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The Fun Mouse: Varieties Introduction: Body Types

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Show Mouse - Fancy MouseShow Type & Fancy Type
These are descriptive terms only. Both are of the same species and both are in fact fancy mice. Show mice have very large ears, long-thick tail, large-streamline body, and a nicely arched back. Fancy type mice are generally smaller with smaller ears, thinner-shorter tail,and little body shape. They also tend to have a snippy nose.

English mice
There is no picture since they can have ANY body type. English mice are also fancy mice and can have the body type of fancy mice or show mice. All English means is that the mouse has English blood in it. It does not mean that the body type of the mouse is more like a fancy mouse or a show mouse.

TaillessLab name: Brachyury, Tailless, etc
Fancier name: Tailless
Genotype: There are far too many forms of genes which can cause tailless to mention here. Some are dominant and some recessive. The most common tail modifying gene in the US is believed to be Brachyury T/*. However, this is not meant to cause no tails, just short/half tails, though some people try to breed them beyond what the gene is meant to do. This is only successful a small fraction of the time. In other countries, such as AU, they have true tailless mice. It is a recessive gene, yet unknown in the mouse community.
Chromosome: 17
Originated: Too many to specify.
Show class: Tailless, where recognized.
General description: Tailless mice should have little to no tail (no tail preferable). If tail is present, it should be free of kinks. Back should be free if abnormalities.

GremlinLab name: Unknown at the present time.
Fancier name: Gremlin
Genotype: Unknown at the present time. This was once thought to be ld/ld Gremlin/limb deformity, however, I haven't found any sufficient information to back this up. I do not believe this is ld.
GremlinChromosome: Unknown at the present time.
Originated: Unknown at the present time.
Show class: Gremlin are not recognized for showing as of now.
General description: Gremlin mice should have one ear placed on the side of the head while the other ear is of normal placement.

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