Even (*/e)


"Eye colour to be as in standardized variety. A mouse shall be considered even marked that is of any standard colour and equally balanced in markings and free from runs. The more spots or patches the better, combined with pleasing effect."

Breeding information below the pictures.

lh black even buck Ch Beastlord Rakarth
b., ow. & pic: Meri Orrainen

Good evenness of spots!

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curly and non-curly spotted kids from Necropolis mousery
b., & pic: Kaisu Airaksinen

Note the variety in spot distribution and size (these are not from one litter).

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Somewhat heavily pigmented Even.

LH Black Even buck Sista Slanten
o: Ann Mäkikara
pic: Arttu Väisälä

Note: This article is old and waiting to be rewritten.

Quick Look

The standard for even is quite open to interpretation as the size, position and number of spots isn't stated clearly. If there aren't any even mice available to start a strain, you can use mice discarded from broken breeding due to their symmetrical markings. You should look for a full nose spot, even ears (both ears pigmented), shoulder spots and a central spot at the root of the tail. Breeding in a few more spots of patches would give the ideal pattern.