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UMC Standards

Post by Rhasputin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:25 pm

Figured it would be helpful to post these here for now, since the main site isn't finished yet.
These are the standards by which mice entered in UMC shows will be judged.
Please take the time to read through them. Happy


Beige - Warm, medium-light shade of buff with gray hue. Eyes are black.
a/a ce/ce


Black - Black as deep and lustrous as possible, down to the toenails. Should display no white or yellow hairs. Eyes are black.
a/a or ae/ae


Blue - Deep smooth slate blue. Dark toenails prefered. Eyes are black.
a/a d/d


Champagne - Warm, light beige with a pinkish hue. Eyes are pink.
a/a b/b p/p


Chocolate - Rich dark cocoa brown. Eyes are black.
a/a b/b


Coffee - Pale brown with even colouring. Eyes are black.
a/a ce/ce


Cream - Very pale, off white. Should have a slight yellow hue, similar to rich heavy dairy cream. Eyes are black.
Ay/* cch/cch


Dove - A cool silver gray coat, with pink eyed.
a/a p/p


Fawn - Bright, rich orange, with pink eyes.
Ay/* p/p or e/e p/p


Gold - Bright vibrant yellow. Eyes may be pink or black.
Ay/* or e/e


Ivory - Pale white with a very light gray hue. Eyed are black.
a/a ce/c


Lilac - A pleasant combination of blue and chocolate. Not to be dull or muted. A 'lilac' hue over the entire coat. Eyes are black.
a/a b/b d/d


Red - Deep vibrant red, with no sootiness. Eyes are black.
Ay/* or e/e


Silver - A delicate shade of light gray, with pink or black eyes.
a/a d/d p/p or a/a cch/c d/d


White - Pure clean white, with any colour eye.
PEW c/c BEW many





Tan & fox

Tan - Top colour will be a standardised colour judged accordingly. Belly colour should be rich dark red with no creaminess, and should include the jaws, feet, chest, and belly. The line of demarcation should be clear and crisp.



Fox - Top colour will be a standardised colour, and judged accordingly. Belly colour should be pure white with no creaminess, and should include the jaws, feet, chest and belly. The line of demarcation should be clear and crisp.





Marked
All marked mice will be of a standardised color, and white.
Genotype - s/s unless specified

Banded - The marking will be a clear pure white band around the entire body of the mouse, which should be one quarter of the mouse's body length without the tail. The demarcation line should be clean, crisp, and as straight as possible on the top and bottom.
Wbd/* or bt/bt

Broken - Markings should consist of an irregular pattern of sharp, crisply defined round spots on a pure white background. A whisker bed spot, one ear, and oposite eye marking prefered but nor required.


Dutch - Dutch marked mice have 2 coloured patches on the head, which include the ears, eyes, and cheeks, but not the whisker bed. There should be a white stripe separating the 2 patches. The rump will also be coloured, with a crisp demarcation line.


Even - Markings should consist of a uniform pattern of crisp markings. Markings should be as even as possible on both halves of the mouse. Dutch mice are excluded from this category.



Hereford - Markings will be a perfect V shaped blaze on the mouse's head, including the eyes, whisker bed, and nose. The feet and half of the tail will be white. There will be a white marking on the belly that should be as even as possible, without extending onto the legs, or sides.


Rump white - The lower third of the mouse will be white. Demarcation line should be crisp, and proportion should be precise.


Variegated - Splashed of colour on a white background, free of any solid markings. Splashes should be small, approximately equal in size, and evenly distributed over the whole mouse.
W/+





AOC

Agouti - Rich reddish brown with dark under coat. Black ticking should be even and distributed over the entire mouse. Dark toes prefered, umbrous considered a fault. Eyes are black.
A/a

Agouti sable - Rich dark brown with dark under coat. Top third of the mouse should have a black dorsal stripe as dark as possible, with no ticking. Sides should be judged to agouti standards, with the belly being a red tone of agouti. Eyes are black.
A/a U/* or A/a At/* U/*

Argente - A medium mix of orange and gold, with a deep blue undercoat. Eyes are pink.
A/* p/p

Chinchilla - Hair will be black ticked, with gray background, and blue under coat. Belly should be white, and have the same demarcation as a fox mouse.
cch/cch


Cinnamon - Similar in colour to agouti, but with much more red, and chocolate ticking instead of black.
A/* b/b




Pointed
Siamese - Can be in any standardised colour. Points should be as clear and rich in colour as possible. Body should be shaded lightly with base colour, and should be even and not patchy or striped. Eyes to match coat.
ch/ch

Himilayan - Can be in any standardised colour. Point should be as clear and rich in colour as possible. Body should be very pale, nearly white. Eyes to match coat.
ch/c or ce/ch


Burmese - Can be in any standardised colour. Body to be a standardized colour with dark points and even shading. Eyes to match coat.
Cch/ch


Reverse siamese - Light coffee colour with white points. Points are to be light and contrast the coat strongly. Eye colour is black.



AOCP
Roan - Shown in any standard colour. Coat should be evenly speckled with different shades of base colourand white, with no blotchiness or spots. Eye colour to match base colour.


Brindle - Shown in any standard colour. Should have distinctive tiger-like stripes over the whole back of the mouse. Eye colour to match.
Avy/*

Merle - Shown in any standard colour. Even amounts of roaned base, and solid base colour patches. Eye colour will match base colour.


Splashed - Can be shown in any recognized colour. Splashes of base colour on a diluted background. Splashes should be small, approximately wqual in size, and evenly distributed over the whole mouse with no patchiness or blotches.
Spl/*









COATS

Standard - Smooth, glossy, and soft. Should have a natural shine, and be very dense over the entire mouse. Long guard hairs are a fault.


Satin - Smooth, and soft with a distinct almost metalic shine. Should not appear greasy, or thin. Long guard hairs are a fault.
sa/sa


Angora - Coat should be as long as possible, dense, and even in length. The hair should be fine and very soft in texture.
go/go or lgh/lgh


Long hair - Coat should be smooth, glossy and soft. Guard hairs should extend as far as possible from the base coat. Guard hairs should be soft and whispy in texture.
go/go or lgh/lgh


Rex - Tightly waved, dense coat with no sparseness or un-curled areas. Whiskers should also be curled.


Hairless - Completely devoid of hair. Skin should be free of marks or blemishes. Skin should be pinkish, to white. Whiskers are not a fault. Nails should be clipped if necessary.


Fuzzy - Coat should be kinked and rough, standing up off of the body at an even legth. Should closely resemble the soft side of velcro. Whiskers should be curled.


Fuzzy hairless - Should be very tightly curled, and smooth, similar to velvet cloth. The hair should be as short as possible, without leaving bare patches. Fuzzy patches are a fault. Whiskers should also be curled, if there are any.


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