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Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

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Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby zebrafox » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Mitch is in Siberia as we speak. He has purchased a domestic mink and will be returning with it
I will be flying to his place in florida to meet this mink, interact with it, and take more photos and video
here are some photos they sent me from siberia
the spotty one with renee is her mink, our first Russian domestic mink to come to the USA!. his name is harvey
if he is awesome, i might need to get one lol :)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby the_unstable » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:06 pm

Ahhh this is so exciting! I love mink!
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Talys » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Woaaah! :agreed: Their expressions are so taking! I love it
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby zebrafox » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:52 pm

they call the spotted morph "Leopard"
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby sarajeku » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:59 pm

That color is so cute! I always thought they were skinnier. It looks so chunky (maybe fluffy?) :lol:
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Crafty » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:01 am

Oh my god, that is so amazing! I want one so bad! Do you know how much they are going to generally~ cost?
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He's beautiful

Postby Trefoil » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:52 am

Please tell us more about the Russian domestic mink (in english please)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Lasergrl » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:28 pm

There are usually some spotted ones like that at mt. Hope. They call it jaguar around here. Definitely NOT domestic temperament though. Someone is always dumb enough to stick their finger in the cage. They clamp down like pittbulls!
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby the_unstable » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:54 pm

I wish I didn't live so far from Ohio. I'd love to get some of the mink. Do you remember about how much they cost, Lasergrl? Do they ever have any really young ones?
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby zebrafox » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Will tell more about the mink after I hang out with them in a week or so

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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:47 pm

I was considering buying one from there a while ago & after doing a fair bit of hunting & google translating through the institutes website I found that all the domestic mink are this spotted/leopard/ karelian colour because they found that the temperament was linked to the coat colour/patterns, as the photographs & diagrams in this paper show, which is further explained in the English summary at the bottom: http://www.bionet.nsc.ru/vogis/pict_pdf ... 1_2_08.pdf

Heres a photospam from their site of various mink colour variations: http://www.bionet.nsc.ru/booklet/Engl/E ... sEngl.html
(black cross is my favourite, having met one from a fur farm irl)

& here seems to be a complete list of colour variation (I think): http://www.bionet.nsc.ru/en/science/app ... minks.html

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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Trefoil » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:06 pm

I don't remember what they went for, but a couple of years ago a pair went through. One was white with black spots and the other was black with white spots. They were absolutely gorgeous. And nasty. I think it very likely that the pictures on the links don't do them justice. The ones at Mt. Hope were so pretty I could almost overlook the temperament.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby sarajeku » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:10 pm

omg! ImageI have several favorites now. Karelskaya spotted, Black cross/Black snow, Black crystal, and Chalcedony.
I wonder if the "crystal" ever pops up in other colors other than black. Like platinum, or snow-lilac. THAT would be amazing. What's up with that swedish buff's face?? It looks more like a seal! Image
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Lasergrl » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:12 am

So....anyone else notice the domestic otters?
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby sarajeku » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:18 am

I noticed that too!
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