The Self Varieties

Selfs are recognised in the following colours:

Black, Blue, Champagne, Chocolate, Cream, Dove, Fawn, Red, Silver, White and Lilac. The colour should be carried evenly throughout the whole body and should extend to the skin. Ears, nails, tail and belly should all be the same colour and the colour should be solid from tip of nose to set-on of tail.

The term "pink eye" covers all shades of pink or red.

Note: A detailed breakdown of the allocation of points for each variety is given in the printed version of the Breed Standards and is provided to all new members on joining the National Mouse Club.

Image Colour Description
Black Eye black. The colour should be dense, lustrous black.
Originator: W E Mitchell 1898
Blue Blue Eye black. The colour should be a medium slate blue.
Originator: W E Mitchell 1898
Champagne Eye Pink. The colour should be that of champagne silk with a pinkish tinge, free from mealiness and well carried out under.
Originally identified by Miss M Douglas 1911
Chocolate Eye Black. The colour should be that of plain (not milk) chocolate and should be rich, deep and full of life.
Originator: W Maxey
Cream Eye pink or black. The colour should be a very pale cream, not to be confused with ivory, stone or very dilute champagne.
Dove Eye pink. The colour should be a soft dove grey
Certificate 1933: Dr W M Kerr
Fawn Eye pink. The colour can best be described as the deepest tan as on a Black/Tan.
Red Eye black. The colour should be rich, deep and sparkling with no sootiness.
Silver Eye pink or black. This is a delicate shade, as near as possible to an old silver coin (not the present cupro-nickel). It should be sufficiently solid to leave no doubt of it being a self.
BE Silver originator: W Maxey 1899
PE Silver originator: J Wilton-Steer 1905
White Eye pink or black. The white shall be pure in colour.
BE White originator: Mrs G Atlee 1897
Lilac Eye black. An even pinky shade of lilac