2022 September

Frizzled Mice Standardized!

AFRMA has approved the standardization of the Frizzled variety. They can now be shown in the regular classes to compete for Best In show!

FRIZZLED – Coat 30, color 20
Frizzled mice may be shown in any recognized color or markings. The Frizzled coat is a dense coat that is tightly curled. The coat should be closely cropped to the skin. This coat closely resembles the soft side of velcro. The mouse should have curly whiskers.
Faults – sparse or thin hair or to appear hairless.

AFRMA Varieties Page: Frizzled

2022 January

Best In Show at the January 2022 AFRMA show was awarded to six month old black self doe TRIL0141-1.

Here is another view of our BIS doe. Black mice are difficult to photograph, and can get lost among these beautiful trophies.

Best Satin was won by of our two month old black self buck TRIL0155-A. We do love our black selfs, and it is a honor to see them do well at a show.

Chocolate frizzled satin mouse

We presented the frizzled variety during the show. They have now been moved to Unstandardized. We hope other show breeders will begin working with these beautiful mice so the required number are shown. This will allow frizzled mice to be moved to Standardized and compete in the regular classes.

This chocolate frizzled satin buck was one of the examples shown during the presentation. He won Best Unstandardized at this show.

2021 November

Our new line of mice from Europe!

We have the honor of working with stunning mice recently imported from The Netherlands (NL) by Marcela Leudtke. After they are established here we will maintain their pure line as well as hybridized breedings between these mice and our Trillium line.

Our foundation NL mice consist of black and blue selfs, seal and blue point Siamese, and blue Siamese sable (NMC blue Burmese). We intend to develop standardized sable Siamese (NMC Burmese) in time. If everything goes as planned, blue Siamese sable will be presented to AFRMA at a future show, and work will commence toward their standardization.


Work during the pandemic…

Frizzled Mouse

Due to the state of things we have been staying home and focused on activities we can do here, and that includes the mice! One of our exciting directions is in developing the frizzled variety, which we will present to AFRMA at their January 2022 show. This will enable them to continue their path to standardization. Hopefully we will have more news to share soon.

2020 February

These five-week old mice are sisters. We are excited with these two dark girls, because they are the first Siamese sable (NMC Burmese) we have produced! As they mature, their points will darken to almost black while their body color will remain brown.

2020 January

One of our Siamese mice was awarded BIS at the 2020 January AFRMA show!

Best in Show, Best Standard, Best AOCP, Best AOCP in Show. TRIL0062-2 is a 9w5d Seal Point Siamese, owned and bred by Linda von Hanneken, Trillium Fancy Mice. Photo ©2020 Karen Robbins.

Other highlights from this show…

2019 November

We attended the 2019 November AFRMA show, and returned with ribbons!
Our photo submission, “Safe and Sound”, was voted Best Adult Photo, and won 1st Place in the art contest!

A few of the other highlights at the show were when a young Trillium blue point Siamese doe was Best Kitten, and when one of our black self bucks was Best Progeny – Get of Sire.

2019 October

We have our first blue point Siamese mice!

Young blue point Siamese buck.

We developed these mice from an outcross of two true-breeding lines (Siamese x English self), and then an inbreeding of the resulting litter.

This is our five week old buckling. As he ages his soft subtle points will deepen. His points won’t be fully developed for another 11 weeks.