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I'm completely new to this and was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what my doe Sandy is.
Also, you can't see it in the pictures, but she has verticle thin stripes going down her forehead.
Thanks everyone :)

Sorry, the pictures are pretty blury, I don't have a very good camera.






 

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Ooo, it says they should be bred early due to the risk of obesity.
This applies for American brindles, too, right?
At what age should I breed her?
 

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That article is talking about American brindles only unless otherwise stated ;) UK brindles are very hard to breed well, unlike their American counterparts (unfortunately). Have you got any other mice? I thought you only had the one doe (which is not great by the way, you need at least two does as they need company).
 

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Well my boyfriend has a buck, which we had planned on breeding.
Oh, I didn't know they needed company. I will get another doe in the next few days definitely :)
 

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The best thing to do is to read up on breeding before you decide to go ahead. Obviously whatever genes the parents have can pass on to the babies, so you need to know what these are and any risks. For example, as that website showed brindles are likely to become obese. You may well decide that this is not a trait you want to risk producing in your babies.
 
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