The German Mousery Chilloutarea in close up.
Chilloutarea breeds Splashed, Tricolor, Recessive Red, Sable, Roan, Merle, Burmese, Piebald Spotting and Siamese in English Show Type Shorthair and Satin Shorthair.
The Mousery make contract with every buyer and makes sure the future owner has knowledge and experience with mice.
Who are you, where do you live and how old are you
Dr. Roland Fischer, I live near Dortmund in Germany and I am 51 years old.
Biologist and Master of Science in Pharm. Medicine
Hobbies/interests besides mice
Passiflora breeding, plants, animals, family
Five words that describe you!
One word is enough: http://en.tackfilm2.se/?id=1280510857016ID406
Breeding prefix and why you chose that prefix:
Chilloutarea Mousery, because my mice live in the equivalent of a mouse hotel and chillout all day long
Is your stud registered in a fancy mouse society?
I am a member of the NMC in UK and NL.
When did you start breed mice?
Which is the main variety that you breed?
Tricolor and Merle, rezessive Red
Advantages and disadvantages with that varieties
It was very expensive and time-consuming to bring the varieties to Europe, but it was worths each minute and cent. Merle are a little hesitating to get a good type and size, but very vital and fertile.
How many mice do you have?
About 300 adults
Which is your favourite mouse?
A small girl, which could be a new mutation if I am lucky, she is agouti with black spots.
Do you write a pedigree and/or register the mice you breed?
I have pedigrees for the mice which are kept or sold.
Tell us about your mousery
I feed a mix of small seeds, herbs, dry catfood, mealworms, dandelion, vegetables. Chilloutarea Mousery has big terrariums only, no lab-cages at all. I have an empty house, which is used for animals only, the mice have three own rooms. I strictly use quarantine for at least 4 weeks before I add new mice to my stud. Instead of inbreeding I use linebreeding and have established own lines with a broad american, british, dutch and german genetic background now.
What are you plans for the future?
Breeding Tricolors with an apricot and red appearence, breeding piebald satin tan merles with four colours and good type.
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