AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Newsletter Back Issues - 1984 through 1989

1984–1989 PRICES (unless otherwise indicated) — $2 each members and $3 each non-members if purchased in person; $3 each members and $4 each non-members if mailed—buy 6–13 mailed and get a $0.25 discount per issue, 14 or more and get a $0.50 discount per issue. All prices in US Dollars (USD).

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Following are some samples of articles found in the newsletters. There can also be found our regular features such as: Pres. Message, Letters, New Members, Beginner’s Corner, Colors & Coats, Helpful Hints, Kids Korner, Let’s Get Acquainted, Medical, Movie Review, Our Pets and Friends, Show Reports, Stud Names, Vet Referrals, Announcements/Ascensions/Arrivals, Stud List, Breeders’ Directories, and others.

1984, Volume 1
January
January 1984
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Genetics for Mouse Breeders 1, Introduction to Dominance.
April
April 1984
A Book Review Rats, by Martin Hart. Novice Corner–Mice. Monarch Mouse.
June
June 1984
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Mayflower II–The Great UK/US Fancy Rat Export ’83.
July
July 1984
English Rex Rat Breeding. Health Notes–English. Portrait of a Friend. Mouse Genetics 2, Breedings involving a single gene pair. Not Exactly a Volume Business.
October
October 1984
Mouse Genetics 3, Characteristics of A and B series of alleles–Introduction to epistasis. A Little Rat Music. Rats Drinking Booze Carry on Like People.
December
December 1984
Letter. Game.
1985, Volume 2
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1985
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Puzzle. Beginner’s Corner. Our Pets and Friends. Medical. Poems.
March/April
March/April 1985
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News from England. Rat Genetics–Breeding Genetics. Profile–Jackie Jennings. Poems. Mouse Genetics 4, Albino series homozygotes. Helpful Hints.
May/June
May/June 1985
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Rat Genetics–Breeding Genetics continued. Puzzle. For the Kids–Cat & Rat. Mouse Genetics 5, Albino series heterozygotes and inheritance of multiple alleles. A Prospective. Short Tales. Requests.
July/August
July/Aug. 1985
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Rat Genetics–Breeding Genetics Part II. Mouse Genetics 6, Blue and pink-eyed dilutions. Requests–continued.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1985
Our Pets & Friends–Big Will. Mouse Genetics 7, Extension (recessive gold) series. Medical–Junk Food and Rats Don’t Mix. Rat Genetics–Breeding Genetics conclusion. News of the NFRS.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1985
Rat Genetics–The Silver Fawn. An Intro to Rats & Mice. Mouse Genetics 8, How to get more of something “new.”
1986, Volume 3
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1986
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Maze. Ideal Markings–Rats/Mice. News from England. Chapter 2–Feed and Housing. Medical–Eucalyptus Therapy. Poem–Rats in the Attic.
March/April
March/April 1986
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Our Pets & Friends–The Flinn Springs Rat Ranch. A Human Experience. Our Pets & Friends cont.–Aunalee’s New Pets. Pheromones and Mouse Behavior. News from England–How it all began. Chapter 3–Choosing your Rat or Mouse. Puzzle. A Comparative Study between Wild & Domestic Rats.
May/June
May/June 1986
Maze. Our Pets & Friends–Snowball; Dopey. News from England–How it all began, conclusion. Part 2–A Comparative Study between Wild & Domestic Rats. Poem–Mease Mice Mouse.
July/August
July/Aug. 1986
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An English Mouse Show. Strange Phenomena. Word Search. Part 3–A Comparative Study between Wild & Domestic Rats. A Novel Idea. All in Good Fun. Fancy Rats as a Hobby. Profile–Norman Bauman. Letters to Sandy. Fair Comments.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1986
Ratthing: Reflections on a Wild Rat. Amazing Story. Chapter 4–Social Behavior. Maze. Part 4–A Comparative Study between Wild & Domestic Rats.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1986
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In Recommendation of White Rats. Judge’s Comments–Pet Rats. A Tribute to “Bobbers.” News From England. Maze. Ratthing–part 2. Medical–Wry Neck; Vitamin C; Rat Eats Droppings.
1987, Volume 4
