In 2015, I started breeding Roborovski Hamsters. I produced a very light golden-colored hamster that I could not find documented anywhere on the Internet. This hamster was named Gouda. Gouda escaped from his cage and was never found again. I should note that although similar, Gouda was not the same in appearance as the “husky” or “white face” gene in circulation. During that time I also discovered a lethal gene that produced pups with all-white fur. They would develop normally until weaning and then they would fall behind their siblings in size and then pass away. I attempted hand feeding these pups but was unsuccessful at getting any to survive. The gene seemed to follow a simple recessive pattern of inheritance. Some of the regular coated pups were sold to Klems in Spencer, MA. So it’s possible the genes are still in circulation somewhere.
After losing Gouda and receiving critical commentary from friends about breeding hamsters I took a brief hiatus from raising animals. However, after a period I realized I should not let other people dictate what my passions are so in 2018 I started breeding hamsters again and posting my ideas online so that others could share and see what I was doing. I also noticed that I really enjoyed getting high-quality detailed pictures of the extremely tiny dwarf hamster pups
Initially, I used the term “RORO’s Hamstery” however I soon started to explore raising mice. My aunt had found a very tiny mouse in her sink that was too small to jump out. I caught it and realized it was a wild house mouse, the same species as the domestic house mice. So I raised it and bred it with a black and white domestic mouse and produced several generations of hybrid wild mice. Pictures and videos of these mice are available on my Instagram and youtube channels.
I noticed that there was a large community of mouse breeders online and a wide variety of mouse coat types and colors so I decided to switch to breeding mice instead of hamsters. At that time I chose the name “Mister Mice”
Later when discussing passions with coworkers, a coworker suggested “MisterMiceGuy” which I liked. I then changed my name to the current style.
More to come….