For the past year or so I've been working on making argente cremes. It's been a struggle, argente cremes need a lot of genes on the same mouse and I've been lucky if I get one argente creme in a litter! They are pink eyed chinchillas, so need agouti, tan/white bellied agouti, chinchilla and pink eye dilute to make the show standard colour. I now have few, although none are show standard yet. Currently I have mice with white bellies but champagne undercoats (blasted chocolate gene sneaks in and spoils everything!), mice with the proper pale blue undercoat but no white belly, mice with white bellies but no undercoat at all (at/at cch/cch p/p) :lol: Mixing these together will hopefully produce some mice I can show.
This is one of the argentes I've bred to improve the type and size in the argente cremes:
Very sadly the argente cremes have all died. It started with thin, spidery babies in every litter, then all the adults started to waste away. Medicine did nothing, and I euthanised the last of them a couple of weeks ago. Gutted
That line had something seriously wrong with them genetically, I think. My Dutch are all thriving; fat plush babies, shiny sleek adults, but my cremes were just inherently weak.