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Breeding advice please...asap.

Post by Ratticus Rattus esq » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:41:48



Well I've had the boys here since the 3rd. Looks like both girls are
in estrus. Do you kind people think I should go ahead with plan A or
Plan B

Plan A: ONLY put my two partial norways (Alphonse and Celistina)
together and put Gaston and Belle in seprate cages for a week to give
the other two time together and hopefully reproduce succesfully?

OR

Plan B: Just pair them all up in seperate cages and excpect two
litters of pups as once? Natrually that means Gaston and Belle
breeding as well as the other two.

Or am I just dithering to much?

 
 
 

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Post by Jacki » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:37:06




Quote:
> Plan A: ONLY put my two partial norways (Alphonse and Celistina)

What is a partial Norway?
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Jackie
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Post by Andre » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:50:31




Quote:
> Well I've had the boys here since the 3rd. Looks like both girls are
> in estrus. Do you kind people think I should go ahead with plan A or
> Plan B

> Plan A: ONLY put my two partial norways (Alphonse and Celistina)
> together and put Gaston and Belle in seprate cages for a week to give
> the other two time together and hopefully reproduce succesfully?

> OR

> Plan B: Just pair them all up in seperate cages and excpect two
> litters of pups as once? Natrually that means Gaston and Belle
> breeding as well as the other two.

> Or am I just dithering to much?

Is It your first time? From what I've observed, a lot of breeders plan two
litters together so that if the worst happens and one mother is unable to
take care of her litter, they have another litter to slip the unfortunates
into.
 
 
 

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Post by Schiffne » Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:14:38


On Apr 22, 8:37?pm, "Jackie" <buckhousecrew*Spam-Me-

Quote:


> > Plan A: ONLY put my two partial norways (Alphonse and Celistina)

> What is a partial Norway?

Judging by bone structure the Cellistina is likely 1/8th or less
norwary rat (wharf rat) and Alphonse is at least 1/4 norway (wharf
rat) it should make a decent breeding due to temperment and potential
for longer life...in theory.

Quote:

> Jackie
> Ably Hindered by The Buck House Crew

lol...that's why I keep mine AWAY from the computer.
--
Keith
 
 
 

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Post by Schiffne » Sat, 25 Apr 2009 01:16:33




Quote:

> > Well I've had the boys here since the 3rd. Looks like both girls are
> > in estrus. Do you kind people think I should go ahead with plan A or
> > Plan B

> > Plan A: ONLY put my two partial norways (Alphonse and Celistina)
> > together and put Gaston and Belle in seprate cages for a week to give
> > the other two time together and hopefully reproduce succesfully?

> > OR

> > Plan B: Just pair them all up in seperate cages and excpect two
> > litters of pups as once? Natrually that means Gaston and Belle
> > breeding as well as the other two.

> > Or am I just dithering to much?

> Is It your first time? From what I've observed, a lot of breeders plan two
> litters together so that if the worst happens and one mother is unable to
> take care of her litter, they have another litter to slip the unfortunates
> into.

Yes AND good reminder. I'm used to birthing babies, just not this
small. Cats, dogs, hogs helped on a few cattle and a horse. The
alpacas don't count as you just leave them alone. Oh and two VERY rare
hairless great apes (unrelated to gorillas or orang's)
--
Keith