I just got an email from the breeder of their parents, and she also says they are chocolate, but very light because they have chincilla in their pedigree... So now I am really confused, 3 breeders have said they are Burmese, and one have said they are chocolate, and now you also say they look like chocolate :lol:sarahc said:We don't have burmese over hear,hence the lack of response I would think.I can't tell you what they are.To me they look chocolate.
Thank you so much for your answerOca2 said:Father & babies look like burmeses to me. About having chinchilla in their pedigree: it is of course possible for a chocolate to have chinchilla genes, or even a burmese to have chocolate dilution! Another genotype that makes brownish mice is a/a c^ch/c. :mrgreen: I have never bred any pointed varieties (except gerbils...), so I really have no hands on experience with them, so I would not say for certain.
Can you recommend anything I should breed the male with, to find out, 100% if he is Burmese or chocolate ? Can he be Burmese even if none of his parents is Burmese/Siamese ?
The girl in your first post is blue (or lilac) sable.
Again, what should I breed her with, to find out what color she is ?
1) Chocolate: any blacks and you'll know he wasn't a chocolate; or 2) siamese: any blacks and you'll know he wasn't a burmese. Of course neither of these crosses alone can eliminate the possibility that he is both.Natashia said:Can you recommend anything I should breed the male with, to find out, 100% if he is Burmese or chocolate ?
Yes.Natashia said:Can he be Burmese even if none of his parents is Burmese/Siamese ?
I think she is obviously homozygous for blue dilution, so what you would be trying to find out is wether she is homozygous for chocolate dilution as well. For that purpose, any male homozygous for chocolate dilution would do: if you get any non-chocolate babies, you'll know the mum was not a chocolate (or lilac in this case). The best cross would be lilac tan.Natashia said:Again, what should I breed her with, to find out what color she is ?
I was just tossing ideas in the air, but it is always a possibility. :mrgreen:Natashia said:So he could be a chocolate burmese ?? OMG, it's getting more and more complicated :lol:
My mistake.Natashia said:I did breed him with a chocolate, and there were no blacks, (there are pics of the offsprings on the first page).
If he is burmese, you'll get 50% burmese and 50% siamese. And if he is something else, I think you'll still find out by sorting out the babies.Natashia said:I will try and breed him with a siamese, I actually have female that is ready to be bred now