AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Fancy Mice - AOCP

For complete details of these Standards including points, faults, and disqualifications, please refer to the AFRMA Show Regulations & Standards book.

Note: The pictures on this page are not meant to be true representatives of the animal’s color. Because of differences in monitors (CRT/LCD) and how the monitor is adjusted, the colors may be different. Seeing in person is always best.

BLUE POINT HIMALAYAN - The Blue Point Himalayan mouse should be as nearly white as possible over the entire body, with well defined points, as for the Himalayan rabbit. The points are to be a light blue-gray. Eye color is red or ruby. Blue Point Himalayan to be shown only in AOCP class. [Standardized November 22, 2003]

Blue Point Himi mice owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©1998 Craig Robbins.
Blue Point Himi Mice
BLUE POINT SIAMESE - Color to be a silvery blue (bluer the better), as even as possible over the entire body. The shading to be gradual over the saddle and hindquarters and being darkest at tail root. The belly should be as near as possible in color and shading. The points (nose, ears, feet, tail, tail-root) to be a medium slate blue. There should not be a definite or distinct line of demarcation but rather a toning in or merging with the remainder of the coat. There should be no white hairs, blotches, streaks or mealiness of the color. Eye color is ruby. Blue Point Siamese to be shown only in AOCP class. [added eye color June 30, 2012]

Blue Point Siamese mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©1998 Craig Robbins.
Blue Point Siamese Mouse
BRINDLE - Brindle mice will be colored like brindle dogs or tigers with dark tiger-striping from head to tail tip and to a lesser extent on the belly. Background to be a recognized color. Eye color to match.

Brindle mouse owned and bred by Nichole Royer. Photo ©1997 Larry Ferris.

Read the article on “Brindle Mice”.

Research articles:
Brindle Mouse
HIMALAYAN - The Himalayan Mouse should be as nearly white as possible over the entire body, with well defined points, as for the Himalayan rabbit. The points are to be a light milk chocolate. Eye color is red or ruby. Himalayan to be shown only in AOCP class.

Himalayan mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©1997 Craig Robbins.
Himalayan Mouse
SEAL POINT SIAMESE - The Seal Point Siamese mouse is to be a warm beige, as even as possible over the entire body, shading to a deeper color on the hindquarters. The colors should blend gradually and there should be no white hairs or mealiness to the color. The points should be a rich chocolate color and should be well defined on the muzzle, being confined to the whisker area only. The ears, feet, tail, and tail-root are dark also, but are of a slightly lighter shade. Eye color maybe ruby or black. Seal Point Siamese to be shown only in AOCP class.

Seal Point Siamese mouse owned and bred by Nancy Ferris. Photo ©1996 Craig Robbins.
Seal Point Siamese Mouse
SIAMESE SABLE - The Siamese Sable is to be a very light brown similar to the coffee, over the entire body. The points, which are a very dark brown, almost black, are as for the Siamese. Eye color is black. Siamese Sable to be shown only in AOCP class.

Siamese Sable mouse owned and bred by Ann Quinn. Photo ©1993 AFRMA.

Read the information on Siamese Sable.
Siamese Sable Mouse
REVERSE SIAMESE - Color to be a medium coffee-with-cream color with white points to give the effect of a Siamese but in a reverse Siamese pattern. Points to be as white as possible to contrast against the dark background. Points to include the nose, ears, feet, and tail. Eye color is black. Reverse Siamese to be shown only in AOCP class.

Reverse Siamese Fox mouse owned and bred by Troya Duncanson. Photo ©1991 Karen Robbins.
Reverse Siamese Fox Mouse
ROAN - Roan mice may be shown in any recognized color. The hair is a mixing of white and any other color evenly distributed similar to Roan horses, but not to be confused with Silvered animals. Eye color to match base color.

Roan mouse owned by Pam Roosma. Photo ©1995 Craig Robbins.This mouse was Best In Show (BIS) at the Rat, Mouse and Hamster Fanciers show April 30, 1995.

Read the articles on “Breeding Roan Mice” and “Explanation of Roan Mouse Inheritance Factors”.
Roan Mouse
MERLE - Merle mice may be shown in any recognized color or marking. The unique feature is a pattern of dark solid-colored patches which should be well defined and distributed evenly throughout the entire lighter roan background color so as to create a marbled effect and resemble a merle dog. Eye color to match base color.

Black Merle mouse owned and bred by Linda Sinclair. Photos ©1999 Craig Robbins.

Read the articles on “Breeding Roan Mice” and “Explanation of Roan Mouse Inheritance Factors”.
Black Merle Mouse Black Merle Mouse
SPLASHED - There are 2 recognized patterns, namely Classic and light. The most common color (Classic) to be a light gray background with black splashes throughout the coat. Other recognized color combinations accepted. Minimal white spotting allowed. Color pattern not to be confused with Variegated, Roan, or Merle. Eye color to be ruby or black (ruby preferred); Odd-eye accepted.

Read the articles on “Splashed Mice” and “Transgenic Mice & Tricolors”.
Classic Splashed Mouse
Classic Splashed mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©1999 Craig Robbins.

Light Splashed Mouse
Light Splashed mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins, photo ©1999 Craig Robbins.

Chocolate Splashed Mouse
Chocolate Splashed mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins, photo ©1999 Craig Robbins.

For complete details of the Standards including points, faults, eliminations, and disqualifications, please refer to the AFRMA Show Regulations & Standards book.

Purchase the AFRMA Official Color Standards Mouse book.

Updated January 16, 2014