Pet Mice Forum banner
1 - 20 of 36 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,254 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm hoping this is finally a pearl,I've only seen a picture not a live one before.There were three in the litter,two does and a buck.Alas the buck was one of those flat bellied weaklings and has had to go.I am hoping to mate the two does back to the father but hes very old with a lump that has just burst.Hope he can hang on a few more weeks.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,974 Posts
According to Finnmouse: http://www.hiiret.fi/eng/breeding/varieties/pearl.html

...they're a/a B/b C/* D/* P/* si/si, i.e. a heterozygous chocolate who is silvered on a black background.

They always struck me as a particularly delicate-looking variety, but still beautiful. Only one person on this continent breeds them, but I've heard that they (hers at least) have really wonky molts that prevent most of them from being shown...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,817 Posts
Very pretty; I think my transgenic line has produced individuals who look like this. (The transgenic factor produces a lot of 'mock' types of meeces.) They are sort of like roans, aren't they? Except for the gradual shading into the white belly. I thought pearl ratties were sort of marbled looking.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,254 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
What going into creating pearls then ? or is it a case of mixing certain colours/genes over a period of time and hoping one pops up??
as ever I know nothing.I had very dark silver greys crop up with a white base to their coat,presumably pearls of a sort and I have selected for lightness from them.The mouse in the picture has a white undercoat but I think could do with more defined dark tips at the end.I was under the impression that they can't be made as such.The owner of the last pearl buck pictured on the lscmr website also gave me a couple of bucks from its last litter before it died.I mated these to my lightest silver greys.The two bucks were black as they were outcrosses.I've kept this line seperate and inbred constantly.So far just two silver greys from them and loads of black ones.
 
1 - 20 of 36 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top