AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Show Judging Order

All exhibitors are to assume liability and responsibility to research the many zoonotic and other diseases that rodents may carry and pass on to humans or other rodents. You are showing at your own risk.

Any new animals you bring into your rattery/mousery must go through a minimum 12-week quarantine period before being entered in a show. [Effective September 15, 2018]


Breeders should be testing new stock brought in as some diseases have no symptoms.


Animals are NOT to be handled at the shows other than by the owner, health checkers, and judges.


  • Rats
  • Pets (Youth and Adult)
  • English (Jan. Show only)
  • Unstandardized
  • Unstandardized Breeder (Unstd. Kitten, Unstd. Brood Doe, Unstd. Progeny, Unstd. Stud Buck)
  • Kitten (same order as the Regular classes)
  • Breeder’s Group
  • Brood Doe
  • Most Matched Pair
  • Progeny (Get of Sire, Produce of Dam)
  • Stud Buck
  • Youth
     
  • Standard
    1. Self (Beige, Black, Blue, Blue-Beige, Champagne, Chocolate, Cocoa, Lilac, Mink, P.E. Platinum, Platinum, Powder Blue, Russian Blue, Russian Dove, Sky Blue, B.E. White, P.E. White)
    2. AOC (Agouti, Amber, Blue Agouti, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Pearl, Fawn, Lynx, Pearl, Russian Blue Agouti)
    3. AOCP (B.E. Siamese, Blue Point Siamese, Burmese, Himalayan, Russian Blue Agouti Burmese, Russian Blue Point Siamese, Seal Point Siamese, Merle)
    4. Silvered (Silver Black, Silver Blue, Silver Chocolate, Silver Fawn, Silver Lilac, Silver Mink)
    5. Marked (English Irish, Irish, Down Under, Berkshire, Essex, Variegated, Blaze, Dalmatian, Hooded, Bareback, Capped, Masked)
    6. Odd-eye
  • Rex - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Tailless - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Hairless - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Satin - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Dumbo - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Bristle Coat - a.-f. (repeat)
  • Multi-Variety (i.e. Satin Rex, Hairless Dumbo, Dumbo Tailless, Tailless Hairless Dumbo, etc.) - a.-f. (repeat)
     
  • In any Variety, if 5 or less are exhibited, all Sections will be judged together in one class and no Section ribbons will be awarded in this case.
  • All rat varieties will be judged together in one AOV class except when there are 5 or more entered in any one Variety, then we will break it out into its own class.

  • Mice
  • Pets (Youth and Adult)
  • English (Jan. Show only)
  • Unstandardized
  • Unstandardized Breeder (Unstd. Kitten, Unstd. Brood Doe, Unstd. Progeny, Unstd. Stud Buck)
  • Kitten (same order as the Regular classes)
  • American Mouse
  • Breeder’s Group
  • Brood Doe
  • Most Matched Pair
  • Progeny (Get of Sire, Produce of Dam)
  • Stud Buck
  • Youth
     
  • Standard
    1. Self (Beige, Black, Blue, Champagne, Chocolate, Coffee, Cream, Dove, Fawn, Gold, Ivory, Lilac, Orange, Red, Silver, White)
    2. Tan and Fox (Any recognized Self or AOC color)
    3. Marked (Banded, Broken, Broken Merle, Dutch, Even, Hereford, Rump White, Spotted Tan, Variegated)
    4. AOC (Agouti, Argente, Blue Agouti, Chinchilla, Cinnamon, Pearl, Silver Black, Silver Blue, Silver Grey)
    5. AOCP (Blue Point Himalayan, Blue Point Siamese, Brindle, Himalayan, Merle, Reverse Siamese, Roan, Seal Point Siamese, Siamese Sable, Splashed)
  • Satin - a.-e. (repeat)
  • Long Hair - a.-e. (repeat)
  • Long Hair Satin - a.-e. (repeat)
  • Frizzie - a.-e. (repeat)
  • Frizzie Satin - a.-e. (repeat)
  • Hairless - a. (All colors judged together)
     
  • If, at smaller shows there are 5 or less combined entries in the Long Hair and Long Hair Satin classes, they will be combined into one class; 5 or less combined entries in the Frizzie and Frizzie Satin, will also be combined into one class.
  • Satin, Long Hair, Long Hair Satin, Frizzie, Frizzie Satin and Hairless mice will be judged together in an AOV class except when there are 5 or more entered in any one Variety, then we will break it out into its own class.
  • In any Variety, if 5 or less are exhibited, all Sections will be judged together in one class and no Section ribbons will be awarded in this case.

Updated September 18, 2018