pm


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