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Longhair

After a long stint of breeding texel mice I made the decision that I would prefer to focus on longhair instead. Longhair is a standardised variety that has been standardised for many years and is currently under represented at shows.

I have spent some time crossing all of my texel to pale self in the hopes of getting typier, better mice. All of these outcrosses resulted in short coated mice, some with curls and some not, but I selected the ones without curls and bred them again for longhair to appear.

I now have all longhair mice as a result of these crossings and have a long road ahead of me of careful selection and breeding to try to maintain type, and improve their (at current) quite spindly, thin coats. I am selecting for dense, thick coats that are as long as possible.

I will update with pictures as I breed better generations.