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#1 farmerkev09

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:21 pm

has any one got a pic of this breed

many thanks farmer

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:50 pm

I dont have a pic, but I did have one of these for falconry. It was a jill and it was albino, it was so small, like hamster. It worked well.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:55 pm

check out Madgwick he is the man :thumbs:

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:15 pm

they are just a white ferret ( albino or black eyed white ) mines polecats

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:21 pm

they are just a white ferret ( albino or black eyed white ) mines polecats


I used to breed both white and polecat greyhounds .

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:23 pm

I dont think this breed ever exsitsted, you can ask for pictures and if you lucky to get any id say it is the following.
1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.

My mate like his jills to be small and decided he wanted to breed so i found him a very small hob to breed with the hob was smaller than most jills, but because he cares about his ferrets it turned out every kit was much bigger than the parents, yes you can breed for colour and size but as for grehond strain as i said i dont believe such thing a ferret is a ferret.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:49 pm

I dont think this breed ever exsitsted, you can ask for pictures and if you lucky to get any id say it is the following.
1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.

My mate like his jills to be small and decided he wanted to breed so i found him a very small hob to breed with the hob was smaller than most jills, but because he cares about his ferrets it turned out every kit was much bigger than the parents, yes you can breed for colour and size but as for grehond strain as i said i dont believe such thing a ferret is a ferret.



greyhound ferrets arnt small ... typically there long lean animals i dont mean skinny with a roach back . not these new fangled '' micro '' ferrets

They were dubbed greyhound ferrets because of there overall shape .. i think people are quite astonished these days if they see a ferret thats less than 3 kilos in weight & has to roll about like a seal

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:00 pm

well i have seen a few ferrets in me tiome that i would class as a greyhoundy ferret

tho everytime i have went back to buy a kitt of the breeder that owned the greyhoundy type, the kitts have always ended up being a normal type ferret........


so is it actually a strain or is it individual ferrets in a litter that throw that way :thumbs:


i agree wae wullieh, tho i wid like to be proved wrong :thumbs:

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:02 pm

I dont think this breed ever exsitsted, you can ask for pictures and if you lucky to get any id say it is the following.
1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.

My mate like his jills to be small and decided he wanted to breed so i found him a very small hob to breed with the hob was smaller than most jills, but because he cares about his ferrets it turned out every kit was much bigger than the parents, yes you can breed for colour and size but as for grehond strain as i said i dont believe such thing a ferret is a ferret.


Food doesn't change genetics matey, if you've a genetically small kit, and you over feed it, you'd get a short fat ferret. i think it's a bit of a sweeping statement '1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.'

ferrets vary as much as people in shape and size mate, but if you fed a midget kid steak and caviar it still aint gonna reach 6ft.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:04 pm

well i have seen a few ferrets in me tiome that i would class as a greyhoundy ferret

tho everytime i have went back to buy a kitt of the breeder that owned the greyhoundy type, the kitts have always ended up being a normal type ferret........


so is it actually a strain or is it individual ferrets in a litter that throw that way http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


i agree wae wullieh, tho i wid like to be proved wrong http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...



I'll try and get some pics up for you, i'm not sure they'd be classed as greyhound, just small, slim and very fast.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:28 pm


I dont think this breed ever exsitsted, you can ask for pictures and if you lucky to get any id say it is the following.
1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.

My mate like his jills to be small and decided he wanted to breed so i found him a very small hob to breed with the hob was smaller than most jills, but because he cares about his ferrets it turned out every kit was much bigger than the parents, yes you can breed for colour and size but as for grehond strain as i said i dont believe such thing a ferret is a ferret.




Food doesn't change genetics matey, if you've a genetically small kit, and you over feed it, you'd get a short fat ferret. i think it's a bit of a sweeping statement '1. runt of a litter
2. litter not being fed properly due to lack of knowledge or neglect.
3. controlled feeding programe to limit there size.'

ferrets vary as much as people in shape and size mate, but if you fed a midget kid steak and caviar it still aint gonna reach 6ft.
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you can have the two biggest ferrets being bred but if you dont feed the jill properly during pregnancy and when feeding the kits the kits will either turn out to be small or long and thin. i have seen this a number of times,the classic being they just feed them every other day with dog food, well dog food gives nothing to ferrets.
and im not talking about when the kit is old enough to be taken away from its mum i am talking about before birth and up untill then as this is the most important time in a ferrets life and make up,nowt to do with genetics. this has been a tried and tested result from folk i know and trust.

good to see wee can agree on somthing dooty doo :thumbs:

Edited by wullieh, 20 May 2010 - 11:36 pm.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:54 am

Greyhound ferrets are just longer leaner ferrets, like Kay says.

It's not down to feeding, it's down to genetics.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:25 am

Ive had a few of these they were resonably small with high humpy backs.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:28 am

3things for me 1selective breeding not like these pet ferrets where any old tat will do ,2linebreeding more than likely back then they didn't realise that's what they were doing 3 not many pet ferrets back then iether poacher to poacher , reason not many about now not much line breeding gene pool allot bigger just my opinion

Edited by Jamie m, 21 May 2010 - 07:32 am.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:10 am

I dont think there a type of ferret just a odd one out a litter .Or is anybody breeding them true to type?????




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