Switch Incorrect Breeders and Litter Parents


If you accidentally entered an incorrect breeder in a Mating Record and only notice the error after litters have already been created, you can follow the below steps to rectify the incorrect Mating Record and Litter Parental Record:

 

Step 1: Retire the incorrect male breeder

Step 2: Add the correct male breeder

Step 3: Switch the parent information to the correct sire

Step 4: Finally, remove the incorrect male breeder from this Mating Record

 


 

Step 1: Retire the incorrect breeder

If the incorrect breeder is an active or retired female breeder or a retired male breeder in the Mating Record, then skip this step and proceed directly to Step 2.

If the incorrect breeder is instead an active male breeder in the Mating Record, then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Mating List
  2. Select the checkbox of the Mating that has the incorrect breeder 
  3. Click Edit Mating
  4. Select the checkbox of the incorrect breeder in the Breeder Information table
  5. Click the "Retire breeders" button directly under the Matings > Edit the selected Mating header 
  6. Finally, select the date you are retiring the active mouse and click on the green "Submit" button (or Submit+Move if you also need to move this incorrect breeder to another cage)

Now the incorrect breeder will appear greyed out in the Breeder Information table

NOTE: The reason for this step is because a Mating Record can only have one active male at a time. So in order to add the correct male breeder:



 

Step 2: Add the correct breeder to the mating

  1. On the Edit Mating Record page, click the "Add Mouse to Mating" button
  2. Select the checkbox of the correct breeder --- use the Filter to narrow down the list if needed
  3. Click on the green "submit" button (or Submit+Move if you also need to move this breeder from its current cage)
  4. Finally, input the retroactive Date Mated in the Calendar if required 

Now the Breeder Information table will be updated and you should see both the correct and in the incorrect breeders listed 



 

Step 3: Correct the parent of any litter produced

  1. Still on the Edit Mating Record page, click on the Litter SID/Tag of the first litter produced in the Litter Information table  --- you can also pull up the litter from the Litter List as well
  2. On the Edit Litter Record page, select the "More actions" button and click "Edit Parents"
  3. Unselect the checkbox of the incorrect parent (if female Only) and select the checkbox for the correct parent
  4. Finally, click on the green "Submit" button 

Now the Sire /Dam columns of the litter and any resulting mouse produced in this litter will be updated to reflect the correct parental information.  Repeat this step for as many litters that need to be corrected.



 

Step 4: Delete the incorrect breeder

  1. Go back to the Edit Mating Record page by clicking the Mating SID next to the Parental Information table
  2. Select the checkbox of the incorrect breeder in the Breeder Information table
  3. Click the "More actions" button directly under the Matings > Edit the selected mating and click "Delete breeder record" --- note this will simply delete the breeder from the Mating record, it will not delete this mouse from your database
  4. Finally, click Ok on the confirmation pop up

Now your Breeder Information table will show only the correct breeders: 

 

Done!


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