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Old 08-16-2018, 10:57 PM   #1
Auna
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Default Hamster Genetic Backround

Hello everyone! I was curious about genetic backrounds. The well-known breeders here seem to know their hamsters genetic backrounds very well. Where i live there is no breeders. As you know i have bred before. They were hamsters from pet stores. Different pet stores with different suppliers but still pet stores. Any way. I don't know a pet store hamsters genetic backround. Is there any way to find that out. Like ancestry dna for hamsters or something. I don't know what they carry. I only know what's on the outside. I am actually taking a break from breeding for 1-3 years but i am curious.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster Genetic Backround

No there is nothing like that with hamsters. The only way to find out is by doing test matings to see what comes out for carried genes.
Some hamsters colours will clearly show what they are and what genes they will always pass on but hidden recessive genes are more complicated.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:47 PM   #3
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No there is nothing like that with hamsters. The only way to find out is by doing test matings to see what comes out for carried genes.
Some hamsters colours will clearly show what they are and what genes they will always pass on but hidden recessive genes are more complicated.
Did you start out with pet store hamsters or no?
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:04 PM   #4
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We had pet store hamsters as 'pets' but we started out with hamsters from known backgrounds and pedigrees which we got from established breeders. We are still keeping that original line running back to our first pedigree hamsters. We tend to keep males then when they are a good age to assess their heath and temperament will bring in a female from another line to breed with.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:39 PM   #5
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Ah okay. Thank you.
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