Breeding Wave Schedule for 009376 J:DO

  • The Diversity Outbred (DO) stock is bred in waves, producing mice for shipment approximately 4 times per calendar year.
  • When placing your order please indicate the desired Wave(s) and Litter(s) for shipping.
  • Due to the breeding frequency, age requests and specific ship dates are not guaranteed.
  • Due to aggression, orders must ship in the time frame assigned to the providing litter (1 or 2, not both).
  • Due to the limitations of the colony size, non-sibling cohorts will be limited to 50 mice per customer per generation.¹
  • Contact our Customer Service to place an order.

Current Calendar

2020-2021 Breeding Wave Schedule Generation Shipping Dates Deadline for Order Placement ²
Winter 2019-2020 G37 Litter 1 January 17 – 29, 2020 January 9
G37 Litter 2 February 7 – 19
January 30
G37 Litter 3
February 28 – March 11 (Limited Quantities Available)³ February 20
Spring 2020
G38 Litter 1 April 24 – May 6 April 16
G38 Litter 2 May 15 - 27 May 7
G38 Litter 3
June 5 – 17 (Limited Quantities Available)³ May 28
Summer 2020 G39 Litter 1 July 24 – August 5 July 16
G39 Litter 2 August 14 – 26 August 6
G39 Litter 3
September 4 – 16 (Limited Quantities Available)³ August 27
Fall 2020
G40 Litter 1 October 23 – November 4 October 15
G40 Litter 2 November 13 - 25 November 5
G40 Litter 3
December 4 – 16 (Limited Quantities Available)³ November 25
Winter 2020-2021
G41 Litter 1 January 29 – February 10, 2021 January 21
G41 Litter 2 February 19 – March 3, 2021 February 11
G41 Litter 3
March 12 – March 17, 2021 (Limited Quantities Available)³ March 4
¹   For small studies using less than 50 DO mice, it may be helpful to avoid using siblings in order to maximize allelic variation within the cohort. For larger studies, including genetic mapping, it is not possible to avoid siblings or other closely related animals (double-cousins) due to the limitations of the breeding colony size. The presence of close relatives can be understood through genetic analysis of kinship and may even assist with estimating heritability of a trait. Therefore, non-siblings can only be requested for orders under 50 mice per breeding wave (i.e. generation). No matter the size of the order, all are filled in a manner than minimizes the numbers of closely related animals, unless siblings are specifically requested

²   Deadlines for each litter will include order placement and any updates to order. Updates to orders past this deadline are subject to rescheduling

³   Due to the limited quantities in this litter, we will not be accepting non-sibling cohort orders.

Previous Year's Calendar

2019-2020 Breeding Wave Schedule Generation Shipping Dates Deadline for Order Placement
Winter 2018-2019 G33 Litter 1 January 11 – 23, 2019 January 3, 2019
G33 Litter 2 February 1 – 13, 2019 January 24
Spring 2019 G34 Litter 1 April 12 – 24 April 4
G34 Litter 2 May 3 – 15 April 25
Summer 2019 G35 Litter 1 July 19 – 31 July 11
G35 Litter 2 August 9 – 21 August 1
G35 Litter 3 August 30 – September 11 (Limited Quantities Available) August 22
Fall 2019 G36 Litter 1 October 11 – 23 October 3
G36 Litter 2 November 1 – 13 October 24
G36 Litter 3 November 22 – December 4 (Limited Quantities Available) November 14
Winter 2019-2020 G37 Litter 1 January 17 – 29, 2020 January 9
G37 Litter 2 February 7 – 19, 2020 January 30