Hi, I know this may be a long shot but i have fallen in love
I am really interested in breeding Sable mice, only one problem :!:
I don't have any!!!!
If anyone has any or knows of anyone who may, please could you help me
I don't think you'll find anyone breeding sables, but to make them yourself you need reds and black tans. In England sable is genetically a red tan (Ay/at). I could point you to a couple of people with nice reds, but I don't know any black tan breeders personally.
They are difficult to breed for showing because they are prone to a lot of faults, more than self or tan mice, and you need to keep a fairly big stud if you are showing them because you can guarantee 95% of them will have some kind of moult mark when show day comes. Also, because of the red gene, they are prone to being obese and won't breed, so they have a short show life and you need to breed them younger than most other varieties. If you're not worried about showing then they're no more difficult than anything else!
Man i love sables
Thanks for the info Sarah Y, I would love to get hold of some good reds so please point me in the right direcion
What counts as a fairly big stud as far as numbers of bucks and does?
By the way I am not desperate to get sables on the show bench but i figure if i'm going to spend a lot of my time in the mouse shed looking at mice day after day then i might as well breed something i love the look of!!!! :lol:
As for Rhasputin, i jokingly meant literally post me a couple :lol: :lol:
Well I think I am about 37 miles from Central London. Surrey I believe is the county next to London. If you check out my pictures in the current litter forum to see if you like the mice. I have some more inventory style photos to come of each mouse in my hand.
OK so calling all genetics experts please could you let us newbies know i the mouse in the first pic is agouti or cinamon?
I ask because i have a few babies that look like that at the mo, and it is soooooo pretty