Ticked Off

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Ticked Off! And now to the Rennaissance! Ah, that Rennaissance sunshine! Sorry. My point is, during this time period in art history a new painting technique was developed by the Impressionists called pointillism. Manet and [more]

The ABCs

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Okay, so now you understand how the genes work, let’s talk about how we write them. Each gene sits in the same place in every mouse, so we can talk about the place if we [more]

So You’re Interested in Genetics

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There are many sites out there with a lot of scientific explanations of genetic inheritance, with a lot of confusing letters that look like “AabbCcDdpp”, for example. And there are sites with very simple explanations [more]

Seeing Spots

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Phew! That’s a lot of letters. Are you seeing spots? The white-blob type of spot is a recessive gene, and we use S* for not spotted, and ss for spotted. You can figure out if [more]

Pink-Eyed Selfs

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Pink-Eyed Selfs: (English) Dove/(American) Lilac, Champagne, Silver, and what some call Lavender Mice can have black eyes, which have a full dose of color, or they can have red eyes, which means there’s almost no [more]

Joining The Rodent Club

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Joining The Rodent Club Please fill out the membership application. Return the first two pages to the address printed on the form to bring to any club event. For questions about the club, you may [more]

Club History | Meets and Events

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How long has the club been around? It all started with a few mouse breeders wanting to get together during 1999. The meets became a regular thing, and an email list was set up in [more]

Back issues

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Back issues are available. The cost for each back issue is $2.00 each (members) or $4.00 (non-members). This price includes postage within the U.S. Send your money via paypal or mail your payment to the [more]

TRC Chapters

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TRC Chapters Are you interested in seeing small-pet shows in your town? Ever want to start your own club, but didn’t know where to start? Want affiliation with an established club without being told what [more]

TRC’s Rescue Program

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TRC’s Rescue Program Just like dogs and cats, small pets sometimes also become homeless. The fate of small pets is worse, however, because most shelters are not equipped to accept small pets. Small pets grow [more]


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You can be a part of Whiskers. Submit your story, article, poem, drawing, or photos. DEADLINE: For Winter 2003 Issue you should have your topic decided by the first week in December. Remember, December 15th [more]


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First Annual Spring Rodentfest Small Pet Expo! Sponsored by The Rodent Club May 13, 2017 Join us there! The Days Inn located at 2299 Lancaster Pike West Shillington, PA 19607 (610-777-7888) What is RodentFest? A [more]

About us

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Here are frequently asked questions about us: General information What kinds of animals is the club for? The Rodent Club was formed by people who love all kinds of small animals from mice and rats [more]

Basic Black-Eyed Selfs

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Basic Black-Eyed Selfs: Black, Chocolate, Blue, and (American) Dove/(English) Lilac, and Red Your mouse’s color is caused by two basic pigments, one that can be either black or brown, and one that is yellowy-red; and [more]

Getting a Tan

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Getting a Tan Tan mice are mice with the “normal” colors on their backs, and bellies the color of red mice, although there’s a lot of variation in the belly color. There are some genes [more]

Joining our club

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Joining our club Information about participation and being a member of our club What is the membership fee? Basic membership is free, but we recommend you upgrade to a Gold Membership. A Gold Membership gives [more]

The Co-op

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To buy from the co-op, you first need to be a member in good standing (paying or not). If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know. You’re also welcome to get other [more]

Predicting the Future

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Predicting the Future Okay, so you have some mice, you want to breed them, and you have some particular goals in mind. Let’s go back to our friends Hershey the chocolate doe (girl) and Ashes [more]


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What is a “co-op?” A “co-op” is short for “cooperative,” where a group of people get together to buy items in bulk so that they can save money. The Rodent Club offers this with items [more]

Your Inheritance

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Let’s talk about inheritance. You can go back to Gregor Mendel, who did a lot of work with Pea plants learning how genes are passed on, but lets keep it simple. Let’s use the gene [more]