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I'm getting some brindles!

4166 Views 31 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Velvet_Meece
a real good friend of mine (Jan Alston) has very kindly let me have a couple of brindle does to breed. I gave her the buck she used, and he produced her 6 brindles in 3 litters! Which is a high percentage! Anyway, I am thrilled, I will be getting these on the 14th June hopefully at a cavy show I'm going to judge pets and Juvs at. I really can't wait. Pics taken by Jan...



A very happy Vi xxx
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I'm looking forward to them, and I am no stranger to hard varieties and 'lethal' genes. I am always up for increasing numbers!

Vi x
in breeding dal X dal cavies the double up of the dal gene, much like a the male brindles has the same effect. In cavies the babies with deformaties are call anothalmic or microthalmic whites (or something with similar names, tis hard to spell!). theyre born with pink eyes, if they have any at all, and are white. deformaties include no teeth, no organs ect, most die without having to cull (and this type of thing being born is the only reason a cavy breeder would cull, as cavies are born fully developed)
this is avoided in cavies by using selfs though. However i know you cant get over it that easy in mice since its sex linked, but maybe one day a buck will be born without this lethal outcome? never know when mutations will appear in the genes. but untill then, what has to be done, has to be done!!

vi x
well I have them noooow! and they are sooooo stunning. Jan was very generous and actually gave me 3 rather than 2! One has gone in with my argente buck, Cameo, and she's looking round now after 2 weeks so looks like I'll have my first brindle litter in a week or so. The other two will go in with him soon too. I idealy didn't want them all to go in with the same buck, but I don't have any other suitable! Cameo will do for now though, I'll try get hold of some more bucks at London champs maybe :)

pic of the 3rd doe...

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