Message Number: SG2769 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-01-04 18:01:12 UTC
Subject: RE: Ferrets from European bloodlines less prone to tumors?
Message-ID: <10627900.1041703272076.JavaMail.root@scandium>

Some U.S. breeders say that they see differences and some say that they see no differences at all when compared to similar U.S. ones, that it may be that something which is different here (lighting, viral exposure, who-knows-what-since speculation-abounds). I have never personally heard any clear consensus on this, but in relation to some types of growths there just isn't clear consensus about much of anything that may contribute.

Instead of the origin of the bloodlines being a final factor why not ask the breeders to provide you with the health and longevity histories of the relatives?