White mice are a very popular mouse to own as
a pet, however they do come in many other colours such as
Non-Agouti (Black), Extreme Non-Agouti (Extreme Black),
Black/Extreme Black Comparison, Chocolate, Mock Chocolate, Light
Mock Chocolate, Champagne, Coffee, Beige, Lilac, Dilute & Leaden
(Blue), Silver, Dove, Lavender, Recessive Yellow, Yellow, Cream,
Albino & PEW (Pink Eye White), BEW (Brown Eye White) and REW
(Ruby Eye White).
Fancy mice are mice that have been bred for showing and have
different qualities of fair and colour. The American Fancy Mouse
and Rat Association govern the shows for mice in the United
States. The organisation keeps records of mouse pedigrees and
keeps track of mouse show records.
Fancy mice come in seven different coat varieties, they are:
Standard: These mice have coats that people typically associate
Satin: Mice with this coat have fur with a lustrous sheen.
Long Hair: The coat on these mice is long and thick.
Long Hair Satin: The coat is long, fine and has a sheen.
Frizzie: Mice of this variety have very curly hair.
Frizzie Satin: These mice have curly hair that has a lustrous
Hairless: These mice do not have hair.
Fancy mice come in a number of different colours as well,
including beige, black, chocolate, blue, white, coffee, cream,
gold, lilac, red, fawn, champagne, cinnamon, silver and dove.
Mice colouring are grouped according to pattern:
Selfs: Mice in this category feature one solid colour over the
Tan & Fox: The Tan pattern features a solid colour on top with
tan under body. The Fox pattern shows a top colour with an
almost white contrasting underside.
Marked: These mice have spotting of any colour over a white
Any Other Colour (AOC): These mice have colourings not covered
in the other colour categories, such as agouti and pearl.
Any Other Colour Pattern (AOCP): This group includes mice with
dark points on a white base, brindle, merle and other patterns.
A mouse can be annoying where mice can be a bigger problem!
Getting rid of mice can be done in many ways such as the use of
traps that kill or catch and poisons. Controlling mice in and
around your home must be taken seriously as they can introduce
illnesses to your family as well as transfer fleas to pets.