AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Pet 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.


Youth Classes are 17 & under unless specified; Adult Classes are 18 and over

  • Rats
  • Most Affectionate – Youth
  • Most Affectionate – Adult
  • Biggest – Youth
  • Biggest – Adult
  • Most Laid Back – Youth
  • Most Laid Back – Adult
  • Best Pet – Youth
  • Best Pet – Adult
  • Most Unusual Markings – Youth
  • Most Unusual Markings – Adult
  • Rat Race – Youth
  • Rat Race – Adult
  • Curious Rat Table Contest – Youth
  • Curious Rat Table Contest – Adult

  • Mice
  • Cutest Mouse – Youth
  • Cutest Mouse – Adult
  • Friendliest Mouse – Youth
  • Friendliest Mouse – Adult
  • Most Inquisitive – Youth
  • Most Inquisitive – Adult
  • Best Pet – Youth
  • Best Pet – Adult
  • Most Unusual Markings – Youth
  • Most Unusual Markings – Adult

  • Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Cavies, & Rabbits
  • Best Costume – Youth
  • Best Costume – Adult
  • Best Costume Theme – Youth
  • Best Costume Theme – Adult
  • Best Trick – Youth
  • Best Trick – Adult

  • Misc./Artwork
  • Kooky Kontainer – Youth
  • Kooky Kontainer – Adult
  • Artwork (drawings/paintings) – Youth age 6 & under
  • Artwork (drawings/paintings) – Youth age 7–11
  • Artwork (drawings/paintings) – Youth age 12–17
  • Artwork (drawings/paintings) – Adult
  • Artwork (photos) – Youth
  • Artwork (photos) – Adult
  • Artwork (3-D) – Youth
  • Artwork (3-D) – Adult
  • Artwork (computer) – Youth
  • Artwork (computer) – Adult
Updated September 18, 2018