AFRMA

American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

AFRMA Fancy Mice - Tan & Fox

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.

TANS - Tans may be shown in any recognized color. The top color should be equivalent to the corresponding recognized color, with the belly color being a rich golden-red tan. There should be a distinct and clear line between the top color and tan, running in a straight line along the sides, chest, and jaws, showing no brindling or intermingling of color. The feet should be tanned on the inside and of the top color on the outside. Tan hairs will be found behind the ears.

Black Tan mouse owned by Gina Hendricks, bred by Alan Birch, England. Photo ©2004 Craig Robbins.
Black Tan Mouse
Blue Tan mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©2000 Craig Robbins.
(Note: Blue Tans will not have the rich dark orange but rather a “buff” color due to the dilution gene.)
Blue Tan Mouse
English Champagne Tan mouse at the 5-1-04 L.S.C.M.R.C. show. Photo ©2004 Craig Robbins. Champagne Tan Mouse
Chocolate Tan mouse owned by Kelli Boka, bred by David Safe, England. Photo ©2008 Karen Robbins. Chocolate Tan Mouse
English Lilac Tan mouse at the 5-1-04 L.S.C.M.R.C. show. Photo ©2004 Craig Robbins. Lilac Tan Mouse
Silver Gray Tan mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©1993 Craig Robbins. Silver Grey Tan Mouse
FOXES - Foxes may be shown in any recognized color, and are similar to the Tans above. However, their belly color is to be as near white as possible, and a slight ticking of white hairs on the feet, sides and rump is desirable. Hair behind the ears is white.

Chocolate Fox mouse owned by Albert Collins, England. Photo ©2004 Craig Robbins.
Chocolate Fox Mouse
Beige Fox mouse owned and bred by Karen Robbins. Photo ©2000 Craig Robbins.
(Note: The extreme dilute gene (Ivory, Beige, Coffee, Reverse Siamese) will dilute the Tan belly to Fox.)
Beige Fox Mouse
Coffee Fox Frizzie mouse owned and bred by Troya Duncanson. Photo ©1993 Craig Robbins. Coffee Fox Frizzie Mouse
Dark Beige Fox Satin mouse owned and bred by Nichole Royer. Photo ©1998 Larry Ferris.
(Note: the color came out dark so the mouse may look like a Chocolate Fox.)
Beige Fox Satin Mouse

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 August 25, 2014