Judging Etiquette

Ann Storey is a stalwart of the rat fancy and also the president (as well as being an NMC judge). She recently posted this on the NFRS forum and the post received 81 responses (which I am unable to share). I thought the post had relevance for us as rat fanciers, if...

President’s Question Time: Part 3

An occasional article with one question put to six fanciers encom- passing a range of views, knowledge and experience rele- vant to the art of fancy mouse ex- hibiting. I received six replies from the six fanciers I canvassed, alt- hough one felt underqualifed to give...

President’s Notes July 2023

I hope you are all enjoying the glorious weather. Mice do not share our pleasure of sunny days. After last year’s record temperatures which killed some of my mice, I have made some alterations to my mousery management. Pregnant does have naturally elevated body...

President’s Notes June 2023

The NMC Spring Cup show host- ed by the LSCMRC at Harlow was another very well attended show. Congratulations to Laura Birchall on taking the top spot with a self black. Due to the good attendance a second judge was drafted in, Derek Creasey supplied his services....

President’s Question Time: Part 2

An occasional article with one question put to six fanciers encompassing a range of views, knowledge and experience relevant to the art of fancy mouse exhibiting.I received 4 replies from the six fanciers I canvassed. I could have asked another 2 to compensate for...

President’s Notes April 2023

A very pleasant day in good company at Sowood. Sad news to hear that Stuart is stepping down from running the venue. A relief then that John and Andrew have stepped in to take over.Stuart regrettably has hung up his judging coat, big boots to fill with a wealth of...

President’s Question Time: Part 1

An occasional article with one question put to six fanciers encompassing a range of views, knowledge and experience relevant to the art of fancy mouse exhibiting.I received 4 replies from the six fanciers I canvassed. I could have asked another 2 to compensate for...