The Tan Varieties
Tans are recognised in all standardised colours.
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.
Tans are recognised in any standard colour and the top colour shall be
as laid down for these varieties. The Tan belly shall be a rich golden
hue, as rich as possible and there should be a clear line of demarcation
between top colour and tan, running in a straight line along the flanks,
chest and jaws. There should be no brindling or guard hairs. Eye colour
shall be as in the non tan varieties. Colour of feet should be inside
tan and remainder of foot same as top colour. Wholly tan feet considered
a greater fault than feet all same colour as top.
Black/Tan Originator: J W Briggs 1896
Silver Grey/Tan Certificate 1918: J W Briggs