No.danniixx said:I had said I wanted to breed himalayans to show standard. However, I currently have 2 female PEWS, pet store bought but they are healthy, large ears good coat etc can I breed them up to standard if I get a show type buck?
As Cait says, adding pet stock into breeding lines is never going to win you anything in a show.danniixx said:hmm so for my first go at breeding show stock himi wouldnt be the way to go? I wouldnt be showing them properly till next year so Id have a year to get them to a fair standard- whatever I breed. What other varieties would be good for a first timer?
this is what I was talking about, rather than anything else...danniixx said:What other varieties would be good for a first timer?
Selfs aren't easier! I think marked are easier - all you have to do is produce millions and wait for a well marked one to pop out, and as long as it's the best marked on the day it wins! Selfs are far more difficult in my opinion. Marked are more down to luck of the draw.ian said:Maybe PEW?
I started with Rump whites which I've found really difficult but I've made some progress and been able to show a bit although I started breeding blue and blacks recently and have had more success at shows than I have yet to have with the rump whites. Selfs are easier but marked are more rewarding, it depends what you want out of showing. I would recommend picking a variety which you would enjoy seeing every day for the forseeable future.
... says the self breeder! All varieties have their difficulties. You could argue that selfs are easier since you get more showable mice per litter and once you have got your selfs to a certain standard they will keep producing more decent selfs, whereas marked can be back to square one every time. It all depends on how you look at these things. Also, how many marked win BIS compared to selfs??? :shock:Loganberry said:Selfs aren't easier! I think marked are easier