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Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:39 pm

I know that most of those colours should probably also be availible in fur farms over in they US, but probably under different names, & yup they used to want to breed otters but they were to difficult to get to breed as far as I can remember, & they've abandoned that breeding program now I believe
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The otters

Postby Trefoil » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:45 am

I noticed them. I would love one ( or3,4....) as soon as I win the lottery and can provide proper habitat for them.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby caninesrock » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:59 pm

That spotted mink is gorgeous. ^^
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Realtree1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:50 am

caninesrock wrote:That spotted mink is gorgeous. ^^

:agreed:
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:36 am

Any more news on Harvey? ^.^
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby caninesrock » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:03 pm

FrothingMagpies wrote:Any more news on Harvey? ^.^

Whose Harvey?
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby FrothingMagpies » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:25 pm

Zebrafox said that's the name of the spotted mink that's being imported now in the first post ^.^
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby caninesrock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:18 pm

FrothingMagpies wrote:Zebrafox said that's the name of the spotted mink that's being imported now in the first post ^.^

Oh. I missed that. Ha ha. XD

Thanks. ^^
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Minkenry » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:43 pm

So what's the update on the domestic mink in the U.S.? I see all the posts are quite old. Was it a flop? I really dislike the look of these domesticated mink. No offence but they don't look like mink to me. More like ugly ferrets (sorry but ever since my first mink ferrets have just looked ugly to me). Sorry to be so negative. If I could get my hands on a good male I'd cross her over my female Roxy. She's got a GREAT temperament, and is WAY prettier in my opinion. The babies would all come out their beautiful natural brown color, as that color is dominant and that's what color Roxy is. I really don't like these spotted mink. I've seen a few that I like, but for the most part it makes them unappealing to me. But like I said, the beautiful thing is, just one out cross and they loose that ugly color and go back to the natural brown again :-)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Minkenry » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:48 pm

I do think it's cool that these researchers have found what I've always been preaching to be the truth. I've ALWAYS told people, lighter colored mink are easier to handle than the darker ones. And what did these researchers find? The lighter colored mink were easier to domesticate, and the black ones were the ones who ended up being bred for their higher aggression. I love when science proves you right :-)
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby Realtree1 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:02 pm

Sadly the instituation is a huge monopoly and any mink you would get from them would be sterile.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:02 pm

One person bought a domestic mink in USA but that was it so far due to price and we don't know who since they don't come her to post and it would be unethical for anyone who does know to say as you don't tattle on your clients. I think the name of the mink was posted her somewhere though.
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby zebrafox » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:43 pm

Harveys doing great. Will put together some photos and news on him to post

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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby caninesrock » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:57 pm

Cool. Can't wait to hear about and see photos of Harvey. ^^
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Re: Russian Domestic Mink - First Importation

Postby zebrafox » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:17 pm

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Harvey has an awesome enclosure. He walks great on a leash and is super social. Loves playing with people.

Here is another cute mink at the institute. He looks like a skunk!Image

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