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Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:15 pm

Woah! I didn't think it could be so effective. Well I can be less impressed by that mink then xD
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Minkenry » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:10 pm

HEY YOU FOUND IT!!!!! I've actually been looking for that picture for a while now! As fare as mink go, the biggest mink I've ever seen or held was 9lbs. He was the largest mink on the farm. Here he is....

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At the farm this mink lives at they only have a mink that large born once every 3 or 4 years, and this guy keeps 2,000 breeder females! That means his heard of mink raise around 10,000 babies a year! That means about 5,000 males a year are born, so for his heard only one out of every 15,000-20,000 mink grow to 9lbs or more!!! I have heard of a 12lb mink before, but I've never seen one bigger than this 9 pounder. In the same farm they only have one out of every 1,000 or so males that get above 8 lbs, and they specifically breed for size (along with other desirable traits for the fur trade). In mink farms they keep their mink extremely fat. I'm getting a 7 month old 8lb male on Tuesday, and I'll be dropping his weight down to what I call wild weight (very little body fat, with fit strong muscles), so we'll see how much he weighs when I get him all fit and strong.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:16 am

Yay, I've been somewhat useful! xD
& I saw those, that mink is impressive! I'd love a giant one like that, I hope you can get him when the farm is done with him. If you do & then breed him to Missy or Roxy I will be extremely jealous of the kits! ;)
Wow, if ones that size are that rare I'm guessing he's worth quite a bit? & I've noticed the bulge those farmed mink have xD I really want to avoid letting mine become like that. It will be interesting to see what your new male actually should weigh when you're done with him.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Elina » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:49 pm

vulpis wrote: Elina's moving to the US?! When? :O I never knew about this. In which state is she planning on going? And will she bring all her foxes with her?


Old post but thought I should reply anyhow. Yes FrothingMagpies, I do let people meet my foxes :-). We attend exotics events every year.
Yes I plan to move back to the US when I have a chance, I have been working 80-100 hour weeks so I have had no time to go over for interviews and such :icon-frown: . damn work! Anyhow when I get a chance obviously I am taking all my fur kids, I would never be parted from them.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:44 am

Hi! So it would really be okay if I came over sometime to visit you & your foxes sometime? I would really treasure that oppertunity, I love meeting people passionate about animals too ^.^ & I would love to actually see your foxes, even if they're shy with strangers it would be great to see what they're really like. I'd love a fox (like pretty much everyone on this board, lol) someday in the future, & sometimes I think meeting the animal you want can give you a much better impression as to what they really need, like meeting a really hyper dog, you get a much better idea of how much excersize it needs more so than a photo xD

& I'm sorry that work is getting in the way of your plans! It must be so frustrating, even just on a day to day basis without all the streess of moving. & I could never imagine you parting with half of your family ;)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Elina » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:51 pm

Yeah I totally understand wanting to meet one. . . or more before getting your own. If I had the chance I would have too.
I am sure we can work something out :icon-wink: .
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:33 pm

That's wonderful! It won't be for a while though, I have a really busy few months coming up & some nasty expenses on their way too, but maybe after then we can arrange something? I would be so grateful :)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Elina » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:14 pm

Sure :icon-wink: .
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