The European mink conservation in 2014 in Estonia is already underway and it is time to share some emotions.
It seems that the weird winter and exceptionally early spring have influenced also our mink in breeding facility. Out small team led by Kertu Namsing checked the heat status of our mink first time in 17th of March (usually the breeding operation starts around mid-March). Very first vaginal smears were taken, stained and checked under microscope. The result - one of our females already in estrus. That means - time for first mating in 2014. So it happened that mink lady Vanessa was introduced to mink guy Indrek. They liked each other and mated at once. We kept them together for almost a week.