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Hi there,
I'm hoping you can help me. I've purchased a male and female mouse from a pet store. I'm curious if they do breed, what colors might be produced. The Mother is Pure Albino and the Father a pale Beige, (no white), and I suspect that it might not be a pure color strain. What colors might I expect......and how in the world would I know, will it show up as a Phenotype? (Showing color)?

Thanks,
Krissy

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Hi Kirstenmarie,

Are you on Facebook? I have a group called Rats and Mice are Awesome (to find it search just Rats are Awesome; sadly, mice didn't make it into the FB title) and a program for breeders. One of our admin is a breeder and she talks to people about all the aspects of breeding that a person should know; in the group we also have a document called Common Issues with lists of links about breeding, colors  and types, and genetics, and FB groups for breeders and genetics.

If you aren't on FB do a follow up here and I will give you a better answer!!

Squeaks n giggles,

Natasha

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

Experience

I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

Organizations
I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

Education/Credentials
B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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