Problems of our own making: Part 1

There is no doubt the mouse fancy now is very different from the way it was when I joined in 1982. I’ve been giving some thought recently to the issues we seem to have at the moment, chiefly the matters of 1) ailments and 2) breeding show varieties, which will be the...

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...

More on Shavings

I was interested in what Ruth wrote about shavings in the last NMC News. I had written a similar article for the last National English Rabbit Club’s ’Spotlight’ magazine. For several years I have used Snowflake Standard shavings. The size of the bales had been...

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...

Pest Control

All fanciers have unwanted trials of various kinds, and if you keep mice for long enough you are likely to encounter every known issue at some point.This year’s problem for Smith & Hollis has been a wild rat, or more than one rat, and I know we are not the only...

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...