American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2015 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Colors & Coats

Unique Mouse

By Karen Robbins

Jess Matthews, Australia, Facebook

Unique Mouse
Back of the unique mouse. Photo from Jess Matthews.

Q I’m from Australia and I was just wondering if you could give me some insight to what this mouse is. It has randomly showed up and has me and a few baffled as we haven’t really seen this before. No one over here knows what it was so I thought I’d ask you guys cause you guys have different coats and markings than us. He is from a self and tan—black and chocolate, but the black line carries siamese and possibly albinism. He was the only one born as well.

A VERY interesting! It looks like it might have a Tan belly. It doesn’t look like anything we have over here. You’ll have to keep us posted on if you do repeat breedings of the parents or if you breed him.

Unique Mouse
Belly of the unique mouse. Photo from Jess Matthews.

Update: So we’ve narrowed it down to him being a chimera. We think he is his own brother—one brother was black self and other brother was some sort of c dilute fox.

[You can read more in the tidbit “Mosaic vs. Chimera.” Ed. *

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December 3, 2018