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where to start?

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I am a long time pet mouse keeper though not breeder (yet). I have bred and exhibited other pets successfully over the years, but would like to have some show type they are so gorgeous, with a view to exhibiting them at some point. I have a big empty, insulated shed with power and lighting, and no mice to put in it at the mo!

I adore the BE creams, himi's, siamese, lilacs, blues, brokens and rumpwhites. And also the stunning Astrex. I love the big earred, chunky show types and would very much like a couple of trio's to begin with and see how things go.

I hope to hear your ideas, advice/suggestions with where to start!

I have recently bought 3 young siamese girls (pet quality) from a friend, who has been hobby breeding this line for years. So no known health problems. I would like to have a buck to use with them, but what colour would be best, and who should I ask.

I live in North London, not far from the shows at Enfield.
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you need to make a decision on whether you really are going down the exhibition path before aquiring stock.You won't be able to turn your siamese into show quality mice however healthy and pretty they are.If you decide you do want exhibition mice I would suggest joining the club as a starting point I would discourage you from siamese as a first variety for showing.A self mouse,perhaps creams or whites would be a better choice and these also produce themselves in satin coats.If you want to stick with good hobby mice then Kallan on here has siamese that are well reared and attractive.
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