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

2021-2022 Breeding Wave Schedule Generation Shipping Dates Deadline for Order Placement ²
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
Spring 2021
G42 Litter 1 April 23 – May 5, 2021 April 15
G42 Litter 2  May 14 – May 26, 2021 May 6
G42 Litter 3
June 4 – June 16, 2021 (Limited Quantities Available)³ May 27
Summer 2021 G43 Litter 1 July 23 – August 4, 2021 July 15
G43 Litter 2 August 13 – August 25, 2021 August 5
G43 Litter 3
September 3 – September 15, 2021 (Limited Quantities Available)³ August 26
Fall 2021
G44 Litter 1 October 22 – November 3, 2021 October 14
G44 Litter 2 November 12 – November 24, 2021 November 4
G44 Litter 3
December 3 – December 15, 2021 (Limited Quantities Available)³ November 24
Winter 2021-2022
G45 Litter 1 January 21 – February 2, 2022 January 13
G45 Litter 2 February 11 – February 23, 2022 February 3
G45 Litter 3
March 4 – March 16, 2022 (Limited Quantities Available)³ February 24
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

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