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1987
The Way I do it. News from Sweden and England. Puzzle. Mouse Genetics–Marked Mice. The Judge’s Favorite. Puzzle. Ratthing–part 3. Poem–Mice. Paper Doll Rat Family cut-outs (1).
March/April
March/April 1987
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Our Pets & Friends–The Best Pet Ever. History of the Siamese Rat in the U.K. Mouse Genetics–The Tan Group including Foxes. What’s For Dinner. Helpful Hints–Home made Bottle Holders. The Rat Review. Puzzle. Ratthing–conclusion. Poem–Mouse Virtues. Connect the Dots. Paper Doll Rat Family cut-outs (2).
May/June
May/June 1987
Rats in the Classroom. Breeding Roan Mice. News from Abroad. Maze. Swansong at Bradford. Mouse Genetics–Mutant Genes of the Mouse Part 1. Connect the Dots. Paper Doll Rat Family cut-outs (3).
July/August
July/Aug. 1987
My Very First English Show. How I Raise Fancy Mice. Some Fair Comments. Puzzle. Judge’s Report–July 4, 1987 English Rat Show. Mouse Genetics–Mutant Genes of the Mouse–Part 2. Paper Doll Rat Family cut-outs (4).
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1987
Mouse Genetics–The Albino Group of Mice. Little Yeller’s Great Adventure–part 1. On the Subject of Rats. The Flinn Springs Rat Ranch–part 2. An Anecdote.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1987
Profile of Nick Mays. Monarch Mouse. They may not be Forever, but Rats are a Girl’s Best Friend. The Rats of La Jolla High School. Inbreeding and the Rat Fancy. Cats and Contamination. Little Yeller’s Great Adventure–part 2.
1988, Volume 5
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1988
Views from the Mousing Shed. Helpful Hints–Bottle Watching. Puzzle. My Observations of an English Rat Show. Profile of Nick Mays–part 2. Little Yeller’s Great Adventure–part 3 conclusion. Puzzle.
March/April
Mar./Apr. 1988
Stud Names. Rat Personalities–Brought-up or Bred-in, Choosing and Training Your Pet. Vet Referrals. The Way We Do It. Puzzle. A Concerned Reader. Breeding for Good Dispositions–A Breeder’s Responsibility. Selective Breeding for Quality Pets. Book Review The Handbook of Rodents in Captivity.
May/June
May/June 1988
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A Mouse of a Different Color. Rat Personalities. Book Review Nellie’s Story. Profile of Nick Mays–part 3. Summary of the 1988 Del Mar Fair. Movie Review.
July/August
July/Aug. 1988
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More English Mice come to California. Book Review More Cunning Than Man, A Social History of Rats. Rat Mothers. Puzzle. Area Rep. Reports. Medical–The Health of the Rat–Part 1–Health in General. Poem–The Gray Rat. Breeding Rats–part 1–Introduction. Our Pets & Friends–Sir Lancelot. Helpful Hints–Hot Weather Tips. Poem–Mice.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1988
Vet Referrals. Letters–Ratt. A Strong Bloodline. Breeding Rats–part 2. International News. Roan Mice–Explanation of Roan Mouse Inheritance Factors. Our Pets & Friends–The Little Troublemaker. Medical–The Health of the Rat–Part 2–Tumours.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1988
Catalogs of Mouse Items. Psychosomatic Factors in Rodents. Breeding Rats–Breeding for the Fancier–Introduction. Vet Referrals. Helpful Hints–Water Bottles. Medical–The Health of the Rat–Part 3–Respiratory Problems.
1989, Volume 6
Jan./Feb.
Jan./Feb. 1989
Profile–Tina Good, part 1. International News. Breeding Rats–Part 4. Puzzle. Medical–Bloating in Rats; Medical–The Health of the Rat–Part 4–Other Conditions. Poem–Friends.
March/April
Mar./Apr. 1989
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Vet Referrals. Puzzle. Breeding Rats–Part 5. Profile–Tina Good, part 2. History of the Standards: N.F.R.S.
May/June
May/June 1989
Area Rep. Reports. Movie Review. Breeding Rats–Inbreeding–Part 6. Profile–Tina Good, part 3. Vet Referrals. Puzzle.
July/August
July/Aug. 1989
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Rodent Facts. News of the Northeast Rat & Mouse Club. Some Fair Comments. Breeding Rats–Part 8 (The Agouti and The Cinnamon). Profile–Tina Good, part 4. Vet Referrals.
Sept./Oct.
Sept./Oct. 1989
Pen Pals Club. Area Rep. Report. Breeding Rats–The Self Group, The P.E. White. Mouse Maze. Profile–Tina Good, part 5, conclusion.
Nov./Dec.
Nov./Dec. 1989
Area Rep. Report. Diary of the Great Rodent Rush Saga of 1989. Breeding Rats–The Self Group, Breeding the Self Black and the Self Champagne. Recommended Reading.

Updated May 4, 2016