H.J. Bagg developed the “Bagg albino” in 1913 from stock from an Ohio pet dealer. Inbred in 1923 by McDowell. To Snell in 1932 at F26, then to Andervont in 1935. To NIH in 1951 from Andervont at F72. To Charles River in 1974 from NIH.

Note: We also offer the BALB/c-Elite Mouse with a VAF/Elite® health profile (bred in US).

Coat Color

White (albino)

MHC Haplotype


Ideal For:

General multipurpose model, hybridoma development, monoclonal antibody production, infectious disease

Strain Code:


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