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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-20-2004, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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How long does everyone give their females between litters?


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well, it depends..... minimum is usually 2 months. Depending on the female and the litter size.


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I used to give about 3 months, when I was breeding Mike and Alice. Of course, she just seemed to conveniently go into heat after 12 weeks, not at 8 weeks.

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I figure I'll give her a month after her babies are weaned. Then I would stick her in with a male, but my luck they never get preggers till over a month after being with a boy.

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I think I'm gonna go with the 2 month mark, depending on how my chins do with their litters.


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I know nothing about chins, so this is just a 'naive' question....

Does breeding them in such a short time between litters, not affect their health?
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A lot of big ranchers strive for breedback meaning they want the females to get pregnant again right after giving birth...I'm sure it does drain them and I wouldn't do it, but they continue to produce healthy kits if the mothers are strong and healthy themselves. Again, I wouldn't personally do that...I have 2 kids that are 6 days short of a year apart...I often wish I had had a break, but that wasn't the case. I wouldn't wish that on anyone, 2 legs or 4! I'll probably give my females 3-4 months inbetween pregnancies, that way they can rebuild their resources and ensure their health.

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I prefer to give my females at least 2 months after weaning kits to rebuild their resources, etc. Nicole, chinchillas will go into heat immediately after giving birth and if they get pregnant at that point, a female is nursing kits as well as pregnant at the same time. I typically separate my females before they give birth to prevent this, then re-introduce the father a week later. They will go into heat again 30-40 days after the kits are born and if it's her first litter or she's had a break, I'll allow them to mate. If it's time for a break, I'll separate them. I try to keep a close eye on heat cycles so I'm able to do this.

I heard somewhere that ranchers allow 5 kits per year or something similar, I'm not certain. The 5 kits could be 5 litters or 2 litters was my understanding.

Then again, I just had a friend lose a very dear chin who had 5 week old kits to pyometra and a uterine wall tear. The vet said it was from over breeding, but I know this breeder watches her chins carefully and would never purposely over breed them. It's a tough decision to make.

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So, Jade, you give all your females atleast a 2 month period between births? Im thinking I read your post wrong....


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After having and raising a litter, I give my girls six months before they can mate again- I have many females, so I have them in three groups- when one group is bred, I wait a month, then separate them from the males, then put the second group with the males...

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Rocheal, Jade said 2 months after weaning before she'll let them be bred again - and I would do the same.

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Sounds good to me.


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I also agree with Jade, especially since it is just me caring for the chins and dogs and kids...Shane works a lot. I figured if I can work it so I only have 1 litter to worry about at a time...I should be good. Now, if I had like, 4 litters at the same time and all needed to be rotated and supplemented...I would have to hire a helper! Of course, I don't work right now, so I COULD manage, but why do that to myself? It's pretty easy to regulate who has the opportunity to breed when. All it takes is separating males from females. I also made sure I have enough cages so everyone can have their own if need be, with extra cages on hand at all times for weaned kits until they are sold. I haven't put any of my chins into breeding yet, but making sure to cover all the bases before hand is very important to me. Not just cage wise, but vet funds put aside, experienced chin vet not 2 miles from my house, medical supplies on hand, and all of you here and at other forums to help me if the need should arise. The Shoots chins are the only ones here old enough and large enough to breed right now, so after York, I may open 1 breeding hole for about 3 months, then close it off, and open the second for about 3 months, close that off and open the third for about 3 months. By then, Jetta should be old enough and large enough to introduce to Kir! I figure if I rotate through who breeds when, I should have sufficient time to take care of everyone, get them used to being handled, and off to a healthy start. I'm not trying to mass produce chinchillas! LOL! I want them all to go to wonderful forever homes, and that takes time.

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Wow!! Sounds like you've got everything ready to breed! Great thinking.


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LOL, I'm a planner! But of course, impatient! LOL, I have to wait until after the York show because the chins will be going with me! LOL

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